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Burj al Arab, Heritage Village, The Souks in Deira, Atlantis The Palm, Global Village — So Much To Do in One Day in Dubai

We then headed back out to Deira and the souks where Dubai gets its nickname as the City of Gold. Even after driving around Dubai for the past several days, I still get amazed at some of the sights…

Dubai's bus stops are air conditioned

Dubai gets so unbelievably hot and humid during the summer
that the bus stops are air conditioned.

Mosque in Dubai

Mosque in Dubai

Just as you see churches on every corner in the south (of the U.S.), you see mosques EVERYWHERE in Dubai.

Dubai's skyline

Dubai's skyline

The sand storms in Dubai gives the skyline almost this mystical appearance, as if the city existed in a dream slowly revealing itself the deeper you go into it.

Dubai's graffiti

Dubai’s version of graffiti.


I don’t know what this is but it’s cool.

On the site of former ruler Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s office on Jumeriah Beach Road, a replica of the “Roundhouse” has been constructed to honor the site where documents were signed in 1972 for the formation of UAE, uniting the emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain and Ajman. Ras Al Khaimah joined later. This roundhouse is called The Union House with a huge UAE flag snapping in the wind above it.

Dubai's Union House where the formation of UAE happened in 1972.

Dubai’s Union House where the formation of UAE happened in 1972.
Well, it’s somewhere back there.
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