I was told a very high percentage of the world's construction cranes are in=
Dubai. After visiting there, there is no doubt in my mind this is true.=
There are something like 4000 major buildings going up all at once.
For those who have trouble believing you can put a ski slope inside a=
shopping mall, I've posted some quick pix from myrecent trip here:
The Gold Souk is interesting. But if you want REALLY interesting stop by the=
Naif Souq, just a few blocks away. When I was there a month ago the place=
was packed with shoppers, and I was the only non-native in the place. Tiny=
alleys cramped with clothing, almost all of it variations on the full black=
outfits worn by the conservative women. I thought itwas fascinating until I=
came across one shop selling nothing but wigs!. Despite wearing head to toe=
black outfits, these women were buying wigs. I didn't want to take a=
picture because I was told this could offend them, but I just had to stop=
Just across the street from the Naif Souq is the shoe area. I bought two=
nice pairs of shoes (made in China) for about $6 a pair.
I got invited back to teach in March and am definitely looking forward to re=
Dubai UAE for Christmas and I have been enjoying a bit of R&R.
he is a very cool guy! Signed an autograph for me and posed for some pictur=
really exploding with massive growth!...