JUL 12, 16 .. “CAPTAIN? WHERE IS, WHAT IS, DUBAI CAPTAIN?”

Not each and every single reader following along here is familiar with Dubai.

I was asked by one correspondent, “Cap where is Dubai?” I will start with that question. The below maps will show you all just where Dubai is located. ‘Zilla the SMALL RED BALLOON is Dubai.

Moving a little bit closer from the above map.

Below you have Dubai up closer and more personal

I decided to just do a copy and paste from Wikipedia (to whom I contribute financially each year) so you all can read the below if you so choose.

Dubai (/dˈb/ doo-by; Arabic: دبي‎‎ Dubayy, Gulf pronunciation: [dʊˈbɑj]) is themost populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).[3] It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country’s legislature.[4] The city of Dubai is located on the emirate’s northern coastline and heads up the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai is to host World Expo 2020.[5]

Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East.[6] It is also a major transport hub for passengers and cargo. By the 1960s, Dubai’s economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. Oil revenue first started to flow in 1969.[7] Dubai’s oil revenue helped accelerate the early development of the city, but its reserves are limited and production levels are low: today, less than 5% of the emirate’s revenue comes from oil.[8]The emirate’s Western-style model of business drives its economy with the main revenues now coming from tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services.[9][10][11] Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. The city has become iconic for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai has been criticised for human rights violations concerning the city’s largely South Asian workforce.[12]Dubai’s property market experienced a major deterioration in 2008–09 following the financial crisis of 2007–08,[13] but the emirate’s economy has made a return to growth, with a projected 2015 budget surplus.[14]

As of 2012, Dubai is the 22nd most expensive city in the world and the most expensive city in the Middle East.[15][16] In 2014, Dubai’s hotel rooms were rated as the second most expensive in the world, after Geneva.[17] Dubai was rated as one of the best places to live in the Middle East by U.S. global consulting firm Mercer.[18]

Gullible (God love Gullible!) said .. “So what? I thought that was the plan all along for you to go back to Hong Kong and to Mongolia and to Russian Siberia.”

“Curtis! You are NOT Gullible!”

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Atta Girl Gullible!

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Gullible, compared to you, I am but a pimple upon the bottom of a real world traveler. Amongst the real world travelers Dubai is a place of much interest.

So I am tickled pink to be able to ‘ punch the Dubai ticket ‘ and get one tiny notch closer to being a real world traveler!

Smiles From Ear To Ear .. Cap

I am seriously composing my possible letter to Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin the President of the Russian Federation asking for his possible assistance in getting a Visa to enter Russian Siberia just North of the Mongolian Border to carry the message to several groups who have asked me to visit them. I have heard from my friends in Mongolia that Mr. Putin is a strong supporter of the ‘recovery movement’ among his population.

2 thoughts on “JUL 12, 16 .. “CAPTAIN? WHERE IS, WHAT IS, DUBAI CAPTAIN?”

  1. Cheryl P

    Best wishes regarding your request for a Visa. I have no doubt you’ll be granted the permission you seek. Your mission is highly commendable.

    Shaddy

    1. Cap Chastain

      Thank You So Much Shaddy. Right now any VISA is a ‘ flip a coin ‘ proposition. Who Knows? Does THE SHADOW know Shaddy? Smiles and Joy .. Cap

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