Our first time in the United Arab Emirates
While searching tickets to Australia we found good rates with Emirates Airlines. In case you want to do a stop in Dubai you pay extra 40 EUR and you can enjoy a few days in the UAE. We didn’t doubt even 5 minutes and immediately we have chosen this option (it helps also to manage a long journey to Australia). In case you want to fly just to Dubai the prices are about 400 EUR from Europe.
We flew from Brussels to Dubai, which took 6h15 minutes. We arrived late (due to time zone change) so our adventure started only the day after.
The Mall of Dubai– Even if you don’t like shopping you should go there. It’s an experience! In the mall you can see all the famous brands, mix of regular shops and fancy ones. Apart from that you can go to aquarium (dive with sharks, snorkel, feed fishes).
On the Ground Level you can enter also the highest building on the world-Burj Khalifa.(829.8 m). You can buy 2 kinds of tickets (to enter middle level or top and middle level). The price to go at the top is ~90 EUR (depends on time).
Burj Khalifa– Construction began in 2004, with the exterior completed in 2009. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. The building opened in 2010, as part of the new development called Downtown Dubai. It is designed to be the centerpiece of large-scale, mixed-use development. The decision to build the building is reportedly based on the government’s decision to diversify from an oil-based economy, and for Dubai to gain international recognition.
Atlantis The Palm Dubai
After a few hours spent in the Downtown we went to Atlantis Dubai. In Dubai you can easily travel with a taxi. The prices are really reasonable. Other option is buying a daily pass which costs about 5 EUR per person.
Atlantis, The Palm is a hotel resort located at the apex of the Palm Jumeirah.It was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis. In the resort you have anything you need: the best restaurants, amazing aqua park, dolphins bay and many more.
That was only our first day. Second post from Dubai is coming soon. To have a better idea what you can see more watch the below movie:)