I opened my eyes and looked around the misty air. I could see the palm shaped island in a distance – Palm Jumeirah they call it. Difficult to imagine they made it from scratch, but it’s Dubai, anything is possible!
List of key things to consider when planning your trip to Dubai and/or Abu Dhabi:
It would be an incomplete visit to Dubai without exploring it's souks. 'Souk' or 'souq' is the Arabic word for market and Dubai is full of them, scattered across the city, both old and new.
Dubai is like a mirage in itself. You will never feel you are in the desert. The green palms, the Dubai Marina waterways, the tall skyscrapers, the busy roads all indicate otherwise. In the midst of all the fun in the city, I was missing the dramatic sand dunes and camels. So obviously I jumped at the idea of a desert safari!
You would expect it to be a desert, but the coolest one you have seen (not literally, of course). With almost 0% crime rate and 0% income tax, going back to your normal life will be a curse. You will have to stretch your neck quite a bit to look at those massive skyscrapers. No matter how much you can spend, you will be overwhelmed by ATMs dispensing gold. And if you haven’t had the chance to catch up on the latest Ferraris, Bugattis and Rolls Royces, just take a stroll on Jumeirah (do not drive here unless you are just parading your car and not using it as a vehicle!) Nothing prepares you for the magnificence!
My name is Lovya. I left home when I was 17, to study and pursue my dream of being an Engineer, which I am now! But my love for travel never parted with me and even as I grow older, I know there are places and adventures in the world which I have to see. It feeds my soul in a unique way. This blog is a means for me to share my travel stories and hear about your experiences.