Post Tagged with: "dubai"

TRAVEL PURSUITS—Bridging the Gulf Between Us

TRAVEL PURSUITS—Bridging the Gulf Between Us

البعد جفاء “Distance equals disaffection.” ― Arabic proverb “Life is meant to be shared. We need each other.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, a Ghanaian writer Lamentably, cultural divisiveness is stubborn. Travel is often touted as one of the best ways to build bridges and break down barriers. But it is […]

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TRAVEL PURSUITS—Dubai or Not Dubai? That Is the Question

TRAVEL PURSUITS—Dubai or Not Dubai? That Is the Question

Confession – I want to sell you a Travel Pursuit to Dubai from March 7 to 13, 2016. Selling does not come naturally to me, but I think this trip deserves an extra push since, if you are anything like I was, Dubai may not be on your radar. My vision of […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dubai’s Cultural Metamorphosis (Part 1)

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dubai’s Cultural Metamorphosis (Part 1)

It has been a long and brutal winter in Toronto. So when I was invited to the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in early March, I took only a few minutes to respond with an eager yes. It’s not that I knew much about Dubai or had harboured a desire […]

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ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dubai Slideshow 2014

ON THE ROAD WITH ANN – Dubai Slideshow 2014

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Beyond the Glitz of Dubai, Lots of Questions

Beyond the Glitz of Dubai, Lots of Questions

‘s note – Ann has been sending dispatches on her experiences in Dubai, and I am compiling these into blog posts and putting them on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love to hear your thoughts on her trip. – Melanie Blake] In this latest update, just a few words about my […]

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Impressions of a Multicultural Dubai

Impressions of a Multicultural Dubai

[Editor’s note – Ann has been sending dispatches on her experiences in Dubai, and I am compiling these into blog posts and putting them on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love to hear your thoughts on her trip. – Melanie Blake] I thought Toronto was a diverse city. But it is […]

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