Expo 2020 Dubai — running from October 2020 to April 2021 — is conscious of the fact, and this week released details of its legacy plan at real estate industry event Cityscape Global 2017. Dubbed “District 2020,” the area which the expo occupies in Dubai South will undergo extensive redevelopments before reopening in October 2021 — not long after the expo closes in April that year.
The Foster + Partners designed Mobility Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020. All photos Credit: Expo 2020
Some buildings will remain unchanged, including the Santiago Calatrava-designed UAE National Pavilion, modeled on the wings of a falcon. Others will be transformed on the inside: The Sustainability Pavilion, for instance, will live on as a center for child and scientific education. The Dubai World Trade Center Conference and Exhibition Center will also remain once the expo closes.
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTER
THE DUBAI AL WASL PLAZA
A SUMPTUOUS AFTERNOON IN DUBAI
Lake Como, Italy
Even in a country filled with delights, Lake Como sits at the top of many wish lists for travelers visiting Italy. A popular retreat for aristocrats and the wealthy going back to Roman times, this Y-shaped lake continues to exert a powerful pull on imaginations thanks to the historic villas, stunning gardens, sleepy villages, and Belle Époque–era resorts lining its shores, not to mention the jaw-dropping views of the Alps.
ESPERANZA AUBERGER RESORT
Traveling for the weekend for a relaxing time, to get out of the routine and calm the mind, there is nothing like an escapade to Los Cabos in Mexico.
LOS CABOS MEXICO, LA MARINA
Short vacation, but peaceful if you choose to. Remember that Cabos has many places for tourists who go there to party. I choose to stay away from those areas since I want silence, plenty of comfort and peace.
OUR PRIVATE POOL
This time we stayed at the Esperanza Auberge Resort, snorkeled and laid down on the warm ethereal beach.
TRAVEL TO GERMANY
It is time for me to get ready to travel to Berlin, Germany this year, to attend to one of my annual Global Medical Events, medical conferences and symposiums I faithfully go every year, to continue to learn, to explore science and grow as a physician for the benefit of my patients.
Once the conference ends it is time for fun: going to the opera is a must, travel Germany, bicycling, eating the food. Just enchanting!
BERLIN STATE OPERA HOUSE – GERMANY
Germany is a beautiful seductive country, and one place I have to go whenever I visit is Bavaria. I am IN LOVE with Bavaria. I have family living there who are wonderful hosts to all of us who go.
AUTHENTIC PICHELSTEINER BAVARIAN STEW
The distance between Berlin and Bavaria is more or less 500 km, that will be about 5 to 6 hours driving an automobile. Leipzig is a place to stop to enjoy some food. In Bavaria for example pork is very dominant but further in North Germany (Hamburg, Kiel) you should not miss out on the awesome fish dishes they have.
BRATWURST SLIDERS WITH BEER CHEESE AND BRAISED ONIONS
BAVARIAN SCHWEINSHAXE … MY FAVORITE!
I savor weissewurst, schweinhaxen, spaetzle, saurkraut, The weisswurst breakfast is just wonderful, pretzels and all. For desserts, I relish the germknodel, where poppy seeds have their heyday. Everything is out of this world!
Swimming pools make the body, mind and soul rejoice of beauty, in nature, man-made, in tropical or snowy environments, or indoors. An indoor swimming pool with the right architecture surrounding it, can bring the most pleasure to your life.
When you love swimming pools building your own in your own property is one of the best gifts you can give to yourself.
COME HOME AND JUMP IN….RELAX!
MY FAVORITE DESIGN: SMELLS LIKE EASTERN RED CEDAR ALL AROUND… A TRUE PARADISE!
ENJOYING AN INDOOR PARADISE
IF YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH SPACE, THIS DESIGN IS A PLUSdeli
When it comes to traveling I don’t like to go the cheap way, because where I stay, what I eat and what I do matters for my well-being and mental satisfaction. So, this time I am in the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador. You have to stay here for several days (10 days is my minimum, definitely) to get to experience the most exciting tropical weather where downpours and water temperatures are at their peak at this time of the year.
One of my multiple passions in life is scuba diving, and these tropical waters are the house of the twenty percent of the marine life found in the whole wold: Tijeretas Hill is a Galápagos dive site off of San Cristobal Island. It offers great visibility, and it’s also a perfect dive site even for beginners. Be sure to bring your camera if you are into underwater photography because you will find many photo opportunities here.
This wall dive features green sea turtles, Galápagos garden eels, rays, and great schools of fish, including angelfish and grunts. The best part of this dive, though, is being able to swim with the playful Sea Lions, who are attracted by the bubbles you make.
MY DAUGHTER ENJOYING THE VIEW 💖 💚 💛 💙 💜 💗
ROYAL PALM HOTEL (My favorite hotel in the Galápagos Islands)
GALAPAGOS GIANT TORTOISES ROAM FREE!
VIEW OF THE ROYAL PALM HOTEL AT NIGHT — Simply stunning!
Owning a ranch is a magnificent way for those wishing to relax, have fun enjoying multiple activities and if you desire luxury (I love luxury), a well planned-built ranch will offer a world-class resort for active adventures.
I adore to cast for trout or catfish (depending on location) on sparkling waters, bicycling a hill, hike a canyon to nearby waterfalls, mountain bike the back-country, then luxuriate myself in a tented spa. I love to immersed myself in the wilds, with nature all around.
Luxury camping in a white canvas safari tent is another of my favorite activities to enjoy with my family.