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Road Signs

Dubai is awake again.  Whilst it's still not to the Dubai I knew before the recession, there are plenty of positive signs.  I used the Sheikh Zayed road to measure the activity level on a previous trip.  This time I was actually stuck in traffic on a few occasions.  There are still unfinished buildings with no obvious signs of any work in progress; but roads, shops and restaurants are reasonably busy.  With the summer heat, malls feel busier and I'm told hotels are taking more and more bookings for the summer.

Work-wise, some of the projects previously on hold have been dusted off and are taking shape - even if only on paper.  In all my meetings, I sensed a readiness to do business again.

I hope this continues and I wish Dubai all the best.

Reader Comments (12)

Awww.. I read/heard that the best time to visit Dubai was during the last few months, when it was 'dead'. Too bad I couldn't be there for that :p

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbid

lovely shot!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

there are conflicting reports.. is the worst over ? or is the downward trend continuing ? Anyway nice shot! you have a Gorillapod ? :)

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

It's still not TOO busy... Still not too late :)

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you :)

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

No... I used the cap from an Evian bottle :)

Do Gorillapods work with DSLR? Wouldn't they tilt forward with the weight of the lens?

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

That's very good to hear! It's always good that businesses are slowly getting up on their feet again and trying to move forward!

Many hotels and airlines are giving away great offers for stays in Dubai right now..

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereleventh.st

yes I think if you position the legs to balance the lens weight it might work.


June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

It seems indications that people are beginning to buy places again, not as much as before but places are surviving!

It seems that shady places have closed down, those middle brokers since they weren't based on a solid business but this time around hopefully it will solidfy Dubais situation! :)

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarzouq

thank god for that!!

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersadia

Will buy one... Thanks :)

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

That's a really nice long exposure.

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteriheartfilm

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