Monday, December 08, 2008

Only in Dubai

One of the nice things about Dubai is its cosmopolian nature and tolerance.

It's said that two hundred nationalities are represented here, and certainly many religions are.

But those facts do throw up some strange sights.

How's this for an odd mixture. The ultra-modern Burj Al Arab, the traditional Arabic architecture of Madinat Jumeirah, a Christmas tree and a fake Alpine village with fake snow.

All next to a man-made lagoon in the desert.

7 comments:

The Wizard of D said...

Wow...so many contrasts in one pic!!

Well as they.... this happens only in Dubai!!

i*maginate said...

I wouldn't call it odd. Dubai accommodates all religions, and that is quite unique.

Seabee said...

Yes, wrong choice of word i*. I should have said 'unusual'

rosh said...

haha! well, to be honest this is how I've always remembered, celebrated Christmas. UAE is indeed tolerant to a lot of things.

Gautam said...

Seabee, when did you take this picture. Was is recently or was it last year?

Seabee said...

Gautam it was just a few days ago.

Julie said...

ahhh Dubai dubai... still never cease to impress.