Dubai! The “City of the Future” and full of dreamy Arabian adventures. Check out my days in Dubai…
I have been dreaming of going to Dubai for years and I finally made the decision to go. Unfortunately, a couple days after I got there I became sick and had to cancel some adventures including sky diving over the Palm and a weekend stay at Atlantis. (I’m still super bummed about missing out!) Even though this isn’t everything I would have liked to share, I still want to show what I was able to explore while I wasn’t sick. And the good news is; I will be back to check off the rest of my Dubai bucket list.
I wasn’t totally sure what to expect when I arrived. I try not to have expectations in fear that if they don’t meet them I will be disappointed. I knew Dubai was known as “the City of the Future” and that made sense when I saw the unique architecture and all the plans they have for the city. It’s expanding at a rapid rate and everywhere you look there are tons of new buildings going up. Including one that will be over a mile high! I also knew it was a westernized city. However, I was surprised to see just how westernized it really is. It didn’t feel like I was over 8,000 miles from home. In fact, Dubai seems to love Texas. I spotted tons of Texas themed restaurants and shops. I was surprised how much it felt like America, much less, Texas! However, the further you venture from the city the more that changes.
I’ll keep this short and sweet. Here’s what 3 days in Dubai looks like…
Arabian Desert Safari
Everything my desert safari dreams are made of came true on this tour. I highly recommend spending the extra money to book a private tour. This way your experience is uninterrupted, more special, and catered to your wishes. https://www.arabian-adventures.com
Around the City
Luxury galore! Dubai is all about the lavish lifestyle. For reference YouTube “Dubai License Plate Number Auction” The bigger the better here…
I got lucky enough to stay on the 86th floor of the Worlds tallest building. The Burj Khalifa. Standing at a staggering 2,716 feet. It’s 160 stories, that’s 60 stories taller than the Empire State Building.
Afternoon Tea at the Burj al Arab. The 3rd tallest hotel in the world, and also referred to as “the worlds only 7 star hotel”. You get what you pay for here; 7 courses of fabulous treats with a stunning view.
Traditional market in Dubai, otherwise known as Souks. There are all kinda of souks around including gold, spices, and fabric. All with beautiful and delicious items to buy.
The pool at the JW Marriott Marquis offers a gorgeous view of the city and a great way to beat the heat in style.
Road Trip to Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
A hour and a half drive outside Dubai is the United Arab Emirates most beautiful and largest mosque. Women must be covered from head to toe and no shoes are allowed. It is truly an alluring cultural experience.
Dubai is a city full of adventures. Not only is it very safe and clean, it’s ever expanding and loves being the city that has the largest everything. It’s already home to the largest mall, fountains, and buildings. What else will this city come up with? I look forward to finding out next time I visit.