United Arab Emirates · 7 Days · 8 Moments · January 2017

1 week in Dubai - Jan 2017

5 February 2017

Goodbye Dubai

4 February 2017

Beach day at Jumeirah next to Burj al Arab. For the evening I walked Dubai Marina and offered me two cocktails at Hilton Pure Sky Lounge 35th floor with amazing view on the palm island. It was too cloudy to see the sunset. Having said that, it was a nice place for my last night in Dubai.

3 February 2017

Al Bastakiya village is situated along Dubai Creek and Al Fahidi Fort, where I bought two Arabic lamps. It is the oldest residential area in Dubai. In the afternoon the drive to the biggest sand desert on earth - Rub al-Khali - began. A must for everyone who is visiting UAE....memories for a lifetime. Dune driving in a 4x4 wheel is fun and even better than a rollercoaster ride. Unfortunately it was very cloudy and windy so that we could not see the sunset. Actually it was raining when we left the hotel.

2 February 2017

I escaped from the show to pamper my feets. BTW, gas prices are less than 50 cent per liter! Can you believe it? The unpretentious district of Satwa is a low-income inner suburb before you reach the giant skyscrapers and the beginnings of the supersized modern city. You will find endless range of fabrics and garments, mainly Indian and Pakistani bargain shops. As contrast I took a free bus to the Mall of the Emirates. It was incredibly busy and besides the crazy ski area not that much to see.

1 February 2017

In the morning I had the chance to visit two major installations of our solution in Dubai. For the evening the only team event of this week was at Souk Al Bahar, a new center close to Dubai Mall, transporting the visitor into ancient Arabic heritage. We had a nice dinner in a steak restaurant lining the waterfront promenade overlooking the fountain and Burj Khalifa.

31 January 2017

Today our plan was to visit the Heritage Village, displaying the traditional life style in the emirate of Dubai. But unfortunately it is currently under renovation and is closed to the public until further notice. However we have seen a few wind towers along the Creek. In arid climates the wind tower acts as a ventilation system allowing hot air to rise out the top of it, and cooler directed winds to flow down into the home. We went to the old Dubai and had Arabic dinner at the waterfront, ending our day with a typical shisha.

30 January 2017

In the metro there are dedicated spaces only for women. I love it. After the trade show we went out for dinner on an amazing rooftop bar. Enjoy the view.

29 January 2017

I had a smooth overnight flight with Emirates on A380. But passing immigration took me so long. So I offered me a pink lady taxi to the hotel. I slept a few hours, went quickly to the booth and then started discovering Dubai. My first spot was the old, spice and gold souks on the other end of Dubai crossing the creek with the traditional water taxis. Costs are arount 25 cent. In the evening I took the bus to Dubai mall.....crazy! Ending my first dsy at Dubai Fountsin at Burj Khalifa. What a fabulous show.