The desert city situated on the Persian Gulf is impressive to say the least, no city has grown so quickly in such a short space of time. Artificial palm formed islands, the first 7 star hotel & the world’s tallest building are just a few of the many superlatives to be experienced in a metropolis where just 50 years previously there was nothing but sand dunes.
I wasn’t really sure what to expect of Dubai & its inhabitants as I had never visited an Arab country before but all I can say is I have seldom felt so secure & hadn’t expected such a liberal, modern culture.
My first trip to Dubai in 2012 had to be one of the most amazing experiences visiting a city to date. It is incredible, not only what has been built here in the past 50 years but at what speed, at what expense & at which standard of luxury. I only had a week to uncover some of the many sites of this desert city & I knew that I had my work cut out but I couldn’t wait to get started.
My second trip was to be a more documentary approach to the areas of architecture & infrastructure but also more devoted to the humane element of this most fascinating multicultural metropolis.
I just had to return to that fast living, fast growing city on the Persian Gulf to experience what has happened in the past 4 years since my last visit. One development that was very apparent is the speedy growth of the population living & travelling throughout the city. Public transport is almost always overcrowded & the Sheikh Zayed Road has become more concentrated with traffic also.
The light grey rocks of the Dolomites are mostly sedimentary rock, such as limestone, as well as dolomite, which the mountains are named after, and the area is renowned for its quantity and quality of fossil reef specimens.