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I'M IN DUBAI!!!! May 12, 2007
Arrived in Dubai yesterday safely at 5:30am. It already feels like I've been here for a week! Staying at 'The Gardens' near Ibn Battitu (spelling?) mall.
Suggestions on what to do/see/eat/drink etc...??

There's no way you can get a feel for Dubai, even though there are countless shows on Nat. Geo./Discovery back in Aus etc. It truly is something you have to see to believe. I spent all day yesterday taking pictures of half-completed buildings haha =)

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May 13, 2007
welcome Mike! i'm headed into my 3rd month (from Scotland Island if you know Pittwater at all!) and having a ball.

my newby suggestions for the "feel" of the place:

take a walk around the abra (water taxi) area on the weekends-- a good chance to see the "real" (ie. non-western ex-pat) dubai

do the desert safari (my wife & daughter came out from oz for a 2 week hols and they got a big kick out of this)

and of course check out the emirates mall and in-door skiing

also, try a shisha (water pipe)! pretty cheap and available in various cafes

if you want to grab a fosters sometime, pm me!
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