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Travel: A tale of two Dubais

ByJamal ShaikhJamal Shaikh
Oct 29, 2022 01:27 AM IST

What’s the biggest cliché that comes to your mind when you think of Dubai? Gold taps? Shopping festivals? Ice slopes in a desert? ‘Seven-star hotels’ and man-made islands? Or the world’s tallest, fastest, biggest of… everything? I’m of the Burj Al Arab generation who discovered Dubai in the early 2000s, long before the Burj Khalifa was constructed

What’s the biggest cliché that comes to your mind when you think of Dubai?

Snapshots from activities at Alserkal Avenue, a creative thinker’s space with an independent theatre, art house cinema, galleries and more (Angelo Aguilar)
Snapshots from activities at Alserkal Avenue, a creative thinker’s space with an independent theatre, art house cinema, galleries and more (Angelo Aguilar)
Snapshots from activities at Alserkal Avenue (Angelo Aguilar)
Snapshots from activities at Alserkal Avenue (Angelo Aguilar)
From inviting graffiti artists from New York to exhibit their talent, Dubai now encourages homegrown talent to create a unique character
From inviting graffiti artists from New York to exhibit their talent, Dubai now encourages homegrown talent to create a unique character
The lobby of the 25hours Hotel
The lobby of the 25hours Hotel
Inside the Shiva temple in Bur Dubai
Inside the Shiva temple in Bur Dubai
An Indian musical performance at Alserkal Avenue
An Indian musical performance at Alserkal Avenue
Chef Mohd Orfali (above), of the Orfali Bros restaurant, where they serve dishes like pavlova
Chef Mohd Orfali (above), of the Orfali Bros restaurant, where they serve dishes like pavlova
Chef Mohd Orfali’s pavlova
Chef Mohd Orfali’s pavlova
Chef Himanshu Saini of TresInd and his (right) confit duck in peanut butter curry
Chef Himanshu Saini of TresInd and his (right) confit duck in peanut butter curry
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