Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Incredible Dubai

Dubai is one amazing place. Here are a few of the highlights from my visit in May...

Dubai Beach
Just a few tourists in the water, seemingly ordinary looking.

But, looking in the opposite direction...

Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeirah

Further down the coast on Palm Island...

Atlantis Hotel

These rocks flank Palm Island.

Zoom in:

The gray and green rocks are serpentinites -- fragments of the earth's mantle. They're probably from the Oman Ophiolite just a tens of kilometers away, up the Persian Gulf coast.

Looking back at the hotel...

Your friendly neighborhood blogger.

Heading downtown...

Skyline 1.

Another hotel, close-up.

Another skyline close-up.

Skyline 2: Cranes and more cranes.

From a distance.

Food Court
I'm not sure if the star is for Carl's Jr. or Hardee's, 
but who wouldn't recognize the Colonel?

Apres Ski.

1 comment:

  1. Answer to the question about the star: It is Hardee's (and the UAE company who has the franchise also has KFC):