Saturday, September 27, 2008

Arabian Days and Nights

This post has been a long time coming! We visited Dubai during the first week of July enroute to India. We came back to Houston on the first week of August and since then, I've been wanting to make this post - but after finally wading through all the 300+ photos I took in Dubai, here are some of the sights of Dubai.

Dubai can be distinctly divided into two parts: Old Dubai where the souqs are, and the general feel is like a typical Arabian city with mosques and bazaars galore. And then there is new Dubai, a showcase of the vibrant oil and tourism economy of Dubai and UAE. This side is represented by the skyscrapers, the hotels and the malls. Lets just say, in Dubai you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

Old Dubai:

Traditional Arabic architecture, Bastakia Quarters

Dhows bringing in goods to the souqs along the Dubai Creek

The Jumeirah Mosque

The ship of the desert

An interesting earthern lantern lights the desert camp

New Dubai:

The Wafi city mall has an Egytian theme

The Burj Dubai, soon to be the tallest building in the world

The medinat Jumeirah mall, themed on traditional souqs

The magnificent Burj-Al-Arab hotel

The Burj Dubai at night

As always, our travel blog contains more detailed travelogs about our visit. You can read about our Dubai visit here.

1 comment:

Sabi said...

dubai goes taller but is it really tall financially.
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