Our trip to Dubai was kind of unexpected. We received an offer we could not refuse and in one week found ourselves on an Emirates flight from Dallas, TX. We flew for over 12 hours and before we could scream out loud that we’d had enough, touch down Dubai! Hotels are plenty, but we were blessed enough to have beautiful accommodations at the Greens. Since we were there for just one week, our host planned out an itinerary that made it possible to enjoy different locations one day at a time.
Day 1- Burj Khalifa
The tallest and most exquisite building of them all. You have to see it to believe it. It is also very likely that you will spend a whole day exploring all there is to do at the adjacent mall.
Day 2- Madinat Jumeriah
You will have a lot of fun exploring in this modern shopping complex inspired by the ancient architecture of old merchant houses and souqs found in Saudi Arabia.
Take a break, eat great food and enjoy the breathtaking sights around you.
Enjoy a boat ride in the surrounding waters.
Shop beautiful crafts and souvenirs.
Day 3- Burj Al Arab
This magnificent structure draws attention with it’s dhow like sail that seems to stand at attention right in the depths of the ocean waiting to sail away.
Day 4- Deira
Visiting this town is like taking a trip back to the days when the silk road was open. There are all kinds of souqs and you can buy anything from spices, dates, perfume to gold jewelry.
Don’t forget to watch the dhows loaded with tourists, locals and merchants come and go.
Day 5- Atlantis Hotel
This magnificent hotel is located at the end of the Palm Jumeirah. It looks best at night. It’s a cool place to take a walk and shop for friends and family.
Day 6- Harley Davidson store
If you are into motorcycles, then spend the morning at this store, dreaming of the day you move here and buy yourself a motorcycle.
Day 7- Sheik Zayed grand mosque – Abu Dhabi
End your trip with a drive out of town to Abu Dhabi and see the Sheik Zayed mosque. Remember to stop by the office and understand how you should dress and observe religious etiquette.
Don’t forget to see Dubai by night. You will be completely mesmerized by the great combinations of old and new, the dynamic culture and world class entertainment.
So there you have it. Dubai in one week.
We were sad to leave so quick. Seven days was not enough to see it all and take in all the new sights and sounds. However, Dubai sparkles like a diamond. It left us satisfied and content. It’s modern highways, great traditions, world class restaurants, gorgeous beaches and customer friendly service keeps us dreaming of when we will return. It is certainly a must see destination for any keen global traveler.