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Feb 27, 2005 - Dubai

Hi All we have spent last 2 days in Dubai and now heading to Cairo (Sunday afternoon). Dubai is enormous development city with construction every where but at the top end of the dollar. could not get into the 7 star hotel where they pick you up in a Rolls R if you are staying which costs US1500 a nite for the cheapest room but could not fit into budget. 2 days is plenty here as only a shopping mecca and business centre plus sporting events also can't get a beer. best fun was catching a water taxi with the locals in peak hour and going to...

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Feb 12, 2005 - Dubai stopover

We opted to stay in Mumbai for two additional nights, as we had found a beautiful full service hotel in a terrific location, and our options to visit Dubai were limited, Dubai remains a spot on the map, and not much more, for us. We had booked our flights with Emirates, as we thought we might enjoy a stopover in Dubai, and we planned to visit the desert. When we tried to find a room, the city was fully booked, because of a "shopping convention". Rooms in some places were offered at twice the rack rate, and one room was available to us at...

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Feb 5, 2005 - UAE- Dubai

Wow Andy :) Great Relaxed Chilled oot Sunbathed Not much to report here, had a luvly week with Andy in a luvly hotel and it was just luvly :) At the library today getting books on Islam , after hearing the call of the Iman from the minaret in the mosques I was suitably intrigued into the whole idea of being Muslim. then we went shopping and saw the women with their burkas on, where the only part of the body you could see was two wee (made up) eyes, thru a slit in their black outfit. It was bizarre, where east meets west, women walking...

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Kirsty RTW '04/'05

Jan 16, 2005 - Bling in Dubai

Well as you can all see it's already been a tough week been a backpacker... our hostel is not bad but a little over the top and bling bling..! As you will know us well enough you just knew that we would be starting in style...Upshall's slumming it... I don't think so! Well not yet anyway... All still a bit surreal here, still not feeling like we have given up our jobs, home and our life in the UK...oh MY GOD cold sweat time..!!!!! Phew thought we'd made the wrong decision then, luckily I looked outside and saw the sunshine and sand and knew...

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Upshalls on Tour

Dec 27, 2004 - Dubai

Our very first stop. We decided to pause here to meet with my mum, who as many of you know resides in the peaceful kingdom next door. After battling severe jet lag, we had a superb breakast at my mum's hotel, caught up on this tsunami thing (we flew right over it), went gold shopping (Meg bought nothing, I bought an expensive 'original' watch) and went for a candle lit dinner (enforced - the power went out). Many, many thanks go to my mum for her perfect arabic and ability to deal with various salesmen who, after visiting at least one in...

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WorldWideWarren

Nov 16, 2004 - Goodbye Europe, Hello Dubai (updated)

A really different world. I said that. It's really different to see heaps of people wearing the arab outfits. Dubai is a bit more liberal apparently but it was still amazing to see heaps of blokes with the long white outfits and head gear and the women who were totally covered up. It was like bunches of black ghosts wandering around. Of course the bunch belonged to one man who they followed around obediently. So Dubai broke the straw on hostel accommodation. I've been getting frustrated with dorm rooms in hostels anyway but here's my Dubai...

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Oct 6, 2004 - Dubai - and disaster!

I know, how dramatic can I be! But I have to tell the last bit first. MY DIGITAL CAMERA IS LOST! I forgot it on the plan from Dubai to London, so have ZERO pictures of this really remarkable city. on with the story.. Landed after an indifferent 8 hr. flight across 4 time zones. Checked into the Sheraton Dubai Creek - highly recommended by me! Beautiful hotel, excellent service, 3 restaurants, etc. My flight landed at 10:00pm, so I got checked in and went straight to bed. Unfortunately, i woke up with sniffles and a crappy throat - yep, the...

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My Cheetah Trip

Sep 28, 2004 - Nice when it's finished

Checking in at ABZ, Laura won the baggage competition with 30kg while I had 21kg. We're allowed 20 each for most of our internal flights so there might have to be some jettisoning going on. The 9kg difference appears to be because she's brought about 40 t-shirts and I've brought 4. Think we both have misjudged slighty there. Our flight to Schipol was fabulously early, so ensuring no big panic to get to the gate. There was a comedy "in trouble" spell for Laura, reaching mild perspiration at times. There was also a shoe trauma where shoes...

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Jul 7, 2004 - Dubai

4 days in Dubai and we are nicely chilled out! The heat is unbearable. Over 90F at night and 112F (45C) during the day. But we are coping, so don't feel too sorry for us :-) We have been to the spice souk and gold souk and incredibly Wayne didn't buy a thing! I think the heat has got to him. There is a great pool and health club here which has encouraged me to go an a fitness campaign. A swim every morning and an hour in the gym each evening has left me aching all over but will hopefuly pay some dividends by the time we get back. The hotel...

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Apr 30, 2004 - Hello Dubai!

Greetings! It's been three delicious days in India and wow is all I can say. I must come back and see it properly for at least a month. We just received our airplane tickets for tomorrow; Dubai! We'll see if they'll let me in considering countless passport stamps from Israel! We only have 8 hours in Dubai and then we're in for another surprise. Until our next scavenge . . . Alicia ----------------------------- EDITOR'S WIFE'S NOTE For all of us geographically challenged here are some enlightening facts about Dubai blatantly ripped off...

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Apr 14, 1971 - MY FIRST AIRLINE TRIP TO DUBAI on B O A C [ now British Airways ]

At the young age of 22 years with my inspiration to explore started my first journey out of India. Having completed by Engineering studies and my St.Michael's Anglo Indian High School from Cannanore - where my brother Sarath Chandran and my dad Lion.C.P.Chandrashekar had their schooling. But there was one big difference when my dad had to study in this prestigious school those days only for Europeans - he had to adopt a British name John Saunders - he kept this name until he completed his studies in St.Michael's European School. Cannanore...

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