Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dubai

The architecture in Dubai is so different from Paris. We've been having a wonderful time here.

Below is the Jumeriah Mosque.


Gorgeous beaches...


The Burg Al Arab.  This 7 star hotel (the only 7 star hotel in the world) sits on an artificial island which is 300 meters from the shore.  This sail shaped hotel was the symbol of Dubai until the Burg Khalifa officially opened this month.


The Palm Islands are so incredible to see in person.  These artificial islands have added more than 520 kilometers of beaches to Dubai.  Picture taken off the internet.



The Atlantis Hotel is at the breakwater at the top of the Palm.  We had to go to the top of the Palm and then take a tunnel to get to it.

Inside the Atlantis Hotel...



Amazing architecture all over the city...


It may appear that we are in St. Moritz, but actually we are the Mall of the Emirates at their indoor ski slope.





The Burj Khalifa is not really that tall since I can touch the top of it.  Actually, Tom was laying on the ground to get this picture (sorry about my quaduple chin!).  The Burg Khalifa is now the world's tallest building at 2717 feet tall.




We took this pictures on a sunset boat trip on a traditional wooden Arabic Dhow.  The reflection off this building is incredible.




2 comments:

Leesa said...

Thank you!!!!!

I just got my Dubai fix!!! I will definitely have to go back for a visit!!!! Glad you had a great time... Bonne continuation pour le voyage!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Seems very impressive. I'm happy to see you're having a good time. Can't wait to see all your pictures.
Bisouss
Hélène