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Dubai skyline

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-03:27

Looking at Jumeirah Lake Towers, a part residential part business district of skyscrapers, as seen from Emirates Golf Club













I will visit, one day. All that because of you and Salman. ;)

 
 By: amanico : November 22nd, 2020-03:50
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You’re welcome you know that

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-05:03
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One day, my friend.

 
 By: amanico : November 23rd, 2020-00:47
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Yes likewise for me to visit Paris

 
 By: Jurry : November 23rd, 2020-01:46
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Impressive skyline!

 
 By: M4 : November 22nd, 2020-04:38
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Thanks

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-07:44

In near future ill post some skyline pictures from the gulf looking at the shoreline.

Ha great, good to hear you’ve changed your mind

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-07:44
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Thanks much appreciated

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-07:45
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Sand

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-07:46

25 years ago that area was nothing else but sand.

Much appreciated

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-07:46
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Although I was negative at first about visiting Dubai, now I'm eager to go there again.

 
 By: aris d : November 22nd, 2020-04:45
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Simply spectacular

 
 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 22nd, 2020-05:24
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It's hard to imagine what this was before

 
 By: aperna : November 22nd, 2020-05:25
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Thank you for these pics

 
 By: Geo : November 22nd, 2020-05:50
I just came back from a trip of 9 days to Dubai and I had a great time.
George

Great thanks

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-07:48

And next time you’re in Dubai, let me know so we can grab a coffee (or beer)

Thank you! That would be great.

 
 By: Geo : November 22nd, 2020-08:34
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Went there a few years back and had a great time

 
 By: Arronax : November 22nd, 2020-06:12
Stayed at the Jumeriah, did the typical tourist things like the desert ride with a pro driver and everybody loved it. The Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi was breath-taking! 

Ha good to hear

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-07:43

And the Abu Dhabi grand mosque indeed is spectacular

Only been to Dubai once

 
 By: penang1974 : November 22nd, 2020-07:02
... the visit was enjoyable and memorable

Ha great

 
 By: Jurry : November 22nd, 2020-07:42

I’m glad that it was enjoyable

That it was memorable is no surprise because the city tends to leave a pretty strong impression (that can be positive or negative but never neutral) for those who are first time visitors

Spectacular....

 
 By: nacelle : November 22nd, 2020-08:23
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So many black cars...

 
 By: patrick_y : November 22nd, 2020-11:05
I thought all the cars would be lighter colored in Dubai since it's so warm! 

I love night shots in urban areas...

 
 By: cshimokita : November 22nd, 2020-13:17
the multiple light sources add a unique look & feel to the images...  Casey

Thank you my friend (and for your pm)

 
 By: Jurry : November 23rd, 2020-06:42
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Belief it or not but colors match certain groups

 
 By: Jurry : November 23rd, 2020-06:26


The new luxury car market out here works bit different from back home.

Back home you decide on make and model, engine, wheels, packages etc. You can order a model with the smallest engine but loaded with as many options and extras as listed in the catalogue.
Reverse, back home you can order the biggest engine but no further show or options.

Out here it works differently. The dealer orders a batch of, let’s say 20 Mercedes S Class. Likely 10 will be the 450 engine 5 the 500 and 5 with that 6.3 ltr engine
Furthermore at least 10 will be white of which 6 will have red leather and 4 will have brown leather
5-6 will be black
4-5 will be grey.

Furthermore most dealers select a set of options matching the engine. The small engine typically is equipped with only few extras over basic. Medium engine gets medium specs big engine full specs.

As a buyer you can select one from tgat batch. That’s it.

And it leads to some weird combinations. For instance my wife bought a Mercedes GLE 400, medium engine thus medium specs. As a result the leather seats don’t have heating (not that you would need it here). But if the seat are ordered without heating, then Mercedes can’t deliver seats with cooling only

And to be fully correct; yes it is also possible out here to select model engine and options in the exact combination you prefer. I tried that when we bought the GLE.
Was a bad idea: delivery time at least 10 months from order plus as a bonus the car became 60% more expensive.