"Sheikh Zayed Skyline" Dubai by Laerke

Dubai Travel Guide: 2,768 reviews and 8,185 photos

Dubai, a peculiar place....

I believe that most people end up here either because of basic needs (also the reason why Dubai is growing like it is), because of luxery or buisness and investment.

It is a fascinating place seing how its developing.
Not long ago it was nothing but a village. If it hadnt been for the discovery of oil in 1966 it would still have been.

It doesnt have much history to offer, mostly history to come (Palm Island, The World islands, a desert skiing/snow centre, the tallest building Burj Dubai etc to be built) - and ofcourse the one and only 7 stared hotel Burj al Arab in function.

If youre dedicated to fierce heat and luxery - this is your place! However, if you want to get to know the real arabic culture go somewhere else....

  • Last visit to Dubai: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated Aug 3, 2004
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  • Jun 30, 2006 at 5:33 AM

    Now u should have a visit of festival city....

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    Oct 16, 2005 at 8:41 AM

    although i do not agree with some of ur tips i liked the honest opinion. travelers need honest opinion rather than a biased one like perhaps mine :-)

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    Jul 28, 2005 at 11:29 PM

    Hi Laerke, I like your 'Goodbye Dubai' It's so honest opinion about Dubai :) I can't help agree with you :)

  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2005 at 11:19 PM

    A wonderful page, thanks for sharing.

  • Cruefan's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2005 at 6:20 AM

    I'll probably never get to Dubai.. But it was still fun visiting your page.

  • Siddha3th's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2005 at 8:01 AM

    Some beautiful photographs, both here, and in your travelogues. Excellent tips too, Laerke! More's a personal favourite of mine as well :) So long... Siddharth

  • ersavas's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2005 at 4:49 AM

    Im really jelaous about the trips you made! mostly the places where I wanted to be :) good choices.bravo! ps.the shisha looks like a hubble-bubble, am I right?

  • diageva's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2005 at 7:26 AM

    :) Interesting page, thanks :)

  • ginte's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2004 at 4:05 AM

    Nice page on Dubai and interesring tips. I'm sure you enjoyed your stay there:-) Best wishes.

  • TAGB's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2004 at 3:34 AM

    Nice Dubai Page. Espiecally the Driving Experience Tipe, But still it's very safe to Drive in Dubai Comparing to KSA


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