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Dubai, UAE- 1 of 2- A Stroll Amongst The Noveau Riche

The overarching impressions of Dubai are its immense wealth and its newness. Since the 1960s, the Shieks turned a small fishing village, later a trading center, into the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, basking in its wealth and newness. It is home to 395 skyscrapers, of which 28 are supertalls, and all but one built since the mid-60s. There are more 5-star hotels in Dubai than anywhere else. The Dubai Mall is the city's largest shopping mall with a dancing fountain, aquarium, huge Americanized food court (Krispy Kreme doughnuts!!!), and a waterfall. Another mall features a snow ski slope in the desert. One of Dubai's nicknames is the City of Superlatives. 

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A Five-Star hotel. Dubai bought the QE2 and converted it to a hotel.


Jumeirah Grand Mosque

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Even the phone booths are new and modern looking. BTW, bus stops are enclosed and air-conditioned!


The only SEVEN-star hotel in the world.

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A walk through (highly restored) Old Town

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Old-style water cooling system... roughly equivalent to swamp coolers in the US


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Wall art #1
 
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#2

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#3


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Downtown Camel


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Museum

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An art piece comprised of purple pillows


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Three-D model of Dubai

Two views from behind the museum
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Scenic ride to the spice & gold markets

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Spice Market entrance

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Not a pharmacy in sight

Two views from a bus

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The famous Dubai Frame opened in 2018... the largest frame in the world (please excuse the perspective distortion)


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Dubai, UAE
05/12-23/24
 

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