Sunday, August 23, 2009

Day 77, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Glitzy, glam, over-the-top and a little overexposed, Dubai lives for attention.

On the surface it's materialistic beyond anyone's wildest dreams!!

By treating every visitor like a VIP, visitors respond by spending like VIPs, only to need resuscitating when the next month's credit-card bill arrives!!

We're talking about a city that virtually invented the 'shopping festival' (Dubai Shopping Festival, or DSF), the simple premise of which was to get people to travel to Dubai and spend money.

With myriad shopping malls, flamboyant hotels, a dizzying array of dining options and hip clubs and bars, it's all just too easy.

This Middle East metropolis a city no other on earth.....but during the holy month of Ramadan a specific set of rules apply......

In the daytime non-Muslims should refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in public places, r
estaurants aren't open for lunch, working hours are shorter,live music and music in clubs is prohibited, shopping malls open late, so guys, I think that it will be best if we return to Dubai after the fasting month is that we can spend more time in the malls shopping up a storm....

So let's move on to our next destination.....another Islamic country, so the same rules apply however we are not going to that country for the purposes of shopping.....we will be sight seeing....if we are not diving for cover........any guesses as to where we are off to next??

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