Dubai is a city of my dreams in which you want to return again and again .. One day I happened to fly in a helicopter over Dubai and, so to speak, to assess the extent of this wonderful building and luxurious emirate. Arriving at the flying club area, we met his leadership, gave sign our papers that we accept the terms flying club, and had a short briefing. As usual: do not ask the pilot to give you some control turntable, do not sit down in a helicopter in a state of intoxication, hand screw is not sui not offer pilots a drink, etc. It is worth noting that the flying club worked almost all Russian Personnel-workers is immigrants from Russia, Ukraine and the South Caucasus. After the briefing, a girl named Anush led us to the helicopter, where we waited for the pilot Andrew Masterson
Briefly tell about the crew: besides me and the pilot sat in the salon Sheikh with one of his wives and a couple in love (I'll tell you that during the flight the guy made a girl a proposal, touching sight)
We started at the site near the hotel "Atlantis" is of the second the steepness of the Dubai hotel
in a minute we already flew the highest and most luxurious hotel in the world- Burj al Arab. All heard about the high cost and level of service of this hotel, when there was resting himself Sergei share .. interior of this hotel just space!
Actually, I was lucky that I took the front seat next to the pilot, for the people behind me were clearly uncomfortable, and there was no such angle that I had. It's very simple: put on the front seat who weighs less than all participants. So eat less, run a lot and a lot of walking in the fresh air =)
This palm-island artificially erected for private purposes. At each "branch" are already townhouses, their value even know I'm afraid. Top of the palm island crowned by the notorious hotel "Atlantis" I blew up near him
At this point, the guy behind the proposal does his girlfriend, and I would be glad to capture the moment, if not severe UAE laws: photos taken by tourists on their customs pull the soul of the locals, and if I sfotkal wife Sheikh, the Grand oskrbleniya I should not she struck a little .. I missed the moment when we began to fly up to one more artificial archipelago "Mir". Actually, everything is clear from the title: these artificial islands repeated map of the world. But at that time only a few islands were built, what that island were still intact. By the way, if you take the Eurasian continent, there are such islands as "Orenburg", "St. Petersburg", "Moscow". Mikhail Prokhorov, rumored to have desired to buy an island "Moscow"
The only built up the island, which is located in one of the US states. As I found out later, this island belongs to Michael Schumacher, who received the island as a gift from the sheikh, who currently manages the Emirate of Dubai. When I learned all motivated this event, just not with laughter died. It turns out that when Michael Schumacher officially announced that he was leaving Formula 1, the sheikh (his fan) in gratitude gave him the island, for his services, so to speak. But after 2 years, Michael said that he was returning to Formula 1, but the island he did not sell to anyone and will live there sometimes:-) Here's a scoundrel!
By the way, you can see in this photo of man? Who knows, maybe this is Michael?
Pilot forbidden to shoot close-up villa Schumacher, but he probably did not realize that in my hands was a telephoto instead Shirikov, and did not tell me
On this and that we leave the archipelago "World" and fly straight into the heart of the business center
But before that, take off another island! There is rumored to be living Pamela Anderson. I have such neighbors! If Michael and Pamela make friends, you can come to the shore to each other. Here it is, la dolce vita. By the way, here it is clear that Pamela ordered to install a fountain ..
A eto- Dubai Manhattan street skyscrapers, the dominant hub of Dubai .. so call it what you want:-) The important thing: in this street are located almost all of Dubai's skyscrapers. Most of the buildings are under construction. That's where the real paradise for rufera! Protection as such, no, no fences, all do not care at all, but you can not forget about the severity of the laws ..
Yacht in the bay belong to sheikhs, houses are located on the right side of the frame. All the houses are identical to maintain confidentiality: Emirati people respect their sheikhs, and they do not necessarily know which house belongs to what Sheikh
Buildings embody the wildest fantasies and ideas of architects: I liked a lot of these skyscrapers .. Take, for Vendetta Business Center (far left) and "Infra green tower" (in the center)
The leftmost vysotka- very first skyscraper built in Dubae- center of international trade. So you can easily find in this picture "home-Batman," "Big Ben" and the like Moscow Tower "Moscow"
Approaching the Bay Creek, which divides Dubai into 2 parts: Deira and Bur Dubai
For a moment I felt in Venice. Dubai has a very well developed sea and river message
In the distance you can see the Dubai International Airport. By the way, how many mosques have counted on this photo?
The bay also has a plug:-) On the right the Rolex Towers
All greens in Dubai, artificial: it is very difficult to grow plants in the desert with an average temperature of 40 degrees
Sometimes glass blikovat much:-(Photo: Dubai National Park, part of which is given by golf clubs. In fact, it is the same necessity is the mother club at Mosfilm street, only bigger and more beautiful time commercials in 5
This report would not have been reports, if I had not captured the tallest building in the world- Burj Dubai height of 818 meters !! At the construction stage very few outsiders have visited the very top, and on the steeple itself was Tom Cruise! He, by the way, wants to buy an apartment on the 145 floor.
From this angle you can see how not yet mastered Dubai: a lot of wasteland designated for roads and buildings. The most interesting projects will come!
Triangular building poseredine- headquartered mobile network operator "du"
About 70% more skyscrapers are being built
After this picture, I allowed myself minute break from excitement was breathtaking, and the camera is a bit a bit slow
With the weather I was not very lucky: there was a sandstorm, and the flight was at 12 o'clock day- just when the sun was at its zenith. But on the sensations it has no effect:-) Here come the turn back to base ..
This frame will appreciate the fans of the computer game "Prince of Persia" - a stylized antique Arabic rayonchik, imunuemy "Old Town". It is located next to the "Sail" and I wandered there in search for my suvenirchikov druzyashek and not very druzyashek
I approached the Palm Islands and the hotel "Atlantis" .. I wonder how people live on the palm branches? I was particularly interested in the fact whether the water does not stagnate between the branches?
More on fishaychik took off a couple of shots
Atlantis roof (by the way this hotel was named so because it resembles the gates of the sunken city of Atlantis, ... symbolism?) Crowned with figures of various shellfish and fish, and a central number (president suite) costs $ 2,500 per night
Upon arrival we were greeted by staff flying club. I said goodbye to the pilot returned the life jacket, took his belongings
Thank you for your attention!