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Big, Bigger, Dubai

Dear friends,

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.

 

Sunset from Dubai Mall Metro Station

Sunset from Dubai Mall Metro Station

Near Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa, the 'currently not dancing' fountain in the foreground

Near Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa, the ‘currently not dancing’ fountain in the foreground

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

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Dhow @ Dubai Creek

Dhow @ Dubai Creek

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Dhows @ Dubai Creek

Dhows @ Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

Dubai Creek

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Clock Tower

Clock Tower

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This entry was published on January 20, 2016 at 5:27 pm. It’s filed under UAE and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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