Amazing how similar these things are no matter where I look - Dubai, Miami, Ireland, Phoenix, ...
same stock-art photography (I swear every 21 year old kid must be a millionaire - and like wine)
Dubai.. heard it gets to 130F in the summer. Nice place for a $1 Million 1000 sq. foot condo...
Here's a good article - and good warning:
On Sunday, I took a tour of the Blue Mountains here in Australia. (The kids loved part of this trip… where they got to feed and play with kangaroos freely walking around, and pet koalas, etc.)
My wife and I struck up a conversation with a couple sitting next to us on the bus…
“Where are you from?” we asked.
“The kids are in California, but we’ve now moved to Dubai,” they answered.
“How’d you end up in Dubai?” I asked. They lit up…
“He’s a pilot for Emirates airlines. We absolutely love it!”
“Isn’t there a real estate bubble underway there?”
“Oh, well, we’re hoping for another double…”
No joke… that’s what they said. And then the husband said the secret phrase… “you know, the National Bird of Dubai is the construction crane.”
“Say no more,” I said.
February 26, 2006
Posted by blogger at 2/26/2006