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Dubai Gets a Bum Rap

From: Boojum Bebo

Why is it whenever many people hear Dubai they think wretched excess and over-the-top construction such as the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa Image

or the world’s first AND second largest shopping malls Image

even one with a ski slope! Image

In fact, Dubai has a rich history dating back to antiquity – a crossroad for trade between the East and the West ImageImageImage

The historic architecture is a stark contrast (of beauty) to the new buildings…ImageImage

There are lots of tourists in Dubai –  mainly Russians, Chinese, Japanese, visitors from other Middle Eastern nations. But there are appear to be few Americans and I don’t know why. It’s a great destination, easy to get to, reasonably priced, very safe, English-speaking, and much to do (in addition to shopping) – dune-busting in the desert, boating on the creek, music, etc. If they don’t come because it’s a Muslim nation, WHAT A MISTAKE!

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