Middle East

Dancing in Dubai

Posted on by Noah Lederman in Middle East, Somewhere | 1 Comment

Dancing in Dubai Spinning Dancer with Lights

You don’t need words to experience the beauty of dancing in Dubai. Here are a series of photographs and videos, in which I hope I captured the artful bellydancing and mesmerizing illuminated twirling that I experienced in Dubai. Read more

Snowboarding Dubai: Riding the Sand and the Shopping Mall

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Snowboarding Dubai in the Desert on a Sandboard

My favorite thing about travel is experiencing the unexpected. Snowboarding Dubai on two different terrains–sand and snow (remember this is a desert)–was one of the great ironies of this fast-growing city. Read more

Dubai Desert Safari: Bashing The Dunes

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Dune Bashing in the Dubai Desert Safari
The sand in the desert around Dubai looked as though the reds and beiges had been sifted together. They appeared as if someone had dragged their hand in the wrong direction across the back of a Tabby cat. All around us the dunes ascended and descended with graying desert plants dotting the land. The sun turned the sky hazy and ghostly. The hot wind erased the foot prints and jeep tracks we had just made in the landscape. Read more

Drinking in Dubai

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Drinking in Dubai at Fibber Magee's Dubai Pub

Living in the Western world, we sometimes take for granted our freedom to imbibe. On my recent trip to Dubai, one of the least conservative of the Arab countries, beer wasn’t so readily available and due to its limited supply, the drink brewed on many foreigners’ minds. Read more

The Best Hotels in Dubai

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The Best Hotels in Dubai Underwater Hotel Room Atlantis Dubai

 

One thing Dubai is becoming world-famous for is their ability to cater to the tourist market. So it’s not hard to fathom that some of the world’s best hotels are in Dubai. So let’s zoom in on this city in the UAE and explore some of the best hotels in Dubai. Read more