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Dubai Through Auto Glass [Apr. 23rd, 2006|03:56 pm]
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Sometimes, when riding around Dubai with Don, I get the urge to take pictures of everything. Then, I get the urge to share them with everybody.

Sorry, Dubai flisters. I'm sure the last thing you need is to feel like you're still stuck in traffic!


Headquarters of Emirates Airline


Ever take a wrong turn and not realize until it's too late?


Random patch of grass over the highway. I wonder who has to mow it?


There are date palms everywhere. Oh, and skyscrapers.


Current progress of the future superlatively tall Burj Dubai.


This is what it's gonna look like.


Demolition of the Oasis Center mall which very thoroughly burned last year.


Prettiness on Sheikh Zayed Road.
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[User Picture]From: mcgillianaire
2006-04-23 01:49 pm (UTC)
nice! i hope i can visit dubai again soon... the summer's are hot but it's worth the excuse. esp if all ye guys will also be there. :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-04-25 01:15 pm (UTC)
We'd love to see you again!
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[User Picture]From: obsessical
2006-04-23 04:10 pm (UTC)
dubai is gorgeous!
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2006-04-23 05:19 pm (UTC)
Only in her pictures!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-04-25 01:13 pm (UTC)
Whoa, thanks for the compliment! But I didn't know you felt that way - you don't think this town is gorgeous? I think the real Dubai is prettier than the Dubai in pictures.
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[User Picture]From: dubaiwalla
2006-04-28 04:57 pm (UTC)

you don't think this town is gorgeous?

I like a few small parts- Madinat Jumeirah, the Gold Souq, Al Seef- but much of Dubai is really ugly. Been to Madinat Badr lately? The city also lacks any character or distinctive look, a la New York/Paris/Berlin/Madrid.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-04-29 03:42 pm (UTC)

Re: you don't think this town is gorgeous?

I think Deira and Bur Dubai have their own character. I have a few pictures I should post together that capture it. Definitely no Berlin or New York, but if you don't think it has character, maybe it's because you've been here for so long, it's just normal.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-04-25 12:58 pm (UTC)
I think so, too! I had my camera out because I was trying to get pictures of the flowers that are everywhere. I wound up liking the non-flower pictures better. =)



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[User Picture]From: readherring
2006-04-24 04:32 pm (UTC)

Speaking of Emirates Airlines...

I've never mentioned this before, because I have been a lazy moderator. But I still run the businesstravel journal (nominally), and wanted to invite you to join. It hasn't been horribly active, so don't feel obliged to join if you don't want to.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-04-25 01:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Speaking of Emirates Airlines...

Ohhh, yeeeah! I read your community a long time ago and added you, but never joined - I don't know why. I'll head over there and join it. =)
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[User Picture]From: readherring
2006-04-25 05:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Speaking of Emirates Airlines...

Ah - so that's how you found me :)
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[User Picture]From: doc_cathode
2006-04-25 12:44 am (UTC)
The twin skyscrapers look like something from Star Trek TNG
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-04-25 01:02 pm (UTC)
They're quite eye-catching, aren't they? That other tall one you see has always reminded me of a fountain pen. It is one of the gazillion buildings that house cabin crew for my airline. =)
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[User Picture]From: etherealmommy
2006-05-03 08:37 am (UTC)

reunion

Did you get my e-mail about your 10 yr reunion? Em sent it to me to forward to you...just wanted to make sure. :)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-05-09 08:20 pm (UTC)

Re: reunion

Hey!! Thanks, I did get it but I didn't realize until now!!

A 10-year reunion should be interesting, but I bet I won't be able to make it. If only I could know the date *now* and start planning... I've already planned all my leave for October-November. Maybe I'll make the 20-year.
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