Sunday, March 16, 2014

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one

Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum famously saidWe, in the UAE, have no such word as “impossible”; it does not exist in our lexicon. Such a word is used by the lazy and the weak, who fear challenges and progress. When one doubts his potential and capabilities as well as his confidence, he will lose the compass that leads him to success and excellence, thus failing to achieve his goal. I require you, youth, to insist on number one.” 

Well he did achieve in turning Dubai, into one of the most famous commercial cities in the world, and a major player in terms of trade and tourism. As well as a leading conference and exhibition venue in the Middle East with its beautiful infrastructure, amazing night life and appealing fashion centres (even though Kuwait and Bahrain might challenge the title).  Here are the rest of the pictures from my trip to Dubai:

I think this is self explanatory, I don't need to spell out where I'm @ :)


Jumeira Mosque (on Al-Jumeira Rd)
 

21st Century Tower
 The Tower
 Chelsea Tower
 Capricorn Tower
Dubai is developing an underground subways and public transportation
Murjan and Mesk Tower peeking in the background
The Atlantis Hotel  
 Burj al Arab
 Madinat Jumeirah Hotel


 I can't remember this, but I believe ^ was the Islamic Museum
I found this beautiful Peacock at Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum residence

ps. the title of my post is from Aristotle.
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