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Ten things to do in Dubai

Dubai never ceases to amaze. From the impressive massive palm frond-shaped archipelagos that can even be seen from outer space to the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, Dubai is a true wonder in its own right. Whether you’re holidaying in Dubai or are on a layover for a few days to break up your […]

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Ten airports you must book a window seat for

Aisle or window? That’s a question I’m sure many of us are familiar with. I’m a big fan of window seats – you’ll know why if you’ve seen any of my Plane Views posts! Whether you’re an aisle or a window person, here are ten airports you’ll want to book a window seat for (arriving, […]

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Burj Al Arab

Dubai: desert to dream

The definition of a desert is: an excessively dry region of extreme temperatures with little or no life. The definition of Dubai is: a fully air-conditioned region of ultimate comfort, overflowing with life. But isn’t Dubai a desert? It is, but an unconventional one. Let us try and define it in more detail. Dry and […]

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Petronas Twin Towers

The world’s tallest buildings

The new tallest building in the world, the Burj Dubai or Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai, will officially be opened today. Standing at more than 800 meters (half a mile tall!), it is twice the height of the Empire State Building in Manhattan and it dwarfs the world’s second tallest building, Taipei’s 101 Tower (at 509 […]

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