The Milan Cathedral, or Duomo di Milano, is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in Italy.  American author, Mark Twain, visited the Milan Cathedral in the summer of 1867 and described it as “So grand, so solemn, so vast! And yet so delicate, so airy, so graceful! A very world of […]

You may know the Burj al Arab from the photos of its tennis court high above the city of Dubai or you may know it as the world’s only seven-star hotel.  I was drawn to it because it resembled a massive, luxurious sailboat out on the Persian Gulf.  And now I love it because a […]

The Waterfall at the Dubai Mall is visible from all four levels of the world’s largest mall and features fiberglass sculptures of divers. The Waterfall at the Dubai Mall Photo #1.  A view of the waterfall from an upper level. The Waterfall at the Dubai Mall Photo #2.  A closer look at the fiberglass divers […]

…in the desert? Inside the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest malls in the world, is Ski Dubai.  Ski Dubai includes five ski slopes and a ski lift as well as sled and toboggan runs.  The facility is consistently kept below freezing, and drops to even colder temperatures at night when the snow […]

If you’ve ever ridden on the Paris Metro or the London Underground you’d be shocked at how clean and new the Dubai Metro is in comparison.  Here are three photos from the Dubai Metro.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Dubai Metro Photo #1.  Certain Dubai Metro cars are reserved for women […]