Mix and match dishes the Arabic way
Favorite thing: One thing I do enjoy when I travel is food and the Middle East is no exception. The best way to sample the local food is to have a selection of Arabic Meze. Meze are small dishes and dips that are normally served as starters but that are quite filling and can very easily turn into a full meal. All local restaurants should have them as well as room service in most hotels.
My favourite meze are Kebbeh, small meat balls with pine nuts, and Houmous, a chick pea dip. They should come with ample supply of Arabic bread that serves as dip and wrap so that you don't have to use any cuttlery.
- Food and Dining
What to do, where and when
Favorite thing: Time Out, who provide one of the most popular "what's on" magazine in London, have branched to Dubai. If you want to know what's on, where and when it is and how to get there, get your copy of Time Out. Your might even get a complimentary copy from your hotel.
- Adventure Travel
- Arts and Culture
Fondest memory: Looking at the sun set over the creek, a cool glass in hand, from the bar of the yacht club is definitely one of my best memories of Dubai. On the skyline, the most obvious landmark are the Emirates Towers, on the left hand side.
Natural air conditioning
Favorite thing: The United Arab Emirates have always had a very harsh climate, which prompted the locals in inventing a natural form of air conditioning ages before electricity was invented.
This natural air conditioning is the wind tower. It is a rectangular tower fitted on top of buildings with openings on all four sides. The hot air enters the tower from one side and flows down into the building below. By flowing down, it will cool down significantly and expel the warm air in the building through the opposite opening in the tower. The result is a constant flow of cool air through the building.
Fort Al Fahidi
Favorite thing: Quite interesting museum inside this fort.
Fondest memory: Very ingenious air-conditioned system to be discovered inside Dubai museum.
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
Emerging from the desert
Favorite thing: The whole city seems to emerge from the desert.
It could be sometimes so dusty, that you would think there are only virtual buildings.
A strange experience, i don't recommend to anybody !
Emirate Flag of Dubai
Favorite thing: Members of the UAE may also fly their own flag.
The Dubai flag is easily spotted as it is commonly flown alongside the country's flag.
The flag's origin is probably based on Dubai's maritime past.
- Business Travel
- Budget Travel
Favorite thing: Dubai covered with huge buildings, but seeside is realy fantastic, don't miss that, water is mild and swimming there make you refresh
Fondest memory: clean city, wonderful shopping
- Business Travel
Favorite thing: Dubai and the UAE are places "under construction". Gigantic advertising pannels are showing you that everywhere.
Beautiful & amazing buildings
Favorite thing: The architecture of Dubai is something that amazed me. Everything is brand new, no history at all: I found whatever you can not find in Europe, and that was such an excellent contrasting experience.
- Luxury Travel
Inside the room..
Favorite thing: On the first floor there are 3 rooms. The first room of the entrance with the desk, group meubles.. The second room is with a sofa, TV chair and back the kitchen
Second floor of the Tower of arabs
Favorite thing: Look at the colors and symetry.. The picture is taken from the terraces..
The second floor consists of Shops, rest cafe and elevators to the rooms..
The lift.. Burj al Arab hotel
Favorite thing: When you pass from the entrance, you need to go up for the second floor through a lift.. And the vindows near the lifts are Aquarium with very nice fishes inside..
Favorite thing: When you enter to the Burj al arab hotel, spare some time to watch the dancing water..
Such an amazing show that you wont forget..
Entrance of the hotel
Favorite thing: when you enter from the entrance you will see this huge steps of flats in front of you.... There are 27 floors but all floors are double and making a total of 54 floors to the top..
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