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15 October - UAE

Dubai

sunny 34 °C

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Got the hop-on-hop-off Big Bus trip started today. You have 24 hours from the time you start the trip to see all you can. Dubai is such a sprawling city. Its chocka with traffic and they are in desperate need of a subway system (which will be here in 2009 and 2010).

The city is also covered in a huge haze making taking photos really dificult to do. Havent been able to work out if this is a year long proplem or just a short season problem, as purchasing a 50th floor penthouse apartment on the marina might be a waste of money if its a year long problem!

Did the city tour today. Only 7% of Dubai's income is derrived from oil. I was surprised as I considered it to me most of their income.

Finished this very hot day with a traditional Dhow Boat trip. Its a 1 hour cruise up and down the main section of the Dubai Creek. The boat was very cute but the comentary was vertually the same as the bus, so nothing new learned.

Staggered home to shower the days sweat and hit the airconditioned hay.

Posted by cssc 11:57 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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