Iconic Dubai

Old Oct 7th 2012, 7:51 am
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what scenes/images/ visual impressions makes Dubai instantly recognizable or reminds you of here?

for me its obviously the two burj's, the creek and blokes on bikes with a shit load of folded cardboard on the back


oh and twated people walking through hotel lobbies at 4 in the afternoon
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what scenes/images/ visual impressions makes Dubai instantly recognizable or reminds you of here?

for me its obviously the two burj's, the creek and blokes on bikes with a shit load of folded cardboard on the back


oh and twated people walking through hotel lobbies at 4 in the afternoon
World Islands
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see this is why i ask, i would never have thought of the world islands. if someone at home was to mention them i would of course think of dubai but when describing dubai they probably wouldnt come to mind.
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Emirates towers
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Camels
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Emirates
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Sorry, I read the title as Ironic Dubai...
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Burj al Arab
Burj Khalifa
Camel racing
Shisha
Overloaded tatty dhows on the creek
Guys in local dress with alcoholic drink in hand, in a bar
Heavily made up women in abayaa
Giggling pinoy girls
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As I always enter Dubai from Abu Dhabi on the highway at Ghantoot...to me Dubai is

desert - the greenery in the central reservation stops
crappier road lights (the majestic 6 luminaire AD units replaced by 2-ers)
touchier speed cameras
the strawberry jam sandwiches are replaced by gooseberry jam sandwiches
chimney at Jebel Ali
big advertising pillars
metro
colourful taxis (an I-spy game we play with kids - red always wins)
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To me, it used to be the Clocktower roundabout.
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The burj al Arab
What my kids called "Sheik on a stick" - the giant pics of Sheik mo mounted on large gold columns. There's one near the border with Abu dhabi another in safa (I think, next to sheik zayed road)
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I'd just give 'Sheikh Zayed Road' as an answer....... it's iconic in that it reflects how Dubai has changed, and I'm constantly surprised how they seem to find more room (and more money ) for yet another building....... certainly, first-time visitors comment on it more (in my experience) than anything else.
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certainly, first-time visitors comment on it more (in my experience) than anything else.
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Hookers in every bar.
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