UAE has recently emerged as the main business hub of The Middle East which oozes in luxury, architecture and culture.
We decided to venture out of the airport during our layover from Zambia, as my friend’s sister recently moved here for her new job. It was a great chance to meet her in her new house and see the life she is now living. So with only being in Dubai for 20 hours, there was no time to waste in this enormous city.
In the 40°C heat, we explored the many souks, mosques, historic sites and also enjoyed an abra boat ride on the creek. We ate lunch at the well needed air-conditioned food court in Mall of the Emirates, then headed to view the Burj Al Arab. After a few pictures of the 7* hotel, it was then time to head towards my friends’s sister’s house located in Dubai Silicon Oasis. She treated us to an all you can eat international buffet at The Atlantis, The Palm which was delicious.
Lastly, we passed through to The Dubai Mall with its fancy fountains and huge fish tanks, to climb up the Burj Khalifa – the world’s largest building. The views from the top sky deck at nighttime was spectacular, the perfect finish to our layover in Dubai.
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