I've been wanting to blog about this for a while, so here it goes.
I spent my Christmas vacation this year in Dubai, and I got to see a lot of interesting things, such as the world's new highest tower (higher than CN), one of the world's largest malls (slightly larger than Edmonton's), a 7-star hotel that looks like a sail, an indoor skiing/snowboarding hill, palm artificial islands, and a hotel that is partially underwater and has a massive aquarium.
Best of all, through a friend of mine who works in technology in Dubai, I got to go to a programming user group meeting that had Matt Mullenweg from WordPress/Automattic.
Here are some photos from the trip:
Highest tower in the world (Burj Dubai)
Atlantis Hotel partially underwater at the head of the palm artificial islands
7-star hotel that looks like a sail (Burj al Arab)
Indoor skiing/snowboarding hill
Me and a snowboard on the indoor hill
User group meeting with Matt from WordPress