At the start of my four-day holiday break, we decided to go to Dubai for a day and stroll around the city and go where our feet will take us.
It took us around an hour and a half-ish drive to arrive in Bur Dubai.
We rode a boat across Dubai Creek to go to the Souq and other places worth seeing. The boat ride was only AED 1.00 (less than a dollar), you get to experience the beauty of the creek’s crystal clear water and the buildings surrounding it.
When we arrived, we were greeted by many tourists enjoying their time along the Souq (street market). Colorful lanterns, clothing, spices, and shoes which reminded me of Carrie Bradshaw’s scene in “Sex and the City”. There are a lot of souvenirs which you can buy for a very cheap price.
After exploring the Souq, we decided to go to the Dubai museum but unfortunately, it was still closed when we arrived. So, the lesson learned is to check the timing first before going there. All the places there to visit were only a walking distance so we decided to go to the Al Fahidi Historical District instead.
The Al Fahidi Historical District was quite tame compared to the first place we went to. The traditional style of the buildings here was prevalent in Dubai from the mid 19th century until the mid 20th century which consists of small galleries & art exhibits, specialized museums, restaurants, and cafes that are quaint and it’s a nice place to just relax and dive into the history of Old Dubai.
Off to Dubai Mall we go to spend the rest of the afternoon and see once again the beauty of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Then came a number from the Dancing Fountain to end our day.
Finally, we headed to Last Exit before going home to Abu Dhabi. We just chilled and enjoyed the cold breeze and atmosphere of the place.
Few random photos from my Dubai trip: