Quote of the day.
Man is more sensitive to the contempt that others
feel towards him than to the contempt that he feels
towards himself.–Friedrich Nietzche.
Exercise in early 20’s augments bone development and
trims down the risk of fractures in later life.–Anew study
Do you know?
Over 138 million people work outside their country
of birth in the world.
On 25th June, Monday morning, we boarded Emirates flight
EK225 at 8.15 AM, from Bangalore International Airport
and flew to Dubai.It was a 4 hours journey and we reached
Dubai at 12.30 PM. I adjusted the time in my wristwatch to
1.30 PM as per the time of the place of destination.
We stayed at Millennium Airport Hotel, Dubai in room no.4035
at the 4th floor.We had the lunch and meals at night which were
complimentary. At 5PM in the evening we enjoyed the Dubai
city tour in tourist bus of Sun Tour.The multilingual driver
explained that Dubai is one of the 7 Emirates of United Arab
Emirates and is governed by the hereditary emir; 80 percent
of the population is comprised of expatriate and Emirati nationals
account for only 20percent. There are no taxes of any sort; so there
is no tax filing or tax-audit; Government earns money from businesses
where the expatriates pay the fixed amount for registration. Dubai has
an impressive infrastructure which is a real pleasure for the eyes.
‘Burj Khalifa’, in Dubai is the tallest structure (829.84metre) in the world.
The driver led us to the musical fountain in front of the hotel and we
enjoyed the dance of the fountain water according to the play of the music.
We visited the sandy beaches of Jumeirah, the Gold Souk, with it’s
dazzling array of shops selling jewelry the Spice Souk with shops
that piled high the spices from around the world. The cost of city
tour of 4 hours from 5PM to 9PM was 30$ per head. It is my first
visit to Dubai and the rich and satisfying experience will be
remembered for the years to come.
By Vani Hegde.