My Family Vacation

I started my summer vacation few days ago. I chose Dubai as the best place for this year’s vacation because my available time for traveling is short and Dubai has good offers on its top hotels and resorts. The flight to Dubai was reasonable but the full stay with the kids was interesting. The TV was on kids channels all the time (although they had their separate room but they always preferred staying in the same room I am setting in. I chose a hotel with many swimming pools and water rides (The Atlantis) I take the kids for a swim everyday under the Dubai hot sun and try to watch three kids at the same time. I got help from my wonderful wife who stay nearby watching us under the hot sun without enjoying the temperature-controlled swimming pool. The smell of chlorine is filing my nose until I go to sleep and my body ache to the point I can not pull my self up out of bed in the morning. Physically I feel exhausted but mentally I am very happy that I got this time to spend it totally with the family. I love kids and I have need hugging and kissing them constantly during this vacation to the point they started pushing me away?. Share/Bookmark

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Dubai…the brand name!

Two men walk past the Burj Dubai on Sunday, the eve of the world's tallest skyscraper's official opening.

Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai)

Dubai was the dream land for many people because of the accelerated development and the strong commercial foundation the city made for itself. During the glory days, I checked with several clothing stores owners in the market and most of them said that they sell most of the displayed items in less than a week. The real estate market was booming to the point where the average price for an apartment was $2,700 per square foot!

The past 18 months were economically difficult for many investors around the world. Most of the motivational speakers and wise people tell us to look at the bright side of the matter and I would like to talk about it in this blog. Every summer we hear about the forest fire in many locations around the world. The good thing about this natural forest fire is eliminating the plantation over growth that consume the available resources. The forest would start from zero to grow new plants and trees to become a newly build forced (and maybe better than before). The good thing about the economic recession is eliminating the weak businesses and overwhelming initiatives in the world market. The strong businesses will buy the weak and mismanaged business to rise again as a stronger and well-integrated enterprise.

Proposed height of the Burj Dubai compared to ...

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Until the end of 2007, Dubai was a brand name known around the world similar to many famous cities. Like many brands, Dubai had a major setback during the recession that exposed many fragile businesses and their supporting services. The chain effect of losing some businesses dragged down with it the good and strong companies in Dubai. Last year Dubai celebrated Atlantis Hotel opening by spending on the fireworks more than what China spent on the last Olympics opening. Dubai celebrated the world tallest building “Burj Dubai” yesterday quietly to the point where some observers equated the event with Dubai’s economical situation, just “Quiet”.

Last summer I took advantage of a competitive offer made by Kuwait Airways to stay at Atlantis hotel for a weekend. Economically, Dubai has a long way to go (minimum one year) to recover from the deep recession it is going through now. So this summer I recommend that you look for a good family vacation in Dubai were the prices are low and the service is excellent.

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