February 17, 2020
With its futuristic buildings rising out of the desert, its artificial islands under construction, its ever-growing malls, its state-of-the-art luxury hotels and its wildest projects, Dubai embodies the new Arab dream in its own way.
A crossroads between East and West, a hub for the Emirates company, the second-largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai plays the card of excess on the world tourism scene. Once an arid desert inhabited by Bedouins and a small fishing port renowned for its pearls, the Emirate of Dubai, now in the midst of an economic and real estate boom, has become a dynamic country at the turn of the 21st century. Oil money is flowing here in floods, at the origin of a spectacular development where high tech and consumer bling are combined with the most rigid social and religious conservatism, but also deplorable working conditions for some immigrant workers.
Dubai is the city of superlatives and a thousand and one follies, where anything seems possible to impress the barge. Architects, decorators and entrepreneurs from all over the world take great pleasure in doing so, to the point of forgetting respect for the natural environment: a ski resort in the middle of the desert, restaurants as far as the eye can see, the highest tower in the world, artificial islands in the shape of a planet, an underwater hotel immersed off the coast… You either love it or hate it.
Constantly under construction, overflowing with energy, Dubai seems never to stop. The declared objective is to become the Arab Hong Kong of tomorrow with the glitter of Las Vegas.
When choosing a taxi be careful. Some are not taxis but private drivers, they will tell you that they are taxis but aren’t. I recommend that you get into cars that have the illuminated taxi sign above.
My hotel was very pleasant. It served breakfast dinner & lunch. it was a 10-minute walk from the subway. The subway is very convenient it serves perfectly all the tourist points.
I had very little time to visit Dubai because I was going to Dubai for a photoshoot in the desert. However, I had time to take a day trip to the desert.
I chose to make my trip to Abu Dhabi with Arabian Nights Village because it allowed me to visit the city. I took a 2 hours bus to join Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Then, I joined the meeting point defined by the organizers of the excursion. I was picked up by a private driver of the excursion accompanied with 5 other passengers. On our way, we could admire camels and the beautiful desert of Abu Dhabi.
The village welcomed us with a glass of local juice followed by camel ride followed and a 4×4 ride! very very rich in emotions!! I absolutely suggest it to you! I had a great time.
The buffet was delicious, it was a local hot and cold buffet. Dinner was accompanied by a show and local music. I then returned by taxi from Abu Dhabi ( about 45 minutes by taxi).
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