Cars of Dubai

Cars of Dubai

Next to architecture, one enjoyable facet of Dubai is the cars. Simply driving on the highway and looking out the window can be entertaining to any car lover. Everywhere you look, you’re guaranteed to a Lexus, Mercedes, BMW, or Range Rover. – These cars however, are the common vehicles of Dubai. With the oil industry [...]

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Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi

In attempt to soak up the sun before we arrive back to Rochester, (where we’ll experience a Vitamin-D deficiency next 4 months), we decided to pay a visit to Wild Wadi Water park. I understand that in my last post about a waterpark (more specifically Atlantis) stated that, “this is the best waterpark I’ve ever [...]

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Architecture

Architecture

One of my favorite aspects of Dubai is the unique, modern architecture.  Since this city shot out of seemingly nothing, most of the construction took place over the past 5 years. Personally, I am a huge fan of the Villas and houses in Dubai.  The residential Villas and houses  are generally boxy shaped, and constructed [...]

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American Companies (Arabic Style)

American Companies (Arabic Style)

When arriving to Dubai, I was shocked at how Americanized Dubai was. While the US and UAE both have their differences, the entertainment industry and capitalistic ideals are strikingly similar. Much of Dubai is populated with American companies such as Ford, Ace Hardware, Chili’s and much more.  Below are a few of many American companies [...]

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Burj Khalifa

Today we went on tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a world-class destination and the magnificent centerpiece of Downtown Dubai , Dubai’s new urban masterpiece.  The world’s tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations  and a world of entertainment options. Here is a perspective: Here’s us at the top!

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Ferrari World

Ferrari World

Imagine an indoor Disney world. Okay, now replace all the Micky’s with Ferrari sports cars. Add those two together and you get something like this: The park is located in Abu Dhabi, one of the EAU cities 2 hours from Dubai. The Park featured several car galleries with a number of Ferraris ranging from the [...]

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

I’ve never seen so much marble in my life until today. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerates is an enormous mosque with an unbelievable capacity of 14,000 people (which is why it features an underground parking garage). No shoes were allowed in the mosque, so it was essential to leave them [...]

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Atlantis Water Park

Atlantis Water Park

Last week, we took an excursion to the Atlantis Water park.  For the majority of the day, there were little people in the park.  Dubai winters averages 75 degrees. Locals believe this is weather is too cold to swim  (haha) so little showed up.  As a result, we enjoyed skipping out on the lines. My favorite slide is [...]

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Aquarium

Aquarium

Let me tell you about the most extravagant aquarium I’ve ever seen: It’s going to be difficult to sum up what I saw that day, but here goes nothing Have you ever seen the movie Prometheus – Yes the one with the over sized, marshmellowie humanoid aliens. That and shows such as star gate, or [...]

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To the Very Top

To the Very Top

It was one of the last weeks of break – five guys from Rochester (including myself) stand at a desert bus stop, surrounded by nothing but the morning sand and peeking sun. We were setting out for an adventure, but the best part was, we had no idea where we would end up. After this [...]

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