DubaiDino | The Jurassic era meets the future in Dubai Mall

Once upon a time long-necked dinosaurs roamed the world. The original skeleton of one such long-necked, whip-tailed sauropod that is 150-155 million years old is on display at the Souk dome in Dubai Mall. The dinosaur, Diplodocus Longus, was named DubaiDino in a competition. The dinosaur belongs to the family Diplodocidae, derived from the Greek words…

Dubai Fountain | World’s largest musical fountain

The Dubai Fountain is the world’s tallest performing fountain, in Downtown Dubai. At over 900 ft in length – equivalent to over two football pitches – The Dubai Fountain is situated on the 30-acre artificial Burj Khalifa Lake between the Dubai Mall, the Souk Al Bahar, and the Burj Khalifa. The Dubai Fountain has a…

Mercato Mall, Dubai

Mercato Shopping Mall is located in the heart of Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most prestigious residential areas. It’s on Jumeirah Beach Road. The mall epitomizes the Italian architecture and transports one back to the Renaissance period. The Renaissance era is highlighted in every aspect of Mercato’s colourful and detailed design. The architecture is a surreal…

Terminal 2 of Dubai International Airport

Inaugurated on May 1, 1998 to alleviate congestion at Terminal 1, Terminal 2 catered to scheduled, charter and special interest flights during special occasions. A few years ago, when Iraq was served by charter or unregistered flights of Jupiter Airlines, we used to travel to Baghdad from Terminal 2.

The Dubai Mall

Today I got some time in the evening and I went to the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall. As per Wikipedia, in 2012, Dubai Mall continued to hold title of world's most-visited shopping and leisure destination, and attracted more than 65 million visitors, an increase of more than 20 percent…

Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai

In the evening after the meeting was over, I went to the Ibn Battuta Mall. It’s the world’s largest themed shopping mall. This Dubai mall is uniquely designed to celebrate the travels of the famous 14th century Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta. He visited India during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughlaq. Each region Ibn Battuta explored – Andalusia, Tunisia,…

Dubai Desert Safari

Three years ago, I was staying in Dubai with my sister before joining the bank in Iraq. Because of curfew in Baghdad, the air port was closed. I had to stay back in Dubai for 5 days. On one afternoon, I went for desert safari. My brother-in-law arranged a ticket for me. The driver picked…