Feeling the Blooming Love in Dubai’s Miracle Garden Oasis

Dubai’s Miracle Garden is a true oasis in the desert. Granted, it’s a fantasy, man made oasis, but like everything in Dubai, it is a big, bold and over the top experience.  Continue reading “Feeling the Blooming Love in Dubai’s Miracle Garden Oasis”

Finding Street Art in Dubai

Dubai is known for its cutting edge building designs. Lots of steel. Lots of glass. Lots of interesting angles. So you might be surprised to find buildings and walls decorated with murals. Street art in Dubai is alive and well. Continue reading “Finding Street Art in Dubai”

PhotoPOSTcard: Traditional Abras on Dubai Creek

Taking a traditional abra ride across Dubai Creek from one side to the other is probably the most authentic and least expensive Dubai experience you can have. Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: Traditional Abras on Dubai Creek”

Finding Old Dubai – A Walk Along Dubai Creek


Take a walk along Dubai Creek and explore its two sides to find remnants of old Dubai. It is along the shores of Dubai Creek that the area was settled in the 1830’s, and it is here where I was able to still find some examples of traditional Dubai. On the south side of the creek is the Bur Dubai neighborhood where I explored the Al Fahidi Historical area, the Dubai Museum and the Bur Dubai Souq. Then, after taking a ride across the creek on a traditional abra to the northern Deira side, I explored the exotic Spice and Gold Souqs.

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PhotoPOSTcard: A Glimpse of Old Dubai

New Dubai is shiny and high tech. But along the Dubai Creek you can still get an occasional glimpse of Old Dubai. Continue reading “PhotoPOSTcard: A Glimpse of Old Dubai”

A Stay at the Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai – A Resort Experience Like No Other

Location, amenities like its own water park and aquarium, elegant yet whimsical decor and award winning restaurants make a stay at the Atlantis, The Palm, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates a unique experience in a destination that boasts many luxurious resort options. It has become one of my favorite resort stays anywhere.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Joy to the Fishes in the Deep Blue Sea

“Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me”

From the song “Joy to the World” by Three Dog NIght

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PhotoPOSTcard: A Date With Chihuly in Dubai

It is no secret that I love the work of master glass artist Dale Chihuly. So I will admit that the Palm Atlantis Chihuly sculpture in Dubai was, in part, one of the reasons I wanted to stay there. The combination sculpture-fountain is about 30 ft. tall and is made up of 3000 individually hand blown glass pieces. The sculpture took about two years to complete. It certainly is the show stopping centerpiece to an otherwise stunning hotel lobby.

Thanks for visiting

Rose

Photo Inspirations

Photo Location – Al Fahidi Historic District in Dubai. This quarter was developed in the 1900’s by pearl and textile merchants. Today, the area has been restored, and its narrow lanes are occupied by art galleries, cafes and small museums. Continue reading “Photo Inspirations”