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Prairie Falcons

May 23, 2013

Fresh back from the Arabian desert plains of the UAE I thought i'd make a trip south to our own more arid area south of home to find nesting prairie falcons. I was not to be disappointed although I did not stay long with them today as I find that they are at a sensitive time in their nesting period.....

Dubai - UAE

May 20, 2013

My first big trip of 2013 takes me away to Dubai in the UAE (United Arab Emerites) and there is truly nothing like it elsewhere in the world. The uniqueness of Dubai is not down to the shear wealth exhibited there but also the huge cultural variation of it's population. Originally a fishing and pearl community Dubai has changed and grown dramatically in the past couple of decades or so. Being situated on the Arabian coast with it's white sandy beaches and incredible ocean based recreational activities this is also seen as a vacation destination for many Europeans. Further inland you have anything from horse racing, falconry and camel racing activities and of course the city itself with it's huge shopping Malls, the most noted of which is the Dubai Mall at the bese of the worlds tallest building. This is the premier destination of the UAE with top retail outlets from every corner of the globe exhibiting there. There is truly is more to Dubai and the UAE than meets the eye.

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