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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Aloha! Scenes from Dubai

Hey everyone!

I know I know...I've been quiet. Forgive...I was on a mini-vacay with my mom and bro. Came back to great news but also laden with a bad case of the flu. I blame it on the swift shift between Dubai's 85 degree weather and D.C's 55 degree weather. Talk about weather shock. You'd think since the same thing happened to me when I came back from India in February, I would know to dose up on vitamins. Nope. Lesson never learned.

Well, first of all, Dubai is breathtaking. The architecture is so finite. I fell in love with the city within 2 hours. Everything is so organized. There is law and order. Something I wish Nigeria could boast of. The people were pleasant. Its a tourist city and they seem to be using their money well. I didn't notice any beggars, like I did in India. The cabs were labeled and had designated stops they strictly adhered to. No matter how many times you waved your hands in the air, these cabs would not stop unless you stood in line and waited your turn at the designated cab stop.

Coincidentally, the International Bar Conference was being held at the same week we were there so there were a lot of Nigerians around. Well, Nigerians are everywhere. But my point is this- they stood in line quietly and waited their turn to get a taxi. Why can't they do the same in their home country? Beats me. Come to think of it, even here in the States, cabs stop anywhere they can. Ok, enough loud ponderings. Here are some pictures...enjoy!

Mom & I at the conference site
Mom & I at the Aquarium
My bro & I on the Dubai Dhow cruise
Can you tell the wind was threatening to dance with my dress?

The Burj Khalifa- the tallest building in the world at the time it was built
Isn't this breathtaking?
At the Dubai Intl Mall boasting of over 1,200 stores. A shopper's paradise.
On the glass-bottom boat ride
The sharks seemed like they were right next to us
At the harbor after the cruise

Mom & I at the hotel

All good things come to an end. At the airport :-(

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