Dubai 2017

BACK FROM DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

I returned to Dubai, last week. It took me that long to overcome jet lag, myalgia, arthralgia, uncontrolled elation, in order to put some orders in my thoughts.   “See Paris and die” is not obsolete, but it is clear that a better trip than a Dubai trip has to be another trip to Dubai.  New York may be best for business, London best for culture, Rio de Janeiro best leisure,

TOURING DUBAI

What do you do when you are in Dubai?   Two months ago, the Travel Club made a journey to the City of Gold.  From DXB (Dubai International Airport), we visited the Dubai Mall, the largest in the world, the size of 50 football fields, harboring 1,200 shops.   From there when we ascended to the observatory floor (122nd) at the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, 2,722-foot

DUBAI: MIRACLE OR MIRAGE?

The 7th most visited city in the world is about 1600 square mile large, five times larger than New York City, six times smaller than Haiti.   The story will never be told enough: 50 years ago, there was nothing there, just the desert. Today, the emirate is an oasis of class and sophistication for finances, banking, sport, shopping and tourism.  It has, or thrives to have, the largest, the