United Arab Emirates

Bye-bye Dubai

28
Feb
2014
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Sunset in Dubai
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

For the last 6 years Dubai (UAE) was my home. And it was the starting and end point of countless journeys through countries on different continents. Dubai was also the door to the – for me at that time unknown – Middle East. Now I know most of the countries and beside wonderful photos I took home so many positive memories.

The next MWTTL.com post will be written from Mexico, our new home going forward.

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Beach Bug

04
Jan
2014
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Volkswagen New Beetle on a Beach in Sharjah
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

The “old” Beetle is without doubt the most loved car in the world. This is surely a surprising achievement concidering how this German car was born.

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Spider Men at Work

28
Jun
2013
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Spider Men at Work
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Spider men are incredible. They are super strong, are agile and do have the ability to cling to most surfaces. Their reaction is light-speed like when it comes to danger which enables them to combat their foes. Known to be loners, you rarely see them in groups. Well, I did. Several of them just opposite my home in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

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I am walking

24
May
2013
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Walking in Dubai
Posted by: Michael | Categories: People

When I saw this gigantic man on a facade of a parking garage in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) I started humming:

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Touch the Sky in Dubai

09
Mar
2013
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Burj Khalifa in Dubai
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Construction started in September 2004 and images of its spectacular inauguration in January 2010 – at the hight of the global financial crisis – went around the world: The Burj Khalifa in Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

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On your marks, get set, go! Happy 2013.

30
Dec
2012
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Camel Race in Dubai
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

No matter in which timezone you live, there are only few hours left until you can start the new year 2013.

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Eid Mubarak

18
Aug
2012
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Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Abu Dhabi)
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

In a few hours, Muslims around the world enjoy one of two major holidays: Eid al-Fitr – the celebration marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. 

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Happy New Year 2012

01
Jan
2012
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Happy New Year 2012
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

Three, two, one – happy New Year 2012.

I happened to be in Abu Dhabi (UAE), among thousands of fans at the Coldplay concert during this unique moment of the year.

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Come and kiss me!

22
Nov
2011
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Close-up camel
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Forget Bentleys and private jets. When you live in the middle of the desert, what you need is a good camel.

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Cricket − at least every 3rd person on earth knows its rules

28
Sep
2011
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Cricket in Dubai
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

No, cricket is not the most popular sport on earth. But almost. Actually only beaten by football (soccer). It’s obviously difficult to come up with accurate estimations, but there are for sure far more than 2 billion people around the globe calling themselves “cricket fans”.

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Lucky to see an Arabian Oryx

26
Sep
2011
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Arabian Oryx
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Nature

Close encounters with bigger animals are always exciting. Even more so if they happen surprisingly like when suddenly this Oryx was standing in front of me in the desert (United Arab Emirates).

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Put your feet up in the air

16
Sep
2011
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Flight Show - Dubai/UAE
Posted by: Michael | Categories: Moments

After watching a flight show in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) earlier this year, I read a bit about the aviation’s history: Flying like a bird was probably always a desire of human kind.

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