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