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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:26 pm    Post subject: Dubai scenery  Reply with quote

Dubai wasn't somewhere I'd ever really fancied going to, however a £350 direct flight from Birmingham, a motor show, an air show and Ferrari World at Abu Dhabi, meant it had to be worth a look.

The buildings are just amazing (architecture and size), and the Burj Khalifa is mind blowing. We only went up to the observation deck on the 124th floor... there's 163 floors all together....

Our hotel (Shangri La) was brilliant too. It has 2 bars, a nightclub, and a pool. It was around 33*c all week, so after doing our day stuff, we'd simply sit poolside drinking beer until dinner time, have dinner and then go to the club, smoke shisha and drink beer til the early hours. It was still hot poolside at 3am!

The pics of Colin were due to the metro having a women and children carriage only.. The metro was about to depart, so me and Dan went through the womans carriage to the mixed one, so we wouldn't miss the train. Colin decided to stay on the platform and walk up, however the doors slammed shut and the train was going .  Colin put his arm in the way of the door, thinking it would open, but it didn't, and instead trapped his bag full of goodies (rather than his arm thankfully)

In the first pic you see Colin with that look of 'Please don't go without me'

The second pic you see him ripping the workers head off

The third pic is his bag trapped in the door, whilst the train was going along in between stations. One of the funniest things I've ever seen!


























































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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. I'm not a fan and remain unconvinced. I play a game on the iPhone called SimCity Build It which is basically SimCity 3000 for the iPhone. The city building seems to focus on tall buildings and zero topography and zero backdrop. If I go to, say, Turin, the Alps are an ever present backdrop to a fabulous city. Dubai looks like SimCity. Dallas, Texas is similar in ethos.

Great photos, by the way, and I remain impressed with the achievements of engineering a city in a place where man shouldn't actually be classed as an inhabitant.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Jeff on this.  The buildings are impressive, and the very fact it is in the middle of inhospitable desert even more so, but it seems to me as if the place is devoid of any character whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must admit; well I have mentioned already else where, that I have absolutely zero desire to go there; as impressive as the buildings look, it just looks very meh.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is impressive and although I don't have a huge desire to go, I wouldn't mind a couple of days stopover.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin wrote:
It is impressive and although I don't have a huge desire to go, I wouldn't mind a couple of days stopover.


+1
I'd like to see it for the engineering feats, not much else there appeals.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No character. It could be Rotterdam or anywhere.....
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know others that have been and visited the same places as you but I don't get the impression there's much else to see. The architecture is impressive, especially the Burj Khalifa and I would like to go up it to experience it. Did you go to Ferrari world in the end?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TreVoR wrote:
I'm with Jeff on this.  The buildings are impressive, and the very fact it is in the middle of inhospitable desert even more so, but it seems to me as if the place is devoid of any character whatsoever.


+1, although I have friends who rave about the place.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Dubai scenery Reply with quote

Andy C wrote:


The buildings are just amazing (architecture and size), and the Burj Khalifa is mind blowing.


I can't get my head around it -it's nearly 3 times as high as the Shard! What is there to see when you are up there though?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Dubai scenery Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
Andy C wrote:


The buildings are just amazing (architecture and size), and the Burj Khalifa is mind blowing.


I can't get my head around it -it's nearly 3 times as high as the Shard! What is there to see when you are up there though?


Lots of sand presumably!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Dubai scenery Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
Andy C wrote:


The buildings are just amazing (architecture and size), and the Burj Khalifa is mind blowing.


I can't get my head around it -it's nearly 3 times as high as the Shard! What is there to see when you are up there though?


The curvature of the earth I believe, on a clear day at least.

And lots of sand.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sort of place you go as a stop over to nice parts of the world.  I've stayed in the `old town' which at least gets you vaguely back into reality - I think its a couple of hundred years old so not that inhospitable place to live.  

To be fair, I reckon it would be nice enough  if you were single  and 20 something.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics - that building is crazy tall!

I went there with work about 10 years ago, it was not my sort of place. Seeing the desert proper would have been nice, but everywhere I went seemed like a building site and I have never been anywhere where the "haves" treat the "have nots" with such disdain.

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