Dubai was our first stop during the sabbatical. That was more of a connecting destination before we really start our 3 months South East Asia round trip. This is an interesting city to visit. 3 days is more than enough to get a feel of what the city has to offer. Definitely worth to visit once in a lifetime however definitely not a highlight of the trip. What's most remarkable are those skyscrapers and gigantic malls in the middle of the desert. The trip in the desert with sand dune 4-wheels drive and typical village were a nice experience but far from topping the experience I had in Morocco 15 years or so ago. Also if you're a shopaholic, this is the place to be.
First time in my life: having a cocktail in the highest bar in the world, on the 123rd floor of the Burj Khalifa.
I really didn't like: city seems fake and everything is made to show the excess of money...
Day off in the desert 🏜 With tour in the sand dunes, authentic desert village, camels, barbecue, fire show and dancing show, it was a great experience. Definitely our best day in Dubai!
20 February 2017
Dubai by night! Fountain around the dubai mall were stunning with a great water show. We went for cocktail in the highest bar in the world, on the 123rd floor of the Burj Khalifa.
Sightseeing in Dubai. The city is crowded with skyscrapers. They are everywhere, tall and majestic. Nice lesson of modern architecture. We also went to the old town, with a cultural choc, compared to the excess of money of the marina and financial center. Also first meeting with the see.
I must admit, it's not my favorite city, everything looks somehow fake, even though the skyscrapers are impressive. And shopping seems to be the main activity in town, with malls everywhere. To be noted, the largest mall in the world, the dubai mall, where would take several day to someone crazy enough to visit every shop!
18 February 2017
We discover our room in a nice hotel in Dubai. What a view!! A the Burj Khalifa, tallest building in the world.
17 February 2017
Grand départ ! Usman dropped us at our hotel at the airport. The next say, we are off for 3 months!! La grande aventure commence !