Saturday, January 31, 2009
Dubai Mall - More than 1200 retail shops, probably every recognizable fashion brand in the world, 150 dining outlets from the casual to fine dining, an indoor ice rink, the world largest aquarium (?), a 22 screen cinema, a SEGA theme park, a 250 bed 5 star hotel and 14,000 covered parking bays.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Introduced by the RTA in July 2007, Dubai's fancy new airconditioned bus stops are now executed everywhere. As per the RTA website, Dubai is to have 500 of these new crescent shaped modern bus stops. The objectives are to encourage better use of public transport, provide overall better passenger amenities, create comfort for its customers and compliment the metro project.
The new bus stops are well maintained and a very highly level of hygeine. The seating area is comfortable though one may argue that in some of the busier places like Karama and Bur Dubai the seating capacity is well under planned.
Nonetheless, a giant step forward in improving Dubai's public transport infrastructure.
Posted by Dubai Photo Story at 10:06 PM
Saturday, January 24, 2009
It's referred to as a 'Gentleman's game' and these gentlemen were out in hordes last Friday. There must have been at least about 100 young Asian gentlemen playing several games of cricket simultaneously in this small patch along the Wasel Road.
Its no surprise that cricket is a popular sport in Dubai. The top 10 cricketing nations (except may be the Windies) also make up for the largest group of expats. The international headquarters of cricket's governing body are also located in Dubai!