United Arab Emirates
Downtown Dubai

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  • Day190


    April 18, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 36 °C

    An Superlativen fehlt es hier nicht! Die abendlichen Wasserspiele vor dem 828 Meter hohen Burj Khalifa sind wirklich traumhaft. Passend zum höchsten Tower der Welt befindet sich gleich daneben die Dubai Mall. Auf über 1.000.000 qm sind hier im weltgrössten Shopping-Paradies mehr als 1.200 Shops untergebracht.Read more

  • Day31


    February 27 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 18 °C

    Bahrain hat sich entschlossen den Hafen fur Kreuzfahrtschiffe zu schließen und niemanden mehr ins Land zu lassen.
    Daher gab es eine außerplanmäßige Overnight in Dubai. Rund um die Dubai Mall gibt es ja genug Extreme in allen Richtungen zu bewundern.Read more

  • Day120

    Dubai - what a retreat!

    September 17, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 32 °C

    After pure poverty in Nepal, Dubai is a huge contrast. Our hotel offered amazing breakfast and a pool with incredible view. Visits to Burj Khalifa, Dubai mall incl. aquarium, spice and gold souks and the breathtaking fountain shows in front of the skyline - speed sightseeing at its best! And by the way: we found the penguins...Read more

  • Day193

    One week in Dubai

    March 7, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    German version and more Photos: www.cyclingfornepal.com

    After my winter break in Munich my trip finally started again. But before going back on the bike, I made a one-week stopover in Dubai. There lives Adi, a very good friend from my college time. Adi has been a personal trainer and moved to Dubai a year ago.

    What was built in Dubai in a comparable short of time is very impressive. The Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world and is located in down town, next to the largest shopping center with over 1200 shops, an ice hockey field, an aquarium and much more. And that is not the end. The city continues to grow. For example, the "Dubai Mall" getting enlarged by further 1000 stores.

    Dubai has 2.1 million inhabitants. It feels like that more than half of them are not locals, instead people from all over the world.

    Adi lives with four other roommates in a large house near the harbor. Life in Dubai is not cheap. Especially apartments and houses cost a lot of money, which is why residential communities are not rare.

    The week itself should not be an ordinary city trip, where you can see as much as possible in a short time. I'm not a big fan of "sightseeing" anyway, so the week was a good mix of action, sights, beach and nightlife.

    Dubai is an interesting city, which is characterized by the modern architecture and proximity to the beach. The season should be well chosen, because 50 degrees are not uncommon in the summer.

    A big thank goes to Adi, Haryot, Andrea and Corinna for the great hospitality and fun activities.

    Next blog is coming soon: Sri Lanka

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  • Day134

    Burj Khalifa - Dubai Tower

    December 26, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    Nach der Fertigstellung des 828m hohen Burj Khalifa in 2010 in Dubai baut Saudi Arabien seit 2013 an dem 1007m hohen Jaddah Tower. Dubais Antwort heisst nun Dubai Creek Tower, dessen 72m tiefe Pfahlgründung bereits im Mai 2018 abgeschlossen wurde. Die Fertigstellung soll zur EXPO 2020 erfolgen.Read more

  • Day42

    Transit à Dubaï

    February 16 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Nous sommes en Orient, c'est manifeste. Concours de coiffes et autres couvre-chefs très classes.
    Un homme en shalwar kameez fixe Khalid avec insistance. Fatigué, il s'énerve : "Eh qu'est ce qu'il y a avec ta coupe de Travolta ? D'abord moi j'ai pas une jupe !"
    Le type reste imperturbable.
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  • Day58

    On our way home via Dubai

    August 20, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 40 °C

    Flew to Dubai, got in at 11 pm and hit with the heat!!
    High 30's close to midnight!
    Got the hotel shuttle to pick us up and checked into a very lovely hotel (air conditioned!) with exceptionally attentive staffRead more

  • Day59

    Explore Dubai

    August 21, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    We survive the day by exploring the Dubai Mall and then doing the air conditioned hop on, hop off bus.
    Dubai is amazing, the ornate, gold etc in the middle of a desert. We went up 125 floors in the tallest building in the world, you could see this. A lot of heat haze.
    The Mall is amazing in places too, The Souk area is splendid.
    Home around 5pm so hit the pool before tea over at the Mall for some very nice Lebanese.
    After tea we see the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in the Mall. Very well done.
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  • Day60

    Tea in the rainforest

    August 22, 2019 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 35 °C

    After our bus trip we had tea at the Rainforest Cafe, 25% off because we went to the Aquarium last night.
    It was so wacky it was great. Kids would love it, the animals moved every 10-15 minutes.
    You could also see bits of the aquarium and fish swimming past. Lovely.
    Food was great too.
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Downtown Dubai, وسط مدينة دبي

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