February 23rd, 2011



My parents are in Dubai! My parents are in Dubai! Again! Last time was over five years ago. A lot has changed. For one thing, the Palm Jumeirah exists now. It's a real thing. Today we had lunch at Atlantis, and we rode the Palm Jumeirah Monorail. We did this with my good friend (who lives on The Palm, and therefore it is an honor to know him) and then we went to the Dubai Mall and sat around waiting for and watching the Burj Khalifa Fountain.


Brilliant glass sculpture in the lobby of the Atlantis Hotel. And my beautiful mother.

Aquaventure water theme park, as seen from the Atlantis monorail station.

View from the monorail.

More view from the monorail!

This is what my friend would look like, if he were really buying gold from a vending machine at The Dubai Mall.

Out and about on this side of the creek

If you want to lease any space in this EVIL! looking building, just call 800 666.

Of course, my mother was taking a picture of me taking a picture of my father taking a picture.

Neat wall at the Dubai Museum

Dubai Museum again. This is what it's like to be a flamingo flying over the creek.

Then we had dinner at Abdel Wahab in Souk Al Bahar. Mmm, Al Maza beer. Mm, Rose de Ksara wine!