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Bigger, Better, Taller, Faster…The Superlatives of Dubai

Visiting Dubai had never been high on my travel wish list. I didn’t even expect to like it. Not a fan of big cities to begin with, I figured it would be noisy, crowded, pricey, and impersonal. My assumptions were based on the stories I’d heard about this city of excess. In 1965,…

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PHOTO: Wooden Dhow Cargo Boat on Dubai Creek in Dubai, UAE

Click on title to view photo in large format. A dhow cargo boat on Dubai Creek in the Deira neighborhood of Dubai, UAE, is loaded down with merchandise. These old wooden boats carry cargo from the UAE to destinations as far flung as Iran, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. The spectacle changes from day…

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PHOTO: Massive Aquarium at Atlantis Resort in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates

Click on title to view photo in large format. At Atlantis Resort in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), an enormous aquarium on the lower level allows guests close-up views of giant manta rays and sharks. The resort stands at the head of Palm Jumeira, the largest man-made island in the world,…

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PHOTO: Tesla Cars on Display at Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates

Click on title to view photo in large format. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), shoppers flock around the new Tesla cars on display at Dubai Mall. Several Emiratis made serious inquiries about purchasing one of these revolutionary, all-electric cars. In one instance, a salesman quoted the price

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