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A striking image of downtown Dubai

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The unreality of skyscrapers in the desert is captured in this unique view! Burj Khalifa, the tallest free standing man-made structure in the world!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/02/01 at 21:52

The world’s tallest building in its ‘hood in Dubai

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It’s now officially the Burj Khalifa, named after the official head of Abu Dhabi. That is expected to be a recognition that the shaky finances of Dubai‘s commercial real estate needed an injection of considerable capital at the end of 2009. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are both members of the United Arab Emirates and the latter is relatively oil rich.

But I was really interested in posting this photo of the Burj K since I hadn’t seen an image of it in its ‘hood, which seems so Middle East:

It’s significant to mention that there is an underground metro system running under that street to the left of the Burj K.

Dubai may have a small land area and sparse population as any desert nation must, but it sure has its share of big city features!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/01/07 at 08:23

Pro tennis starts early!

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City of Abu Dhabi
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Capitala World Tennis Championship | News Details > Nadal Overcomes Söderling To Win The 2010 Capitala World Tennis Championship

While Dubai opens the world’s tallest building, Abu Dhabi, the richer country, opens the Men’s ATP season.

And here’s the link!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/01/03 at 09:27

Roger Federer loses again to Andy Murray in the Qatar Open

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Andy Murray hits a backhand in his second roun...
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Read ’em and weep, Roger’s fandom!

Andy Murray is currently ranked fourth in the world
In-form Andy Murray has played down his tag as one of the favourites for the forthcoming Australian Open.
The 21-year-old has had a superb start to the year, defending his Qatar Open crown a week after beating Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in Abu Dhabi.

Go get ’em Andy!

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/01/11 at 07:54