Traveling to Dubai
• Travel to Dubai
Strange town, Dubai seems to have everything, and see something and nothing. Why do people come here? Sea and shopping. Walk only if the shopping, entertainment and banal quickly become boring - well, in a helicopter to fly just once, well, the Aquarium to see, well, safari, on a skyscraper, you can get it. In Dubai you can ride beautiful to spend money, there are in expensive restaurants, live in hotels for 10 000 dollars a day, but it's all boring. But people go from year to year, and spend.
For 2 years, that I was not here, Dubai has changed: to build five new skyscrapers, let another branch of the underground, opened new junction opened bike rental, and will soon launch a tram branch! Generally, public transport - the most pleasant, that is there for me in Dubai. From it and begin.
Getting around in Dubai? The most convenient way is by taxi.
Taxis come in different colors, two different companies. Red, for example, can operate at the airport of Dubai, the other can only bring to clients, orange people take the subway.
Taxi. Roof with stripes - a taxi from Sharjah, a neighboring emirate. Pick up passengers is a taxi in Dubai is not entitled.
The roads in Dubai are wide, every month open new interchanges.
Pointers all duplicate in English, so you can safely take a car to rent and ride.
The roads in Dubai are paid. Toll gates on the highway take the dollar. Maximum per day can cost $ 6. The fee is taken automatically every machine has a special radio-beacon, if they are sold at any gas station. If you ride in a car without such a beacon, then a fine of $ 200.
The recently installed new radars. They say they are particularly accurate. Exceeding 20 will cost you $ 150. More than 200 kilometers per hour and $ 3,000 fine and 2 years in prison.
Even there are buses. Tickets for all public transport - universal. The buses go mostly migrant workers.
Stop indoor and air-conditioned.
Recently, a bicycle rental service, both in London, New York or Moscow.
Rental rapidly gaining momentum, there were points in the metro stations and in tourist centers.
Despite the heat, people ride bikes.
In the subway with a bicycle can not.
Almost all metro stations look like this. Everywhere unified architecture.
Metro stations close to the departure of the last train, and not at 1 am, as, for example, in Moscow.
Every second person says in Russian. Indigenous people in Dubai 220 000 people, while the population of the Emirate of more than 2 millon. 90% of visitors - cool
The Dubai Metro station all numbered, there are women-only cars in rush hour.
The trains without drivers.
You can go and look forward, very cool.
And in Dubai are building a tram! Promised to open in 2012, but was postponed. Now complete the laying of rails and the construction stops.
While the Dubai tram only in the layout.
We stopped on the Palm Jumeirah.
houses for $ 10 million.
The big house at the end of a palm tree. Approximately at 50 million, but can not buy, they are long gone on the market.
Every house should stand a good car.
The most popular model in the bulk palm - Bentley and Rolls-Royces.
In this house live Syrian businessmen.
On the contrary - Russian.
And this is the area of Al Barsha, the ones living here 200,000 indigenous residents of Dubai. Buy real estate by foreigners is impossible here.
Foreigners easier live in a cozy green villages.
Sailboat. Rent a yacht worth $ 1,000 per hour.
Right from the dome is the highest residential skyscraper in the world - Princess Tower, 414 meters. Next to finish the construction of another apartment building, which will be even higher.
Under the bridge arrange playgrounds, but there you can escape the heat.
Surprisingly interesting urn.
Despite the building boom in the city's many vacant lots.
Parking never asphalt.
The builders of the pyramids.
Hippodrome. 2 years ago Ramzan Kadyrov's horse won at the races here 6th place.
The Hotel Burj Al Arab 7 *, rooms from $ 2,500 per night. The price of the presidential suite of 30 000 dollars.
The tallest building in the world - Khalifa Tower.