Dubai by day

I have now chosen to make two posts about our wonderful days in Dubai, beside my special food post from “Saffron” that you could enjoy last week 🙂 This post will show you how we filled our days before sun set, and the next post…well, how we spent the nights. Explanations are found under each picture.

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The famous 7 star hotel “Burj Al Arab” is raising proud day as night…

The lenght of our (mine and my friend Louise) stay in Dubai was nine days. We felt this was a perfect amount of time since there is so much to do in this city. I can understand those who don´t like Dubai. It is a bit “plastic” and, just like in the USA for example, there is no possibilities for cosy strolls in between sights. Despite this, we found Dubai faschinating. It is a bit like a fairy tail, just there to entertain you. If you don´t stay in a fancy beach hotel there are frankly not that much beach to chose between. Out of the public spots available we found the JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence) beach the best. We also tried two beach clubs, but they allways come with some kind of charge. However if you anyhow plan to eat and drink it is not that bad since the price is usually a “minimum spend” in return for a sunbed. In those places there is allways great upbeat lounge music in the background and a more sofisticated feel.

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Hotel Atlantis The Palm in the background of the Nasimi Beach club, the perfect spot to hang out the day after the weekly Tuesday Ladies night..

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Clear water at the JBR beach

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No palms at the JBR, but tall buildings and construction work.

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Saladicious – our favourite lunch spot, on the JBR beach walk.

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Barasti – famous beachclub belonging to the Le MĂ©ridien hotel.

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Dubai Marina by day.

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It is no secret -building Dubai is a tiring business.

Besides spending time on the beach we also had time for some shopping and to take a peak from the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa building, until today the world´s tallest. Heavy rain our last two days (average rainfall in Dubai is three days a year so yes, I guess you could say we were a bit unlucky) gave us a good opportunity to visit the Karama “fake” market and the older parts of Dubai – Bur Dubai and Deira, the latter famous for the biggest gold souk in the world.

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The history of Burj Khalifa.

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Windy “At The Top”.

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The view towards Sheikh Zayed Rd.

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Blowing away….

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View over the highest fountain in the world, active at night. And to “The Address hotel” (where we later that night had a coctail on the 64th floor).

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The ice rink in the “Dubai Mall”.

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Fine dining by the river in the largest shopping world in the world, “Dubai Mall”.

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The view from our hotel – Ski Dubai.

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Bag vendor in Karama.

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Taking an Abra boat over the creek, to Deira.

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100% gold…

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…and more gold, in the Gold Souk in Deira.

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Weird sight to wake up to.

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In the golfcar (common transport method inside the large hotel complexes) to the 360 bar for a sunset drink.

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The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, where the 360 belongs to.

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A cold beer on our last day, and an even closer view of “Burj Al Arab”.

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Sun sets over Jumeirah beach park, with Dubai Downtown in the background.

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About Jenny Trozell

Swedish girl with a passion for travelling, Latin dance and meeting new interesting and fun people :-)

Posted on November 30, 2013, in United Arab Emirates and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Jenny excellent photos. Never been yet ex pet as transit passenger. Looks worth a trip. Best.

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