Project 365: Day 56 – In the city of festivals


26th August 2014 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The sun wound down, bringing the neon lights on.
While the diners lined up at the valet, wallets tense.
Between this moment, and the madness that will follow,
Even the festival city is prone to bouts of silence.
Silence of the lamps. - Dubai, UAE

Silence of the lamps. – Dubai, UAE

I had learnt my lessons well after the debacle at Abu Dhabi yesterday.

We made plans in the afternoon to go the Miracle Gardens of Dubai, which is the largest natural flower garden in the world. Good sense prevailed, and we called up to check. Turns out the gardens were closed during the summer. Close shave, because I am not letting another day end up with me on the screwed end of the deal.

So instead we headed to the DFC, or Dubai Festival City. Dubai festival city is a complete waterfront community built by the Al Futtaim group, which has everything from shopping and dining, to schools. From just across the waterfront, one could also see the New Dubai region, including all the stalwarts like Burj Khalifa.

Check out my picture of the Burj Khalifa. Click here!

It has been a long, but fruitful, 8 days in the Emirates. Ok, time to head to Qatar in a few hours.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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