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Old May 9th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #621
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The Dubai Fountain, a record-setting choreographed fountain system on a 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa lake, looks more spectacular at night.

With so many people eager to watch the show, it was a struggle to get a good shot of the fountain from behind a throng of people,





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Amazing, very nice night shots
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BURJ AL ARAB & SURROUND

So iconic that it instantly became an international symbol for modern Dubai, the Burj Al Arab (meaning "Arabian tower"), completed in 1999, is an exclusive all-suite "seven-star hotel". With its helipad on the 28th floor and a restaurant seemingly suspended in mid-air, at a soaring 321 meters, it takes the trophy for being the world's tallest hotel.

Set on its own artificial island against a backdrop of the turquoise waters of the Gulf, it is dazzling white by day and rainbow-colored by night when its facade is used as a canvas for spectacular light displays.








Jumeirah Beach

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Set on the shores of the Gulf and built in a startling shape that mirrors a breaking wave, the landmark 600-room Jumeirah Beach Hotel has its own beach and six swimming pools.





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The Wild Wadi Water Park offers a great day out to suit all ages and bravery levels with 31 water-fuelled rides and attractions. Thrill-seekers will not be disappointed by its most challenging ride, the Jumeirah Sceirah - it's the tallest and fastest freefall waterslide outside the US. Well-staffed by lifeguards and with plenty of food outlets, it makes for a fun day out.







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Fantastic, very nice photos from Burj Al Arab and the beach around it
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MADINAT JUMEIRAH


The spirit of old Arabia is the inspiration for Madinat Jumeirah, an extravagant complex located on the beachfront comprising two luxury hotels, Al Qasr and Mina A'Salam, and the exclusive Dar Al Masyaf, 29 traditional courtyard summer houses.

The charm of the place lies in its detailed Arabian architectural styling - sand-colored wind towers, arches, stairways and terraces - as well as its ingenious construction around a series of man-made waterways. As a result, navigation around the resort is Venetian-style in old fashioned abras. There is an Arabian-style souq, restaurants and bars.



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At the bridge, Burj Al-Arab steals the view.






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Built around a lagoon, the Madinat Arena is a multi-purpose amphitheatre capable of seating 4,000. It is designed in the style of an old fortress. The encircling citadel houses shops and restaurants.



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