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"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." ~ St. Augustine

 

Before attending the Women as Global Leaders 2012 conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the group I traveled with had the opportunity to spend some time in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Our experiences in Dubai really helped us when we arrived at the conference as we had the opportunity to see first hand the unsustainability of this part of the world.

 

In addition to helping us when we arrived at the conference, we were also able to learn about the history of this amazing place. Having modernized so quickly I found it very interesting to be able to walk through the traditional souks after crossing the creek via water taxi, and then drive to "modern Dubai" and see the tallest building in the world. 

 

Me with the Burj Khalifa in the background

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Here is the view from my hotel room in Dubai.

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