United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi

 

Sheila Abu Dhabi Heritage Village Museum

Abu Dhabi (“father of the gazelle”) refers to a gazelle which was seen drinking from a sweet water spring on an island in the persian gulf by a hunting group. Sweet water is extremly rare in the region so the tribe decided to set up a camp here and later a fort. That became the core of Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi hosts several temporary top tourist sites and is a Formular One Race site too.

Despite it’s enormous size Sheila thinks the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the most beautiful and harmonic building she has ever seen. The spotless white marble building and court must look like a juwel from above. It’s the third biggest mosque worldwide and it host’s serveral superlatives: the worlds biggest carpet and the worlds biggest chandelier. Fomer Sheikh Zayed was Emir of Abu Dhabi and one of the founders of the United Arabien Emirates and their first president. The mosque is open for tourists most of the time (not during prayer times) but as it is a place for prayer suitable clothing and behaviour is required. Individual travellers without adequate clothing might be lended some coats by the helpful staff but I hear, not whole groups. No shoes are allowed in any mosque. There is an important library too.

Sheila Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheila Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheila Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Sheila on the shoe shelve in the big court of the mosque.

Sheila Abu Dhabi Heritage Village Museum

Sheila Abu Dhabi in the Heritage Village Museum; they hosted some real Ducks there too.

Dubai

After talking to her bank consultant Luck Duck Sheila decided to blow her pension plan and to work some years longer as a travelling duck. She lost her mind and spend some time in the worlds most luxurius hotel Burj Al Arab to hit another superlative.

Luck Duck Sheila in the Burj al Arab on her golden Throne at her golden Fountain.

Luck Duck Sheila in the Burj al Arab on her golden throne at her golden fountain.

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Sheila on the Bar in her suite in the Burj Al Arab preparing the sun downer.

Sheila liked the nice view over the ocean and the carpet on the stairway.

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Sheila at the beach in front of the Burj Al Arab checking the skies for the delivery of Formula 1 Star Couthard’s race car (Red Bull) to the heliport on top of the Burj Al Arab but she missed it by a view days. And the Donuts too. Tiger Woods had been shooting some balls from the famous heliport into the Persian Gulf and Andre Agassi and Roger Federer 2007 practised tennis on the heliport. (worlds highest tennis court at that time, only temporary installed)

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As a passionate traveller Luck Duck Sheila as well had to visit the highest building of the world Burj Khalifa (a little more then 828 m and not about 829 m as mentioned before; it was important for the investor to have the 8’s in the number.  )

Sheila Dubai Burj Khalifa

Sheila Dubai Burj Khalifa

Sheila Dubai Burj Khalifa

Sheila Dubai Burj Khalifa viewing platform in 452 m height

 

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