Category: Life in SUNNY Dubai


Have been trying many things recently, specially on the work front. These days have also been difficult as things were not working out at the same pace as planned, nor were the things moving in the same direction as planned. A bit of a haphazard situation during the past month.
Anyhow, the turmoil is part of the twists and turns in this LIFE! As planned though, have been able to move a step closer to developing a website to promote my own personal business. As things start developing, I will post some updates but the most important being that it is quite astonishing to find so many websites of so many people, and then realize the sad truth about them, MOST WEBSITES are redundant. These people have created a space on the world wide web but not been doing much to interest others, or on the flip side, not done anything to accomplish a goal.
IF I am not wrong, most websites are created to fulfil an inner desire to be part of a culture. Something that others will like to participate in, where others will come to post their feelings, where others will be able to share thoughts but sadly most of the websites rarely attract any attention, due to the fact that they do not induce the interest in others to see what they offer.
IF someone can attract a million likes on facebook, why can’t one attract a million visitors to a website????
On the another thought, many websites are part of a commercial venture, where the prospective customer visits a website to look for a product or a service and tries to use a non-physical interaction to buy a physical object. Also sometimes a physical interaction provides a better experience to a non-physical product, like playing video games.

These experiences would tell a person that www would be a fun place to be in, the ever growing online population would be attracted to a new website like bees to a honey comb. Unfortunately, as the history shows, very few of the websites actually get much attention, and the ones that do succeed in gaining the approval of the masses are mainly for features that are offered free to the browsing individual, though he is actually being charged by some mega corporate for just the clicks and key presses.

I would like to continue adding content to this post, and specially if there are comments for or against.

As another great exhibition comes to a close, more people have more interest in visiting Dubai more often, making Dubai another popular destination. Then I remind myself of yet another astonishing fact. Dubai Airport is now declared the busiest international airport in the world, counting the number of passengers that travel through Dubai, outbound, inbound and in transit.

The Travel industry consists of the airline that brings in the passengers, the airports that the passengers pass through to reach their destination. Would the market be saturated, when the airport has the most number of footfall in any given month? What would be the measurement of growth?

The pictures are courtesy of Arabian Travel News

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Hyatt Stand

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Hyatt Stand

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Armani Stand

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Armani Stand

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Emirates Airline

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Emirates Airline

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Etihad Airline

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Etihad Airline

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Falconry Culture in UAE

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Falconry Culture in UAE

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Musical Culture of UAE

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Musical Culture of UAE

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Peruvian Display

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Peruvian Display

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Milano EXPO

Arabian Travel Market 2015 Milano EXPO

Reminding myself of how quickly time passes by. I had just recently written a blog for the Arabian Travel Market (2014) edition thinking of the future of tourism in our city of Dubai. It affectively boosted the tourist industry in the city, and the country of United Arab Emirates. As more holiday makers visit Dubai, more people learn about the wonderful place this really is, and as a whole improve the economy, not just in Dubai, not just in UAE but the whole of the Arabian Gulf.

Do comment on what your opinions are.

I would like to share some of my thoughts on the leaders (past and present) of a young nation i.e. United Arab Emirates. It must have started with the British rulers of the earlier colony, naming a president and the ruler of the country. The UAE, consisting of 7 smaller emirates or cities if you may will, to unite as a single bigger nation. Under the supervision and probably security of the British colony, the country was formed with Abu Dhabi (capital), Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah and Umm al Quwain, The leadership of Sheikh Zayed al Nayhan, president of UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, was highly commendable as the major income from oil was generated in the capital but well-distributed among the rest of the emirates, excluding Dubai. Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum, vice president of UAE and ruler of Dubai, has the to be named as the force behind the development within Dubai and UAE as a whole.

Here I would also like to share some pictures as published recently in the local newspaper, gulfnews.

The pictures really do highlight some of the nation’s stepping-stones during the growth and explosion of the expat population into the country.

Many will agree that the real building blocks of the country lie within the expat community who have been serving their lives here for their own personal developments first and also the development of the nation. The rulers must have seen the potential within the expat community which were helping to bring a relatively higher population growth, for the future of the country. They created rules and regulations for the influx of the expats, coming in first from the UK and later from the sub-continent.

I do remember my parents telling me stories of the ease with which visas were obtained for the family to arrive and the little checks that were carried out at the point of entry. And soon we were seeing hordes of families from India and Pakistan residing in the many blocks built for expat workers to stay.

Do see the pictures

Till later…..

Wow! What a coincidence!

Did not know or plan, but after posting my memoirs of travelling from Karachi to Dubai, the latest edition of travel and tourism exhibition was highlighted in the newspapers today. After reading the headlines  at the breakfast table, didnot notice the publicity that this show has invited, until late in the evening after dinner, reading the late news :(

Now to really contradict the actual industrie’s standards of luxury as highlighted at the exhibition against my desperate plans of travel will surely tickle everybody’s funny bone.

Keep reading and keep posting

Till later

%d bloggers like this: