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Sha’s Travel Diary

Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

MapWell what can I say about Dubai, its an amazing place! I kinda think it must be like the Middle Easts equalivant of Las Vegas (not that I've ever been there!). Construction is everywhere and they of course have to build it to be the biggest and most glam!

The last couple of days I've occupied myself with taking in the sights and sounds of Deira and Bur Dubai the two older areas. Spent most of yesterday strolling around the various Souks and being memesorised by the gold jewelery available as well as being offered copy handbags and watches numerous times! I also took in some culture at the Al Alimadina School and Heritage house which had these amazing displays on life gone by in the emirates. This was followed by a night time stroll along the Dhow Wharfage where the traditional boats still bring in goods, with fridges, tvs and tyres amongst other stuff line up nearby for collecting by the horn honkinh trucks!

This monring I took an Abra (like water bus) across the creek to Bur Dubai for a quick woander round the textile souk. A bus ride took me out to see the Burj Al Arab (world's only 7 star hotel) and a wonder around a mock Arabian Madinat Jumeirah complex. After a long bus ride back now I'm heading off down to one of the numerous shopping malls to search out some bargains, well I mean a girl has to get her priorities right when there's a shopping festival on!

Right better get on mall shuts at 10pm!
Sha x