Bonus

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess."        -Oscar Wilde

This quote was the best way I could sum up our day in Dubai. The last night my coworkers sister drove us around the city.  (Above) My photo of  Al Qasr at Madinat Jumeriah  is blurry, so here is one from the web.  

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Next stop, was  Palm Jumeirah Island. It's a candidate for Eighth Wonder of the World.  If you have never heard of it or don't get why it's a big deal. Watch this video. It explains how this man made island came to be. (Bing Image)  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum had a vision to transform Dubai into a luxurious powerhouse. Mission Accomplished! 

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Only made from rock and sand. 

If you drive to the very end, you'll get to  Atlantis, The Palm

To close out the night, we went to Kite Beach for  the Dubai Food Festival. 

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Dinner and a movie.

Stephanie was a great hostess. It was nice to get an idea of what life is like on a daily basis in Dubai.  I can't remember the details,  but she told us a very funny story about Jermaine Jackson coming over for dinner. I think that is the closest I'll get MJ.

 So how did a girl from Middle America end up in the Middle East?  All for LOVE. 

Tomorrow we leave for the MALDIVES!