Here is a video of some of my travels this summer in the Gulf States United Arab Emirates, Qatar and a little bit from Bahrain. Mystically enough all of my videos from Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and nearly all of my videos from Bahrain has disappeared from my computer, so this was pretty much all that was left and I hope it will give you a little taste of my Arabian Adventures.
Dubai is a place where you can do anything, as long as you have the money for it. It is a city which is run by people from India, Phillipines, Pakistan and other foreigners but financed by the rich oil Sheikhs. In this city there is never a crane and construction worker that is free, and it is the city that has grown the fastest in the world, from being just another dessert town which was rich with oil recourses, to a city where only the best is good enough. It is the city where you can find the only seven star hotel (Burj Al Arab), the highest building in the world (Burj Khalifa), the only indoor skiing slopes and shops that are open 24/7.
If I was to write a few keynotes to the things I did in Dubai it would be that swimming on the beach was like being in the dead sea, where the water was warm, shallow and the body would automatically float because of the high amount of salt in it, the fountain show was a nice but a little over rated, the indoor ski resort small (but it was amazing to be snowboarding in minus 3 degrees when it was 45 degrees outside), the 6 hour safari tour through the dessert is a must for people who are being there for the first time, on the monorail to the palm, one could only see appartments that all looked the same, the ride to the top of Burj Khalifa was fully booked for many days ahead, and the distances between most things was pretty big (there was no main street, or actually no shopping streets at all). It was a very special city indeed, and just like Las Vegas, I want to have a lot more money when I will come back there next time. Money is a synonym with fun in Dubai, the city which rhymes with buy.