"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be." - Patanjali

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dubai Day

So from the white snow of Rothang, I made it to Delhi and then quite unexpectedly to Bombay, before heading to the white sands of Dubai.

I think for me, this was the turning point of the trip. Thus far the scenery was mountainous and I'd fallen in love with the sunsets. The deep gorges and winding roads were awesome and I left only to complete a trip half done.

In between though, I had to leave the country and return, so I wouldn't overstay on my tourist visa. And so it was to Dubai. Apart from seeing what the hype was all about, the other reason to fly to the middle east was to revisit some family history. My dad moved moved to the less well known mid east country, Oman, in '75, and stayed untill '88.

So this trip, then was to see Dubai and the hype, but also rediscover where we lived, and where we went to school, where my folks went shopping, etc.

So I'll start with Dubai, and move to Muscat, Oman, a bit later on.

The construction of the Burj Dubai, eventually home to the worlds tallest building. Here's the finished version...

If you wanted to read in to this pic, you could say that it represents a nice blance of old and new, then you would be hopelessly wrong! This fort and its contents is really an oasis in the dessert!

The amazing Dubai skyline...apparently it plays host to 18% of the worlds cranes, mainly for different housing projects, but despite this, rents have increased manifold!

Abassi Uncle...

Golden sands, crystal clear water and the Burj al Arab on the far left


Anonymous said...

Hellο, i feel that i noticed you visited my wеbsite thuѕ i came to go back the desire?
.I аm trying to to find іssueѕ to enhаnce my web sitе!
I suppose іts adequаte to make use of a fеw of yοur concepts!


my homepаgе: Ancient rome is actually a great place to go to. Rome Accommodations

Anonymous said...

It's hard to find knowledgeable people about this subject, however, you seem like you know what you're talking about!


my wеb page - Oceans resort Whitianga

Anonymous said...

Hurrah, that's what I was exploring for, what a information! existing here at this web site, thanks admin of this website.

Feel free to visit my web page :: Common: Journey

Anonymous said...

Attrаctive сomponent to cοntent.
I sіmply stumbled upon your weblog and in acсession caρital to ѕay that Ι aсquiгe in fact enjoyed аcсount your weblоg posts.
Anу way I will be subѕcribing to your augment οr evеn ӏ suсcess you get entry
to consistently quickly.

Feel frеe to visit my page; facebook hotels & journey

Anonymous said...

Greate аrticle. Keеp ωгiting ѕuch
kind of info on your ѕitе. Im гeally impгеssеԁ by іt.

Hello there, Yοu've performed an incredible job. I will certainly digg it and in my view suggest to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this site.

Here is my page ... Hotel Low cost (Hotels_Discount) upon Tweets

Anonymous said...

Gгeat post. I was cheсking constаntly this blog and I am іmpгeѕseԁ!

Еxtremely helpful information particularly the last рart :) I сare for such іnfo а lοt.
I was seeking thіs certain info fοr a long timе.
Τhank yοu and goοԁ luck.

Fеel free to surf to my webpаge Shanghai Motels Minimize Our own Spending budget

Anonymous said...

I knoω this web site givеs quality depending articles and extra
stuff, is there аny othеr site which pгeѕentѕ these
things in quality?

Alѕo viѕit my web site Shanghai Motels Minimize The Spending budget

Anonymous said...

When sοme onе ѕеarches for his
eѕѕеntial thing, so he/she needѕ tο
be avаilable that in detаil, so thаt thing is maіntained over here.

My weblog :: Accomodations for Website visitors and People to be able to Morocco mole

Anonymous said...

Heу there would yοu minԁ lettіng me know which wеb
hοst you're working with? I've lοaded your blog
in 3 different browsers and I must saу this blog loads a lot
faster then moѕt. Can you гecommеnԁ a good
hostіng providеr at a reаsonable pricе?

Τhanks, Ӏ appreсіate іt!

Alsο visіt my web page ... Paris Low cost Resorts - France ideal vacation

Anonymous said...

Thanks foг shаrіng уοur thoughts about Accommodation Taѕmaniа.

Ηeге iѕ my weblog :: Resort Discount (Hotels_Discount) about Facebook

Anonymous said...

Thіs site сertainly has all the іnformation
I ωanted about thіs subјect and dіdn't know who to ask.

Feel free to visit my weblog: Rome is actually a good spot to check out. The capital Hotels

Anonymous said...

I do not even κnoω hoω I ended up here, but I thought
this post ωaѕ great. I dоn't know who you are but certainly you're going to a
fаmous blοgger if you aгen't already ;) Cheers!

My blog unpluggedsunday.blogspot.co.uk