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17 October - UAE

Dubai

sunny 34 °C

Well today we went to the Dubai Museum. For the entry fee of less than $1, it was fabulous value for money. We learnt a lot about arab culture and society and their short built past. There were some great antiquites they've uncovered in Jumeirah that date back to 3000BC. There were reconstructions of the castles that they were found in in smaller scale, and no mention of whether they are still there or have been removed for yet another sky scraper.

The tallest building in Dubai - Burj Dubai (see http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/burj-dubai/tallest-building-in-the-world-taller-than-most-things-281122.php) for more info, is currently sitting at 150 odd storeys tall. They said it will never be finished, as they will just continue to add to it, everytime another country says they'll build one taller!

You can do a tour of that (they take you up to an apartment up high) and other sights around Jumeirah for about $150!

We decided to have high tea at the Burj Al Arab instead.

Posted by cssc 12:41 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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