I didn’t know what to feel when my father announced that the family was going on a trip to Dubai over the Christmas holidays. The truth is Dubai has never been anywhere near my travel radar, which is why I had no idea what to expect. So it’s a bit ironic (in a good way) that I come home declaring it as one of my favourite cities I’ve ever visited so far. And while that statement might come into question if I ever get to experience the Arabian summer, the Dubai during the cold season was certainly perfect! I’ve been thinking long and hard on how I would go about writing my Dubai travel blog posts. I write about the trip from here on out.
Dubai is a beautiful city. The main city is extremely modern, but there are still areas where one can appreciate the “old Dubai”. Driving around feels a little like you’re driving in circles. Actually it reminds me a little of Singapore in that sense because it’s almost as if you take a few spins on different roads in the same area to get from one place to another. It’s really interesting to just watch the city pass by the car window and marvel at how unique the buildings here are. List of places we visited includes :
1)Atlantis The Palm Dubai.
Atlantis, The Palm is a luxury hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah in the United Arab Emirates.
Burj Khalifa is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, UAE. The architectural height of Burj Khalifa is 828 meters or 2717 feet. The highest occupied floor is level 154.
3)Burj Al Arab
The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the third tallest hotel in the world.
Interior of burj al Arab.
4)Mall of the Emirates
For the record, the Mall of the Emirates was the only mall I got to walk around a little bit, so I have a couple of pictures of the mall itself, and it is gorgeous inside. I think it is my favourite in terms of interior design. I love the glass ceiling that lets in such ample sunlight. It was Christmas time when we visited so the decorations matched the season to a T. Dubai is touted as a shopping haven it made sense that I came across a lot of Filipino shoppers. It doesn’t really matter where we go, we always make it a point to visit the malls it seems. Here in Dubai however, the malls offer enjoyment beyond simply the pleasure of shopping.
5) Global village
Global village has various pavilions like India, Pakistan, Jordon, Germany, Iraq etc. Different pavilions describes about its unique culture and tradition.
6) The Grandest mosque of Abu Dhabi
Someone please pick my mouth up from the ground.
I’m trying to recall if I’ve ever been inside a mosque before, but I’m quite certain this is my first time being in one of this calibre. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is without a doubt a must-see when you visit Abu Dhabi. Whatever your religion might be, it doesn’t change the fact that this mosque is a work of art that deserves to be appreciated with an open mind. Hopefully my photographs will convince you.
Other places visited were Camel Safari, Dubai Museum and many more.
Now, coming to some of the cuisines that I enjoyed eating.
One of the food item that I like is cheese with bread for breakfast, and with these two stations filled to the brim, it’s enough to make anybody’s heart soar. I always say that how you take your breakfast can affect the rest of your day rather drastically. So while you’re on holiday, eat your favourite foods to your heart’s content right!? Apart from this there were many other amazing food items, but the list would go far long.
Here now, I come to end my blog by saying that it was my first best international trip I ever had in my dreams. Would love to visit it again whenever there’s a chance.