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Old Posted Feb 24, 2014, 9:31 PM
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Al Barsha is a district in Southwest Dubai, between Downtown and Dubai Marina, mostly known for the Mall of the Emirates, a fancy mall with many stores and a famous indoor ski slope! The area is mostly filled with midrise residential apartments, restaurants and a lot of hotels - everthing very new since the area was constructed just a few years ago. Some blocks are empty blocks filled with desert sands, in the middle of luxury hotels. It consists of six sub-communities and is bounded by Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

Al Barsha is the area where we stayed, at the Grandeur Hotel.


Ski Dubai

Kempinski Hotel


This is what most metro stations of Dubai's red line look like: a futuristic golden curved building. The elevated metro track goes right throught the stations. The trains are computer driven and driverless, just like in Copenhagen! This is the Mall of the Emirates metro station.

The streets where flooded due to heavy rainfall the day before the evening we arrived. It usually rain only 2 times a years, during our stay it rained 3 times during one week! Climate changes!

You can watch tons of pics from the Al Barsha area, and read about our hotel, on the link below:
Website about my travels in USA and Europe:

All my diagram drawings - more than 700!:
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