""Only in Dubai..." weird, wacky & wonderful PART 2" Top 5 Page for this destination Dubai Travelogue by JessH

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"Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh..."

350 sun days a year, temperatures up to 50 degrees celsius in the summer, and yet you'll very often see Asian women carrying umbrellas. They do this because they want to remain pale and not tan. In many cultures, pale skin is still regarded as a sign of higher status and beauty.

I understand that, but an umbrella in the sun still looks funny :-)

Got Sand? In case the desert isn't enough...

John and I were in IKEA (Dubai Festival City) on Friday 15th February 2008... and couldn't believe our eyes.

Once we managed to stop laughing, I took this photo:
Yes, dear friends. In the gardening section of IKEA, we can now buy bags of SAND.

Our boys in green...

"Dangerous ditches and construction holes in Dubai, you say? A danger to motorists and pedestrians? Nonsense!"

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you, the Dubai Police...
(taken from newspaper, 2007)

"Indian Safety Helmet"

"Safey First!", many signs of construction companies proclaim in big bold letters.

Well, looks like this poor chap was too late when they were handing-out the hard hats.

  • Page Updated Oct 26, 2008
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