Thursday, 31 March 2016

REDISCOVERING DUBAI Part III: Dubai's Darling Harbour



I'm sure you won't disagree no matter which side of the equator you live in, that constant grey and gloom can get very boring. So when you're in a country that has an endless supply of sunshine, the expectations are high. 


As Dubai Marina reminds the Mr of Darling Harbour during his days in Sydney, we decided one morning to have brunch there. I haven't seen any posts on social media where Dubai Marina was overcast. You'll see it here now.















I  must say though that eternally sunny regions' version of overcast is the equivalent of a pretty bright day in the UK with a chance of midday showers. So it was rather a familiar sight, but better because the temperature was in the mid-20s and it was only 11 a.m.












I wanted to go back one evening as I can imagine how gorgeous the marina would be when bathed in lights. We didn't have the time though. I swapped the marina for PappaRoti buns in downtown Dubai. The famished cannot appreciate aesthetics.


I have always said that I'm not fond of cities that are too modern. High-rise and skyscrapers, wide roads, supercars, and shopping malls the size of spaceships don't do it for me as opposed to antiquity. But artificial can also give us a natural high: that inherent peace and calm we derive from uninhabited beaches or centuries-old libraries or museums can be transferable. Perhaps it's not really where we are; it is our state of mind.










Until next time.


11 comments:

  1. This looks like a wonderful spot :) x

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    1. Thank you doll. Have a lovely weekend x

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  2. So cool that you got to be in Dubai. It's a fascinating place and I'm so glad that I had the chance to visit last year!

    Luxessed

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    1. Will be back soon! Yes I remember your visit, plus Abu Dhabi :)

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  3. So nice to catch up with your blog. Dubai looks wonderful and it's nice to see your images here. Yes, next time marina, but if in hunger, well that trumps all ... haha. Hope you're doing well, and miss you and your blog. Happy spring. xx/Madison

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    1. Awww...thanks Madison! I'm sorry I haven't been around. Work and adult life are taking over. But I promise to catch up as much as I can. Have a lovely weeekend x

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  4. Hello my lovely. So envious of your trip to Dubai. I have never been but it's on my bucket list, I just need to find the right person to go with. Postcard-style pictures as always; you're becoming a bit of a pro with that camera of yours, aren't you? I like a mix of modern and history when I go on holiday - too much of one thing can make me a bit bored. Hope you're having a lovely week xx

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    1. I did think that you will enjoy Dubai. I can imagine you having photo opps in your most fashionable summer clothes, shopping, and trying out food you probably wouldn't touch here. hahahah. Thank you for liking my photos. You'll love going to the souk and old town. Let's go! Have a lovely weekend x

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    2. Do you know if it wasn't for me buying another house this year that's slightly over my budget I'd have been there like a shot - maybe next year? But we deffo need to set a date for a London date in June/July x

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  5. This is a stunning city view, Marj!
    I think that Dubai is a really unique place to visit ... I like the post! Very interesting and with beautiful photos!

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  6. Dubai's architecture is so amazing! I am curious to see what the cityscape will look like ten years from now.

    LUXESSED

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