I’m going to mess up now … just that you know 😉
I’ve still not worked on my photos from Portugal last year but I have pictures from Dubai from about 2 weeks ago ready to rock’n’roll! So, I decided to break my own rule of posting in order of occurrence and just let go what I have ready at the time. But, I will still keep posting pictures on the dates when they happened. Hope you’ve signed up to follow then you’ll receive an eMail every time I post something, no matter which date I choose as the publishing date.
So, this post is all about Dubai. Dubai downtown it is 🙂 January is the perfect time to visit Dubai. It’s perfectly mild weather but not yet so hot that you don’t know how to handle that anymore. Walking round is a breeze rather than a chore (as it was on my first visit a few years ago when it had 45°C in the shade in August).
As I have been in Dubai already several times, I didn’t visit some of the must-sees such as the Souk, Dubai Marina or Dubai Palm.
However, Dubai has some super-cool, ultra-modern architecture which amazes me time and time again. For the first time, I went around with Dubai’s metro. It’s super comfortable but you still need to be good by foot. Even though for example there is a station ‘Dubai Mall’ it’s a more than 15min brisk walk to the actual mall. And the other stations are similarly big, bigger, Dubai. Many of the malls are definitely worth a visit – not because of the shops (they are the same as everywhere else) but some of them have more like a museum inside such as the Ibn Benttuta Mall, the slopes or the aquarium. Actually, I wanted to visit in the Dubai Aquarium this time but ended up not having time for it.
A speciality is also the ‘Dancing Fountain’ outside Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest malls, and Burj Khalifa, with 830m the world’s tallest skyscraper. This fountain dances to some music, a different spectacle every half hour or so, starting at 6pm.
But have a look for yourself.