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We vacationed in Kuala Lumpur. We only spent 6 days there which was not long enough. It was our first time leaving the cats at home while we traveled, so we kept it short.
Kuala Lumpur was an interesting combination of old and new, tropical and urban.
Some construction projects in Dubai continued, some slowed, and some stopped until further notice. The Dubai Metro train continued as the completion dates were extended more than once. The red line opened in September and the green line stretched into 2011.
We attended a few bull butting competitions in Fujairah.
Dubai continued to supply amusing sites and wonders.
The Burj Khalifa opened in January, but we waited until the crowds died down a bit before going up to the observation deck for a look around.
Ford Middle East had a promotional event involving test drives. I rode as a passenger with a professional driver doing figure 8s at high speed. Thankful for the helmet since my head kept banging against the door.
Dubia traffic continued to provide sites and wonders. I’m certain this vehicle wasn’t designed for street travel and passengers.
We drove out to Al Ain to explore some of the historical sites.
Above is the Hili Fort in Al Ain. Below is the date grove next to it.
We drove up Jebel Hafeet to see the sunset.
When one goes to a mall in Dubai, one never knows what will happen. DaddyBird got to hold a falcon for the first time.
We went to the Dubai camel racetrack to see a race.
Christmas eve was spent with friends at Bu Qtair with Christmas crackers and fun.
New Year’s eve was also spent at Bu Qtair followed by the Burj Arab fireworks.