Sunday 5 August 2018

The Green Planet, Dubai.

With the weather being so hot in the UK right now, I'm starting to think I'd have been better off staying in Dubai for the summer, as at least they have air conditioning everywhere. 

When the sun shines in the UK it means I can enjoy being outdoors, it's free to take a walk, sit in the park, have the windows open and enjoy the late summer evenings.

In Dubai, when summer comes it's a case of retreating indoors under the aircon. Going out involves a mad dash to a boiling hot car to get somewhere else that's indoors also.

One of the places I like to visit when I'm in Dubai is the Green Planet which is a bio-dome recreating a tropical forest with over 3,000 plants and animals. It's a great way of bringing the outdoors, indoors. The best of both worlds.

For 2018 I've been linking up posts about construction and unusual buildings I've visited around the world, but mainly in Dubai. If you're interested take a look at the below posts.

Week 158 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 A Wedding
Week 180 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower
Week 181 Dubai and Wales Al Fahidi Fort and Chepstow Castle 
Week 182 Dubai New Metro Station in Al Furjan 
Week 183 Dubai Cleaning the windows on the world's tallest building
Week 184 Dubai Ski Dubai
Week 185 Another Wedding
Week 186 South Africa Life in a township
Week 187 Austria Ski Jump 


  1. It looks and sounds like our Eden Project!

    1. it is very similar but on a much smaller scale

  2. It looks like a very interesting place to visit. Air con is definitely the reason why us Brits find the heat so hard to deal with - the UK just isn't set up for temperatures of 28C and above.

  3. They really have everything in Dubai. It sounds like a great place to visit.

    1. to visit it is lovely, but i struggle with the heat in summer

  4. Hi Suzanne, that is funny! I bet you were really looking forward to a cool summer too. I'm seriously debating investing in air con soon, the sun is setting and it's 36C. It's going to be another long, hot night! I love the top photo. The sun looks so pretty and the squareness of the building is interesting. I bet it's lovely inside too, although I wouldn't want to have to clean all those windows!


    1. that's two summers in a row i've been in the Uk and it's been over 30c

  5. Sounds like a great place to visit. As Fiona mentioned a bit like Eden.

    The UK has a serious lack of air con, we go into melt down.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  6. Wow I didn't even know they had something like this. It reminds me of the movie passengers!

  7. WOW! Looks well worth a visit! #MySundayPhoto