There wasn't a whole lot in terms of trees and things outside this apartment block, so if you're wondering where all of that went, well, it was never there to begin with. This is Dubai people, and it may be beautiful because they have flowers and date palms all over the place, but it's still the desert that surrounds us on at least three sides. Now, over the years, Karama has seen itself go from "one of the first and most popular residential neighborhoods" to "we're planning to demolish most of the apartments in this area to make way for newer and more modern residential complexes". Think that's funny? Well, when I last visited in December, 2003, there was already talk of having to move out because they were going to raze the place. But, five years on, it still seems to be hanging in there. However, there are a couple of changes that are worth mentioning.
Last but certainly not least, I saw this awesome bike parked outside, and I knew I just had to take a picture of it. The engine looks huge compared to the rest of the bike. Now, not being a connoisseur of two-wheelers, at all, I have had some difficulty identifying the model of this bike. It's a Yamaha, but which one? Let me know if you have an idea. I mean, it has a radiator on it! What's up with that? And, I can think of at least three Indian cars that have smaller engines than this glorious beast!Didn't see the radiator? Well, at the risk of sounding naive and making a big deal when there really is no need, here's a picture of this bike from the front. If you see a clunky square piece on the bike, kind of above and behind the front tyre, well that's what I'm talking about.