SERIES 1- tRAveLleR tAleS ; TOPIC 3-Dubai

(Visited in Mar’2016)

Welcome to Dubai, the city of flamboyance, the city of the rich. This city is one of the most developed cities in the world, with its high skyscrapers and shining cars across clean, solid roads.
Beginning with the most predictable and wondrous location, the Burj Khalifa. The cloud touching building consisting of 163 floors is the tallest skyscraper in the world. The modern interiors, the digital floor-displaying lift, exquisitely built glass front and the marvelous view from its 125th floor is a sight that would be etched in your memory for a lifetime.
Not to miss out on the longest fountain in the world located right next to this landscape, it looks beautiful from the top of The Burj and even more appealing while standing in front of it. The synchronized beats of the music along with the rise of water is an alluring view for the eye.
Located right beside these two wonders is one of the largest malls in the world(yep it’s hugeeeee!), i.e The Dubai Mall. This posh mall of extravagance is home to nearly every national and international brand known. As soon as we entered, we were met with stores like Chanel, Vero Moda, Forever 21, Gucci, Prada, H&M, and many more lined up on all sides of it.
Two of Dubai’s famous gardens are the flower garden and the butterfly garden. However, at the time of our visit, the butterfly garden was closed so we had visited the flower garden. Soon, the air we breathed was filled with the pleasant aroma of the flowers all at once. The place could be compared to heaven as we looked at all the beautiful flowers and structures like the peacock, clock, heart, etc. made using this God’s gift.
Our day came to the perfect end as we had a movie-like dinner on The Dubai Marina river cruise while gazing at the beauty of the illuminated city.
Then comes the well-known desert safari. Before we rode on the jeep to reach the desert, strangely, the tires of the jeep were deflated a little. All hell broke loose after that! It was like a roller coaster when we glided through the sand dunes of the breezy desert. The evening meal was filled with the delicious Mediterranean food, drinks, music, and the belly, Arabic Tanoura dance to entertain us as the cold desert winds blew.
Last but not least, the unbelievable palm island along with the huge Atlantis, The Palm is a must-visit destination. Located on the crescent of the largest man-made island, The Palm, Atlantis is a marvel of its own.
From the amazingly delicious Cold Stone ice-cream to the informative aquarium, Atlantis does not disappoint. Lastly taking the journey through the palm island on a monorail is the most favourite part of this trip for me. The site from the monorail was mesmerizing as we passed each branch of the palm island.
So go visit this city that never settles for anything less than first place.



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