Sunday, October 14, 2012


Dubai Buildings, Sheer Magic

I love architecture, particularly the strange and the record-breaking. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have probably the best examples and that's why the Oldies keep going back to see what's new. Here are two of the buildings in Dubai that were completed between their 2007 trip and our one this June. The one on the left is of course the fantastic Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. I still find it hard to believe that I went as high as it was possible for a small bear to go in this magnificent tower. It is really spectacular at night, all lit up and occasionally with laser shows and fireworks coming from it. We walked out every night to get photos and took hundreds. The pink building is the hotel at Atlantis on Palm Jumeirah. The palm is an artificial island (look at it on Google Earth) and Atlantis is right on the seaward edge of it. Atlantis has one of the biggest and most interesting aquariums I have ever seen and there are some photos of it on my blog already and more to come.

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