Dubai, in pictures

My dad was visiting a couple of weeks ago and we took a ridiculous double-decker bus tour of Dubai. It was helpful in a way, because before I'd gone on it I couldn't wrap my head around the city.

But then again, who needs to whip down a highway on the top of a bus, hearing about malls and construction sites and multi-use facilities, taking in cranes and traffic and a variety of hotels? Only in Dubai.

Burj al Arab

Burj Dubai (it will, briefly, be the world's tallest tower)

The unappealing German tourist on our bus who insisted on lifting up his shirt like this

Jumeirah Mosque

Ras al Khoor port

Ski Dubai inside the Mall of the Emirates

One of the homes on the Palm, one of those islands they created in the sea

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