Saturday, May 31, 2008

Pictures from Dubai

Megan and I at the Burj al Arab, on Saturday, May 31, 2008. The Burj al Arab is the building in Dubai. Much of Dubai consists of excessively large and creative skyscrapers, but the Burj al Arab is primary sight to see in Dubai, such as the Eiffle Tower is in Paris. Burj al Arab translates into "tower of the Arabs" and is currently used as 7 star hotel.

Megan and I at the Jumeriah Mosque, the largest mosque in Dubai, on Saturday, May 31, 2008. The mosque was not open today. When open, however, Muslim men and women must enter in separate enterances and proceed to pray in different areas of the church. At the top of each tower is a speaker that is used to broadcast the call to prayer 5 times a day.

Megan and I at the Gold Souq on Friday, May 30, 2008. A souq is a traditional market-place where various goods are sold. Haggling is mandatory.

Megan and I in the Arabian Gulf on Friday, May 29, 2008. Behind us is the outer ring of The Palms--- a series of man-made islands created to look like a palm tree.


Melissa said...

Amazing!! So good to see you face - especially in front of postcards like these. What a beautiful beginning to your adventure.