International Travel | 10 Days in Dubai
Dubai is one place I go once in a year as my dad stays there but usually the trip is alone as my brother has college, but this time I was accompanied by my sister. Visited many places, some which I had never visited before.
So What can you visit if you ever plan a trip to Dubai for a week or so.
The first visit to terminal T2, it looks awesome from the inside as well as the outside, you need to reach 2 hours early if you need to actually enjoy the beauty of the airport, we tried to see as much of the new airport as we could.
We got on the plane and we were off to Dubai. The night view of the Dubai roads as our plane landed on at the Dubai Airport. From Dubai airport, we took a cab to my dad’s placed, reached unpacked and slept to get ready for the sightseeing to begin.
There are three major modes of transport the Bus, taxi and the metro. The bus and metro work on a smart card system, the fares are calculated by zones
Video of the ride on Metro Click Here
DAY 1: Miracle garden and Global Village
On the first day, we went to Miracle garden and global village the miracle as its name suggests is really a miracle. So many flowers that too in a desert is really awesome. It’s a huge garden decorated with different type of flowers from the Eiffel tower to the Burj Khalifa everything has flowers in them in one way or the other. It was really a nice feeling of spending the evening surrounded by flowers.
The next stop was Global village it is basically a place to shop till you drop. It has different countries showcasing their special items at a lesser rate. They also have shows and food of that particular region.
After having dinner at the village we returned home
DAY 2: Desert Safari
Desert Safari as the name suggests it’s visiting the sand dunes in an SUV. An SUV came to pick up at our place at three from where we headed to the sand dunes a journey of 2 hours after reaching and 15 minutes of dune bashing we reached a place where we were showed belly dancing and local dancing and buffet was served. There were other activities like riding an ATV, a camel.
At the end, we had a great evening with food dance and an evening in the desert.
DAY 3: Dolphinarium
The dolphinarium is situated near the creek area they show various shows of shows with dolphins and seals it is an hour long show but worth the 70 DHS if you go in the morning show on particular days.
DAY 4: Abu Dhabi
The next day we went to Abu Dhabi we chose the bus over the other tour and travels, mostly we wanted to go to Ferrari world. Going to Abu Dhabi from Dubai is easy you can either take a taxi or catch a bus we took the bus it took us 2 hours to reach Abu Dhabi and 25 DHS per person, from there you can either take a bus or shared cab I think it cost us Dhs 40 to reach Ferrari world from Abu Dhabi. It is basically an amusement park, a huge one with rides ranging from the world’s fastest roller coaster to the history of the Ferrari world. There are rides for all age groups and you won’t even understand how the time passes. After riding the world’s fastest roller coaster, and watching some shows.
DAY 5: Dubai Mall
The next day was Dubai mall. One of the biggest and best malls in Dubai worth visiting. There are many things to see the aquarium, the mall, the fountain and most important shopping. So as planned we roamed the whole of the Dubai mall the whole day visited the aquarium, saw the fountain shopped.
The evening was kept for visiting the tallest building in the world the Burj Khalifa. It’s better to take an early evening slot so that you can get to see Dubai in daylight as well as night time. There is no particular time limit that you need to follow once you reach the top. The View of Dubai cannot be described in words and can be only experienced by visiting the place.
DAY 6: Al Ain
The two most important places to visit in AL-Ain would be the zoo and the mountains of the area where there are hot water springs and mountains covered with greenery. Leaving Dubai early in the morning we reached Al-Ain by 11. after that we visited the zoo the entry is about 25 DHS, and there are various animals to see. There is also a bird show but as it was windy that day the show was canceled.
After the zoo, we had lunch at one of the restaurants on the way and headed to the hot water springs. The road to the area was scenic and the mountains covered in greenery mostly using the spring water. After spending time at the spring a ride up hill to the tallest point may be in the UAE on one side you could see the Oman border. Spent the whole evening there had fun and enjoyed the windy climate there.
DAY 7-8: Atlantis and the various other malls
The next two days were spent local sightseeing and visiting the Atlantis, the Palm Jumeirah and visiting the other malls Ibn Battuta, Emirates Mall. Also riding the monorail from the Atlantis to the city should be done so that you are able to see the palm islands.
DAY 9: Dubai Museum and Gold Souk
The Dubai museum is also one of the must-visit places lets you know more about the history and culture of Dubai and how it changed from a small fishing village to the big city it is today. The Abra ride is one of the oldest modes of transportation of Dubai for 1 DHS you can go to the old Dubai, the spice market and do some much-needed shopping of spices and handicrafts.
We did our last minute shopping at this place and returned home as we had to pack our bags as we had a flight the next morning.
Boat Ride at Gold Souk Click Here
DAY 10: Back to Mumbai
We headed to the airport and got ready for take-off dint get to see most of the airport as it was being renovated. The plane took off and we bid goodbye to Dubai, we did not how fast the 10 days passed and we were sad at returning to the same old routine from the next day.
Plane Landing at the Mumbai Airport Click Here
Thus the journey ended with many memories and as we touched down at the Mumbai airport and checking out the luggage and booking a taxi we left for our home and the traffic and the heat made us aware that we were back to our Aamchi Mumbai.