Reuniting with Dubai

Reflecting on Things in Dubai

Being Thankful in Dubai

Hitting the Slope

Making the Most of My Final

Taking the Dive
Photo Albums
Links relating to
my trip

Alex's house in Jumeira 1

Other Sites:

The Lime Tree Cafe - My
absolute favorite cafe in Dubai!

THE One -
A furniture store
with a great cafe in it where I
had afternoon tea.

Madinat Theatre - Where I
saw a show called 'Encore'.

UAQ Aeroclub - Where I did
my skydiving!

Ski Dubai
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My UAE Experience...

Highs: Loving this city all over again; looking at the Burj-al-Arab from the beach; watching the
Burj-al-Arab change colors at night; driving down the trunk of the Palm Island; the color of the
Arabian Gulf; staying in Jumeira 1 - so close to the Jumeirah Mosque and the Lime Tree Cafe; being
in the developed world again; skiing in Dubai (how often can a person do this in the desert?).

Things being more expensive than I remember (hello declining dollar!); getting rear-ended in
Alex's car and learning the process you have to go through with the police department first-hand.

Best Moment:
Sitting on the beach while reflecting about my last time here while watching the
Burj-al-Arab changing colors.

Craziest Moment: Learning the formalities of getting in a car accident in Dubai. Definitely
different from home!

None to report of (this is a good thing after spending a month in India!).

The prayer call from the mosque next to Alex's house; the show of musical numbers I
went to at the Madinat Theatre.

Burj-al-Arab; the Souks at Madinat Jumeirah; Palm Island; Jumeirah Mosque; the Arabian
Gulf; the Burj Dubai; Emirates Towers; the Deira Creek; camels; ski slope at the Mall of the Emirates.

Dates stuffed with nuts; pumpkin, caramelized onions and goat cheese on flatbread (at the
Lime Tree Cafe); homemade Shepherd's pie at one of Alex's friend's house.


Street Food:
Nuts and dried fruits near the Creek area.

Fun Food Finds:
Date pie at McDonald's (sounds a bit gross but it still piques my curiosity as I
love dates).

Western Companies Out Here:
Pizza Hut; Round Table; Johnny Rockets; Hardee's; Chili's;
McDonald's; Cinnabon; Starbuck's; Coffee Bean; etc. (To be honest, there is just about EVERYTHING
out here.)

Other General Info...

Visa needed? Not for Americans.

Type of currency?
UAE Dirham. $1 US is equal to about 3.6 dirhams.

Things t
he UAE Is Known For: Focusing on tourism vs. oil; the palm islands; the world
islands; indoor skiing; the Burj-al-Arab.

Muslim (plus the religions of all of the ex-pats).

United Arab
November 21-26, 2007
Reflection of the Dubai Marina.
My Olympic form on the ski slope.
The Burj-al-Arab at night..