United Arab Emirates
Ar Riqqah Sharq

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  • Day3

    Old Dubai

    March 28, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    This morning I went on a historical and cultural walking tour of the older part of Dubai. While I waited for the tour to start I went into this lovely tea shop and had a "blooming" tea. The waitress dropped what looked like a ball of dry grass into a glass teapot of hot water. As I watched the ball opened and bloomed into a bunch of flowers that flavored the tea. So lovely and refreshing.

    The tour started at the Dubai museum which is housed in the restored Al Fahaidi fort. We then walked through the old town and visited a coffee museum. We tried some freshly brewed coffee and Mohammad (the guide) talked to us about Dubai history and cultural practices. A short boat ride across the creek, took us to a gold souk (market) and a spice souk. A fascinating tour that took almost four hours to complete and contributed to the 16,000 steps I walked today!
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  • Day3

    Dubai Night Lights

    March 28, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    After my trip up the Burj I managed to catch the fountains music display in the lake by the Dubai Mall.I had seen them from the top looking down but it was much more rewarding at ground level. Set to Bond 007 theme music, it was a spectacular show. The Burj was twinkling to one side and the lights were all very pretty. A great day!Read more

  • Day3

    The Burj Khalifa

    March 28, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    This afternoon I went up the tallest building in the world. The lift ride was smooth and ear popping fast. I went up at 5:00pm so that I could see the view in daylight, catch the sunset and then enjoy the lights. It was truly spectacular.Read more

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Ar Riqqah Sharq, الرقة شرق

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