Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Dubai: Desert Transformed- Part-1: The Travelers in Sharjah

Dubai: Desert Transformed

Neeta and I (Ghumakkad) were in Dubai from 13th to 20th July, 2012.
The picture story is in following parts:
Part-1: The Travelers in Sharjah
Part-2: Up in the Sky (Burj Khalifa, Burj-Al-Arab)
Part-3: Magical Malls (Iban Batuta, Madinat, Dubai Mall, City Centre)
Part-4: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Part-5: Sharjah-The Charming Neighbourhood (including water sports)
Part-6: Around Dubai (Golf Club, Swankiest Cars, Superb Roads, Dubai Duty Free, People)
Part-1: The Travelers in Sharjah
Summer is not the best of times to visit Dubai. July-August are worst months with temperatures touching 46 degrees Celsius and RH of 60-70%. However, since I had to present a paper in 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Giftedness 2012, we had little choice.More on the Conference later.

Both Neeta and I had been to Dubai/UAE earlier. For Neeta, it was her third visit. Therefore, we could be a bit selective in the sight seeing. We excluded the following places this time and therefore, you will not find its pictures in the travelogue:
·         Desert Safari and Ballet Dance
·         Camel ride
·         Gold Souks and gold shopping
·         Older malls like Wafi which we had already seen

Home Away from Home
We were fortunate to have Anand Jain (Annu) and Farida as our host. Their home in Sharjah was our home. So tastefully done up with curios collected from their travel around the world!

The Four who fought the Desert Heat
Now read the picture story. As always, your suggestions/comments are welcome! 

Thank you for your attention.
Next part on 'Up in the Sky' will follow soon!