The lovely Mubi has tagged me in this fun-filled game of real estate. So this post is all about it.
The Mc Cains own 13 cars, eight homes and have access to a corporate jet. If you were as insanely rich as them, where would your eight homes be and why?
The only rule is: the homes must be within the borders of the country you live in.
Our Eight Homes In The U.A.E. :
Abu Dhabi is the federal capital of the U.A.E. It also happens to be the biggest, and probably the wealthiest emirate in the country. And if we were to build all of our eight homes in the same country, why not start with the capital city itself?
Abu Dhabi literally means, Father of Gazelle. I’m not sure why. What I do know is that this emirate is one of the largest producers of oil in the world.
It is the third largest emirate in the U.A.E. We love this place because of its beautiful mosques and peaceful, family-friendly environment. It is not as commercialized as Dubai or Abu Dhabi. We also love the fact that alcohol is strictly prohibited here and naturally, you won’t find any night clubs either. One can safely take their kids out for a walk in the evening’s cool breeze without worrying about having to face almost-naked women and drunk men on the streets.
This is the only emirate in the U.A.E. that is almost totally mountainous, as you can see at the upper right of the picture. I didn’t particularly chose pictures with mountains simply because we didn’t want to build our home there.
I have learned, however, that foreigners or visitors are not allowed to buy land in Fujairah. Emirati nationals can purchase land from the government, after proving their nationality.
This place is a magnificent tribute to Dubai’s heritage and is styled to resemble an ancient Arabian citadel. This place includes a mall and several restaurants.
We’d love to build a home here and would ride the boat to get to the main road.
The view of the Burj Al Arab from this place, specially at night, is breathtaking.
This place is has recently become known as the “new Dubai”. This place, with its entire water ways, is completely man-made, and upon completion will become the world’s largest man-made marina. So it would just be absolutely cool to own a home here.
Regardless of the too-numerous-to-count buildings and state-of-the-art facilities, the fact still remains that U.A.E. is a desert.
I think we’ll have a home built in the middle of the stunning desert dune, and have an enormous solar panel to power the air conditioning system. We’ll also be raising several camels because camel milk candies are currently the “in” thing here in the U.A.E.
Ras al-Khaimah literally means, “the tent point,” after a large tent was erected as an aid to navigation by an early chief. This emirate is unusual in the region in that agriculture is extensively practiced. We’d surely love to have a home in a place where agriculture is practiced.
The Palm Islands:
Of course, if we were to have eight homes in the U.A.E., then one of them must be in the Palm Islands, the world’s largest artificial islands.
There are actually three of these islands: the Palm Jumeirah, the Palm Deira, and the Palm Jebel Ali.
Who I’m Tagging to Play This Game Next:
This game encourages the player to search for the beautiful places in the country where he or she lives in and gives the readers the opportunity to see and learn about those places. I’d love to tag the following bloggers (in no particular order) to play this game:
Sabiha – U.S.A.
Niyaz – K.S.A.
Frozeefa – Singapore
Souvenirs and Scars – Syria
Abid – Canada
photo credit: http://www.trekearth.com