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Sep 3, 2005 - Dubai

Arrived in Dubai after night flight from Bangkok, hotel nice but it is bloody hot. Went to see the 7* hotel on a gorgeous beach but then nearly died in the extreme heat. Very clean and new place but not much to do without money and no where to drink of a night. Half way home now. Kate

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Sep 3, 2005 - Dubai

Well am actually adding this from sunny stevenage but wanted to complete the map before the site closes. What can I say about Dubai...hot and expensive! Nah it was ok but not a great deal to do if you have no money. We went to seen some of the sites including the 7* hotel, the beachs and the museum...but was too hot to be outside, almost fainted and almost got kidnapped by a some arabs. Have had an absolutely AMAZING time! Can't believe some of the places we have been and the things we have seen. Guess thats it for this summers travels but...

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Aug 17, 2005 - Almost there...!!!

Well it is that time and we are almost ready to go. We are sorting the parents and dog out and the dog is much easier. By the time you read this, we will be in Dubai and then 12 hours after that...in Roma...like they say.. all roads leed to Rome...lol Ok well it will be a few days till we next update but rest assured that the stroies will come thick and thin...take care all and Ta Ta .....ciao Michele and Anna

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Aug 10, 2005 - Dubai, UAE

Missing "The Hotel"... _________________________________________________________________________________ The Plan: Stuggle to stay awake to catch our connection to Jakarta. The Reality: Tim and I are enjoying the Emirates Business Class Lounge and a little free internet access. He is frantically trying to download a batch of photos and I thought I would drop you all a little hello. We had a wonderful last night in Stonetown. Boy, if we thought the honeymoon suite was luxurious the first time around, it only got better... same beautiful...

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Jul 15, 2005 - Dubai

We are now in Dubai which is one of the United Arab Emirates. (Don't worry if you don't know where it is, I had to look at the map when Paul said he wanted to stop here on the way to Egypt...then again, maybe I am the only dummy here.) This is a city built right in the desert on the coast. (A little strange to see the desert on the coast.) In my opinion, Dubai is a mut mixture of Vegas, L.A. and Hong Kong and I'll tell you why... After flying all night we arrived in Dubai at 4:30a.m. and were lucky to find a hotel which allowed us to check...

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Jul 15, 2005 - Dubai... "Do buy"

Dubai is like Vegas... just replace the gambling, drinking, and gentleman's clubs... with malls, mosques, and camels! ok... so it's just a VERY hot overbuilt place with a lot of people with too much money, malls and entertainments parks. Actually, it is an interesting place due to the amazing amount on economic investment and extravagant building going on here. Before the oil runs out in 2010, the Sheiks goal to invest (while he still can) in everything from racecar tracks and medical facitities to the more than 400 5 star hotels, including...

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Jul 4, 2005 - Adrian: Dubai, Dubai what a wonderful town!

2 weeks in India was a great experience but it was tough thats why when a friend in dubai offered for us to stay at his appartment for the short time it was like a god send! The weather in Dubai aint so bad. no way near as humid as India or Sri Lanka. The short time we had here we spent on recovering from a hangover, layzin around the pool side and going on a tour of the city as well as an arabian adventure tour. The adventure tour was awsome it comprised of being picked up ouside of the appartment in a 4wd and after a short drive we met up...

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MADISH 2005

May 7, 2005 - Planning and getting ready!

Strange huh? Al called me this morning from Heathrow on her way, finally, to Guatemala. The realization was that it is not long before I head off either. I seem to have everything arranged for Honduras, well I say everything, I know where we are staying for the first three nights, the rest will just happen - I do want to play golf at the only club in the country - why cause I can and I know the hotel has a happy hour from noon till 4pm (why else would you stay - oh yes as they do massages that Al can do and at the same time remove anything...

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Apr 27, 2005 - UAE- Dubai

Ray's Entry Dubai...the city of million dollar developments. There are so many developments in progress here that we may come back at the end of our journey to see the new creations. It is all about bigger and better here. The tallest building in the world (in the works), man-made islands in the shape of palm trees, and a whole island development that looks like the continents of the world. Hey! Come live in Australia in Dubai! All visible from space of course. How about a seven star hotel (pics included), a mall with a whole ski mountian...

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Back at home.

Apr 8, 2005 - Jumeirah Beach

We purposefully designed our itinerary to leave a few leisurely days on the beach at the end of our trip. We correctly anticipated that after climbing through wadis, hiking over mountains, and enduring a day's drive through empty desert we would crave a little downtime on sand that didn't burn your bare feet. From the Al-Ain highway, we drove straight to the Jumeirah section of Dubai to check into the Hilton. At least that was the plan. We didn't drive straight there. Instead, we found ourselves navigating endless detours around...

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Apr 1, 2005 - Dubai

"You're going to the Middle East on VACATION?!" was the common refrain when I announced my spring 2005 travel plans. Friends, family, colleagues uniformly expressed surprise, not to mention consternation, over my choice of destination. I don't even want to imagine what my girlfriend's parents thought of me. Come to think of it, the choice of Dubai surprised even me as I have never had a burning desire to see the Middle East. But a series of Wall Street Journal articles about the emergence of Dubai as an oasis of commerce and liberalism in...

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Mar 25, 2005 - Dubai, United Arab Emerites

Dubai ia a city that glimmers in the desert. It is a destination city. It's attractions are unlimited, sunshine, sandy beaches, spectacular hotels, and suks (markets) The hotels are architectual wonders. The Burg Al - Arab Hotel at oceans edge resembles a huge sailboat, with its sails billowing in the wind. The government is reclaiming land from the sea. they are producing 300 artifical islands, in the surrounding sea. Jumeriah Palms is a luxury development shaped like a palm tree. It will be a planned developement featuring villas and...

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