Senior Traveling: Skyscraper in Dubai

May 25th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

As a senior traveler myself, I have always been a little partial to Hotwire along with Priceline.com.  Here is a nice site by Hotwire called Travel-Ticker. Under the subheadings Ways to Go, Places to Go, Reasons to Go and Savings Searcher you have at your disposition a wide variety of travel options.  I will not fill up space here with additional information as you can access this yourself very easily and find some really hot deals.

Want to be just a little impressed with a new building?  The tallest building in the world was recently unveiled in Dubai.  It cost $1.6 billion U.S. Dollars and is a 160-floor tapering metal and glass spire; it’s being billed as a “vertical city,” as it has apartments, offices, restaurants, stores, pools (4), a private library, and a hotel designed by Giorgio Armani.  Impressed?  I sure am.  I think however that they are having a tough time paying for it with their national debt problem.  Let me suggest a couple of sites for you to investigate more about Dubai as most of us have no idea where it is, what it is or what happens over there.  Dubai is visited by millions of travelers every year but most are merely stopping over en route to other destinations. Check out the country at http://www.dubaitourism.ae/ or http://www.dubaitourism.ae/GettingToDubai/TouristTips/tabid/82/language/en-US/Default.aspx. I have read that many in the “hollywood set” enjoy spending time in Dubai as it is one of the really hot spots for travel.  It has even been nicknamed the Las Vegas of the Middle East.

Perhaps only one other site that I know of that was a larger project was one drawn up by Frank Lloyd Wright.  He proposed a one mile high skyscraper designed in 1956 that of course was never built.  You can see it at http://www.fortunecity.com/lavender/atkinson/948/milehigh.html with addition information at Wikipedia.  I love Wikipedia The Free Encylopedia as it has so much information available.  Do you remember what wiki means in the Hawaiian language?  “Wiki” (pronounced [ˈwiki] or [ˈviki]) is a Hawaiian word for “fast.”   jeb



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