Dubai – a city which needs no introduction. Mention Dubai and you will hear – Shopping Festival, Electronics, Sheikhs, Oil, Money, Buildings, Opulence, Filthy rich etc.
It is all that. And much more – You have to give it to them. From being a small town with a port in the beginning of 1900s to being a infrastructure and construction hub of the modern world, it’s transformed drastically.
As a traveler, we can expect some interesting “things-to-do”, apart from the usual “touristy” shopping malls, visit to the big buildings like Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab etc.
Overnite desert stay which includes dune bashing, camel rides and camping in the desert are the things to look out for.
Old Dubai ( Bur Dubai) has its own charms and offers some interesting Souks ( markets) – Gold Souks, Spice Souks, Textile Souks, Utensil Souk etc.
Dhows – traditional boats which transport cargo , people and other stuff from one bank of the Dubai Creek to the other.
Bastakiyah – The old quarters. Dubai Museum is a pleasant surprise.
Abu Dhabi, a hour away and the capital of the UAE, has the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – one of the most beautiful buildings I have been to.
As usual, I present here a small collection of some pictures from Dubai.