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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Dubai


Location - Middle East; Capital - Abu Dhabi; Population - 5 million; Currency - UAE Dirham MORE UAE - SHARJAH

I returned to Dubai and used it as a base to visit other emirates - December 2004.

 

uaenoteThe UAE Dirham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub34Cargo dhows (and a few seagulls) on The Creek, Dubai

 

 

dub1Boat taxis, called abras, cross The Creek in Dubai

 

 

 

dub7The Jumeirah Beach Hotel stands opposite it's more illustrious counterpart, the Burj al Arab, Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub9The Jumeirah Beach Hotel on the Gulf, Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub6aThe hugely impressive Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

 

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dub8 Roger Federer and Andre Agassi had a knockabout on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai.

 

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dub12The upper lobby of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai

 

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dub11Looking skywards from the upper lobby, Dubai

 

 

 

dub16Burj Al Arab's upper lobby, Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub14The causeway linking the hotel to the mainland, Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub17Fantastic views of Dubai from the top floor of the Burj Al Arab

 

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dub18In 2004 Dubai's Palm Jumeirah was clearly visible

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dub21But The World was less impressive - I'm sure it's different now. Dubai

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dub22The sun sets behind the Burj Al Arab, Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub25The Burj Al Arab, Dubai

 

 

dub28The Madinat Jumeirah is another extravagant and luxurious hotel, next to the Burj Al Arab in Dubai

 

 

dub30Dubai Marina was still in the middle of construction in late 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub5The spice souq, in the Deira area of Dubai

 

 

dub3Deira's gold souq, Dubai

 

 

dub37Heritage House is tucked away among Deira's souqs, Dubai.
The wind towers act as natural air conditioning by redirecting breezes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub36Walking along the Bur Dubai side of The Creek, Dubai

 

 

dub39Night falls on Bur Dubai and The Creek, Dubai

 

 

dub38Wind tower buildings in the Bastakia Quarter of Bur Dubai, where Iranian merchants used to live, Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub40Dubai souq in Bur Dubai, Dubai

 

 

 

dub4The souq area Bur Dubai, Dubai

 

 

dub33Al Mamzar beach is in the north west of Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub32It's possible to see the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in this photo from Al Mamzar beach, Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dub41An evening in the Irish Village, Dubai

 

 

dub42Looking out of my hotel room in Deira, Dubai

 

 

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LINKS

www.dubaicityguide.com

www.dubaitourism.ae - Dubai tourist board

www.dubai-tourism.net

www.dubaicity.com

http://dubaihotels.ae

www.emirates.org - guide to the United Arab Emirates

www.government.ae - government guide to the Emirates

 

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