Dandy Dubai: A Man-Made Majesty

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Some say they love it and others say… well, what I say: it was good while it lasted but I wouldn’t return.

Dubai is a beautifully made city. In the last two decades the Arabs built (not physically, their clothing simply cannot get messed y’know), enhanced and beautified what was once a plain and ordinary place. Impressive. But it lacks a little something… A soul. Every city has a soul; a warm and welcoming hum that you automatically tune in to when you touch ground. Perhaps my signal went haywire but Dubai’s constant rush, unashamed materialism and culture of snobbery made it difficult to feel at home.

There’s plenty of awe-inspiring pieces of architecture around Dubai, making it a photographer’s paradise. At every corner there’s some kind of entertainment offering, surrounding you with only the physical pleasures of life. Having said that, I won’t complain about South Africa again as I’ve realised how lucky I am to be living in a naturally stunning and friendly country that not many other places can boast about. That aside, below are some highlights of my trip:

Sunset in Dubai
Sunset in Dubai
Desert Safari
Desert Safari
The Desert
The Desert
Replica of & the real Burj Khalifa
Replica of & the real Burj Khalifa
View from Burj Khalifa
View from Burj Khalifa
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High Tea at the Park Hyatt Dubai
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Dubai Mall

All pictures have been taken with my iPhone 5, some were edited slightly to enhance the colour.

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    • Saajida

      Thanks 🙂 it’s quite an amazing view from up there! It was difficult to pick which one to put up.

    • Saajida

      Thanks. Unfortunately I hadn’t had the chance to visit AD yet… Hear it’s lovely!

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