• Fokke Baarssen

Dubai

Updated: May 18, 2018

Stop over Dubai 4 days


With more than 83 million passengers a year either arriving or passing through, there's a good chance your next international flight may see you touch down in the desert as you travel

Burj Khalifa at night

Early February we are on hour way to Thailand wit Emirates, doing a stop over of a few days exploring the City Dubai, perfect time to visit this city build in the middle of the desert.

I love the big city`s to photographing, Dubai, it’s like they just want to be the biggest and the best,


Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene


· Top things to do in Dubai:

  1. · Visit Burj Khalifa

  2. · Visit The Dubai Mall

  3. · The Dubai Fountain

  4. · Desert Safari

  5. · Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah beach

  6. · Madinat Jumeirah

  7. · Ski Dubai


Some Tips and now hows about Dubai:


It's possible to travel on a budget

If you choose to stay in fancy resorts and eat out at the best restaurants and do your shopping in big malls, then a stay in Dubai will be very, very expensive.

But it doesn't have to be that way. Spend time in the suburb of Deira, haggling at markets, eating Middle Eastern street food, staying in budget hotels and getting around on foot, and you'll suddenly find that this city can be extremely affordable.

Look at flights six months ahead

International airlines generally release their cheapest seats about six months prior to departure dates.


Book your hotel months in advance

Because Dubai is becoming such a popular vacation spot, and because October through April is the prime time for tourists to visit, you want to be sure you have a nice place, In order to do so, make your Dubai hotel reservation a good two to three months in advance.


Should you tip?

Tipping isn’t really expected in Dubai, Most restaurants will add a tip to your bill. Taxi drivers don’t expect to receive a tip, but luggage carriers and supermarket baggers are normally given a small tip for their services


Dress modestly

As you pack your vacation wardrobe, think conservative over revealing and flashy. Women’s clothing is considered indecent if it’s too short, tight or transparent, while men should never walk around without a shirt on. Dress modestly to avoid unwanted attention and respect the Muslim culture.


You don’t need a burkini

A bikini will suffice. While the UAE is a Muslim country, it’s not as conservative as you might expect. Dress as you would do in Europe: shorts and skirts are fine. There’s no need to cover your hair either


Taxis are cheap

The Metro is cheaper, but most of the stations are in inconvenient locations. Take a taxi instead


Malls are actually quite fun

Ignore the people who sniff at Dubai’s epic malls. Sure, they’re not “culturally-enriching”, but they are great fun. Aquariums, ski slopes, ice rinks, cinemas… it’s easy to lose a day in one of these glittering temples of capitalism. Dubai Mall is the most epic.


The food is fantastic

One of the benefits of having such a huge expat population is a wealth of dinner choices: Dubai has an exciting food scene.


Be careful where you consume alcohol

Alcohol is legal in Dubai; however, you can’t drink in public as public drunkenness and drinking and driving are prohibited. Also, you can’t buy alcohol for your own use without a permit, and you have to buy it from an establishment that has a license. Purchasing drinks at a bar or restaurant is no problem, just don’t try and leave drunk.


There aren't many locals

This takes a while to sink in for most first-time visitors: the fact that there don't seem to be any local Emiratis around at all. That's due to a few factors, most notably that only 11 per cent of Dubai's population is Emirati. The local culture, too, is quite a private one, meaning for many visitors the only Emirati they'll meet will be the one who stamps their passport at the airport.


Visit between October and April

Dubai only has two seasons hot and hotter. The months between October and April, known as the winter season, bring blue skies and perfect beach weather to the city. It’s also the rainy season, but typically rain showers don’t last too long so don’t let this factor affect your travel dates.


Visit from hotel

And so much more to see in this city so If you fly with emirates and have a little bit time , do a stopover and visit this beautiful city .


JBR Beach Dubai Marina

Dubai desert

Dubai desert

sand boarding Dubai desert

Foot steps Dubai desert

Rove Downtown hotel

Dubai desert


Burj Khalifa

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina

Souk Madinat Jumeirah


Dubai, known as the entertainment capital of the Middle East, is a city full of greatness: galleries showcasing contemporary Arabic art, cosy teahouses, crowded souks filled with gold, spices and fine Emirati cuisine, a sleek metro that zips through the sky like something out of Blade Runner, man-made islands, giant shopping malls, indoor ski, water parks, clubs and bars, desert, luxury hotels, fountain shows… well there’s a thousand things to do in Dubai


Jumeirah Beach

Ski Dubai

Burj Khalifa

Dubai is an interesting swirl of past, present, and future. You can choose to eat an authentic Bedouin meal in your own private desert camp, rent a Ferrari and cruising down Sheikh Zayed Road, or stay at the futuristic, 7-star Burj Al-Arab.

And despite popular perception, Dubai’s not just a playground of the rich and fabulous. In fact, there’s something for everyone.


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