Posted by: lindsaygoes | October 20, 2019

Two days in Dubai

We arrived in Dubai late in the evening, so our first (and only) stop for the day, was bed!

In the morning we had a half day tour around the city. It was good to be able to travel from the comfort of a bus, and get out of the heat! Our first couple of stops were just view points to see the Palm Atlantis and the Burj Arab buildings.

Next up, we had a bit more exploration, we had an Abra (boat) ride across the Dubai creek, and then had some time to wander through the Spice and Gold Souks.

Then we had a brief stop to see the exterior of Zabeel Palace before heading to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. After riding the fastest elevator in the world (it didn’t feel like it, it was incredibly smooth!) we got to see the view from the 124th and 125th floors!

The Burj Khalifa is accessed from Dubai Mall, so we then spent some time exploring until our feet got too tired, and we took the metro back to our hotel, before having some traditional food for dinner.

In the morning we headed to the Dubai Museum (a short walk, as it was across the road from the hotel) which is located in Al Fahidi fort, the oldest building in Dubai. It had some really interesting exhibits on the history and old culture of Dubai.

From there, we wandered around the Al Fahidi Historic Neighbourhood, where we could see the older style buildings with the rooftop wind tunnels used to cool the buildings. We also attempted to walk to Meena Bazaar, but Google gave incorrect directions, however we did find it when we were almost back to our hotel.

After some lunch we went to the Dubai Frame, where we had another viewpoint, and could brave walking on the glass floor panels to look down below!

The next morning we headed to the airport, ready to fly back home.

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