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The peacocks Local Life Review

The building euphoria couldn't spare the royal family - huge palaces were being built out of common people's sight.

Furthermore, pictures were forbidden, so I amused myself photographing some peacocks.

Look at them, so nice, the peacocks, without any palace behind them.

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
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A Tree Architecture Review

In the forest of skyscrapers and cranes, suddenly, a strange image - a tree!

No, it was not a garden, it was a real natural tree. And more than that, in the shade, a modest building.

How could they forget it there?

Don't try to go and see it. If it wasn't a mirage, a new skyscraper is already growing in its place.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
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Spices souk Spice Souq Review

Heading to the gold souk, we didn't pay much attention to the spices souk in the way.

It is small, but it shows all the usual colours and smells, looking wider and calmer than the ones in north Africa.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
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Cultural "island" Local Life Review

I think that the real Dubai is now confined to a small quarter, but housing a sample of everything - small souks, a museum, a mosque, a traditional house, handicrafts, actually, an island in the forest of cranes and skyscrapers.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
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Old Mosque Architecture Review

BuiLt 200 years ago using traditional techniques, this modest mosque is a good example of the real Dubai before the petrodollar invasion.

We didn't visit it, but I think that it is open to visitors (a nice and uncommon exception).

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
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Malls Shopping Review

Do you believe that, sometimes, I was the one heading to the malls? Fernanda was surprised, but the fifty something Celsius degrees outside, pushed me into the air-conditioned.

Which one is the best? Well... that's a problem - all big, all with outstanding architecture, all with the same (expensive) shops and brands, all... so cool!

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 23, 2015
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Figures in Dubai Museum Al Fahidi Fort - Dubai Museum Review

The museum's collection is poor.

To give life and expression to the place some displays where focused in people's life, instead of people's belongings or art creation.

In a dimmed light, some of the real scale creations do have expression, and the final result is positive.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2015
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Jumeirah Mosque Jumeirah Mosque Review

It’s easy to notice that this mosque is a recent building, with the opulence and richness that are becoming standard in Dubai, but it’s also noticeable that it was built with full respect for traditional Islamic architecture, and a good taste in the decorative details.

The result of this combination of modernity and respect for tradition is positive, and the mosque is a beautiful temple in all the plans and from any distance.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2015
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Wafi Center Wafi City Review

A very big mall, still under construction when we visited it, wants to dispute all the titles: "the best" "the biggest" "the most beautiful"...

Well, I can't be judge in such competition - it has everything (as all the other), and... maybe it is... until the next one!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 2, 2014
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Traditional House Al Fahidi Fort - Dubai Museum Review

In the museum's courtyard stand some of the most interesting pieces in display.

The typical house is one of them: made in wood, its rustic conception and execution doesn’t spare the clever solution to drive the wind inside, as the cheaper and most effective way to cool the house.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 14, 2014
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