UAE oozes with luxury, grand architecture and modern culture, and is evidently the main business hub of The Middle East. I have been fortunate enough to visit this country twice as my good friend Shema works here as a teacher.
In 2016, we had a very short visit as it was our layover from Zambia, so with only being in Dubai for 20 hours, there was no time to waste. In the 40°C heat, we explored the many souks, mosques, historic sites and also enjoyed an abra boat ride on the creek. Afterwards, we were treated to an all you can eat buffet at The Atlantis The Palm, which was delicious. To finish, we climbed up the Burj Khalifa; the world’s largest building which was a perfect finish to our layover.
In 2018, I visited again to mainly relax with Shema instead of exploring 24/7 which I normally do. I helped Shema set up her new classroom, and additionally we managed to visit most of Dubai’s sites again. The first thing we did was visit Dubai Mall and it’s fountains which we eventually seen after spending an hour or two in Sephora! As I am 21 now, we could also go out and ‘brunch’ in true Dubai style. We had an all you can eat and drink buffet at Warehouse at Le Meridien, soon followed by drinks at Lock, Stock & Barrel at Dubai Marina were we caught to sunset.
Another great indoor attraction was The Green Planet, an indoor rainforest which is nicely laid out with many species of wildlife they look after. Later that day after eating at one of the many restaurants in City Walk, we took ride to Souk Madinat and Dubai fountains. The next day we took a day trip to Abu Dhabi to see Sheikh Zayed Mosque which is the largest mosque in the country. As we returned to Dubai later that night, we ate our last meal together at the Arabian Tea House Cafe which is my favourite food place in Dubai!
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