Dubai, with all his luxury and beauty.
We went to Dubai a few weeks ago, and we fell in LOVE with this amazing city!
Dubai is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is one of the 7 emirates that makes the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The others are: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm AlQuwain, Ras al-Khaimah. But Dubai is the most popular city in the UAE and the fastest growing city in the world!
We spend a few days in this beautiful city. We just can not believe that Dubai was once a dessert if you see all the buildings, skyscrapers etc. Dubai became very popular by tourist from all over the world, because of the many large construction projects and sport events. They currently keep on building and developing this city 24 hours nonstop, also for the upcoming expo 2020! So you will probably not recognize Dubai if you are going back again in a few years.
We LOVE Dubai of its cultural diversity! Nationalities from all over the world who are living there.
This city has a LOT to offer, from many international restaurants to, attractions, shopping and nightlife. Really, there’s nothing you can not find and see in this city!
Oh yeah ..Police riding in ferraris or lamborghini’s its normal 😀 .
We had a few days in UAE, and we wanted to make sure to see all the main attractions in Dubai. But can you do that also in a few hours? Yes, it is possible!
Just book a tour, which provide you with a personal guide. And after that explore Dubai on your own. And that’s what we did .
We booked a 4 hour tour in Dubai at Private Tour . So if you consider to do this, ask for Shah! An incredible, knowledgeable, friendly and attentive guide, speaks many languages and who can tell you all about Dubai! We also did a tour to Abu Dhabi with our great guide Sameh, but we will write more about this trip in our next post. We really recommend this private tour to everyone, you won’t regret!
Some of our favorite attractions in Dubai:
The tallest building in the world! For most visitors a trip to the observation deck on the 124th floor here is a must-do while in the city.
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am-1am
Location: Entry from Dubai Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, Downtown
Official site: http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/
The world’s tallest performing fountain, which is a must see!! Located at the Dubai Mall.
Separates the city into two towns with Deira to the north and Bur Dubai to the south. To travel across the creek you can take an abra (small wooden ferry) between the ferry points on the creek’s Bur Dubai and Deira banks.
Deira is located on the northern bank of Dubai Creek, and is most famous for its traditional souks(markets). Perfect place to buy some souvenirs and go to the spice and gold souk, you will love it here!
Shopping paradise for the shopaholics out there!
Here you will also find the Dubai Aquarium, Waterfall and the ice rink.
The world’s tallest (321 m high), most expensive, luxurious and the only 7 star hotel in the world! You can make pictures at the beach with Burj al-Arab in the background.
Visit the Atlantis Hotel
Here you can find some great cafés and restaurants along the waterfront. With an incredible view of boats and building. Dubai Marina is really beautiful especially in the evenings.
Below some pictures of our trip
Let’s go to the Souk!
Fountain and Burj Khalifa