United Arab Emirates
Maydān Banī Yās

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  • Day4

    Dubai - Tag 1

    February 28 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    From Dubai with Love ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Wahnsinn, wieviele Superlative eine Stadt vereinen kann. Mit Cousin Hinnerk gings zuerst auf kurze Bootstour über den Creek zum Hindu-Markt, wo wir ein wunderbares emiratisches Frühstück genießen durften. Der Weg führte uns weiter durch die engen Seitengassen von Al Seef, einem im antiken arabischen Stil neu errichteten Stadtviertel. Nach kurzem indischen Mittagssnack dann auf zum City Walk, einem der reichsten Viertel der Golfmetropole. Von da aus marschierten wir in Richtung Dubai Mall, dem weltgrößten Einkaufscenter inkl. eigenem Aquarium und Eisstadion. In der eingehenden Dunkelheit verwandelte sich die Gegend rund um das höchste Gebäude des Planeten, dem Burj Khalifa, zu einem wahnsinnigen LED- und Lichter-Spektakel. Die Fontänen-Show direkt vorm Gebäude ist an Spektakularität kaum zu überbieten! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Wie ihr an meinen Superlativen erkennen könnt, bin ich absolut beeindruckt von Dubai. Mal sehen, ob der zweite Tag das bestätigen kann 😏Read more

  • Day5

    Dubai - Tag 2

    February 29 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Tag 2 in der Mega-City begann mit einem entspannten Frühstück in der Nähe von Hinnerks Butze am Rande der Stadt. Vom iranischen Futter gestärkt gings anschließend ab nach Dubai Marina, einem Hochhausviertel mit eigener Wasserstraße a là Miami Vice. Wolkenkratzer, Jachten und Supersportwagen- der Protz dieses Stadtteils ist wirklich an jeder Ecke spürbar. Nach einem schnittigen Barbier-Besuch führte mein Cousin mich weiter zu La Mer, einer künstlich angelegten Surfersiedlung mit traumhaften Essensmöglichkeiten. Nach einem deliziösen Abendessen schlenderten wir noch durch den Gold Souk im uralten Dubai 🛥🌇💛Read more

  • Day2

    Dubai

    October 3, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

    Hot! As soon as we came out of the airport you noticed it. At 6am it was 31 degrees. We arrived at the Radisson Blu Deira Creek Hotel and enjoyed a light breakfast before heading out to explore. Accross the road was the wharf for the floating restaurants and further along the creek were the working dhow, loading all manner of goods. Fridges, tyres and textiles were being man handled on and off. We crossed over the road and found ourselves in the souks. It was still early and most of the shops were closed so we wandered through the narrow lanes taking in the sights and sounds of the area waking up. Finally we stumbled upon the Gold Souk. It was a sleepy covered area with a range of jewelry shops which spread out over a couple of hundred meters. The heat and sore feet were starting to get to us so we made our way back to the hotel to the comfort of air conditioning, cold drinks and a lie down.
    After a short break we decided to head out again. We found the closest metro stop and made our way to the Dubai Mall, the largest shopping centre in the world. 1200 shops, a 3 story tall waterfall, an ice skating rink and an aquarium. There was even a dinosaur skeleton? We braved the heat again to watch the fountain show which was a little underwhelming. However the view of the world's tallest building, the Burg Kalifa was certainly impressive.

    Back to the hotel for a well earned rest and then dinner on one of the floating restaurants. What a difference night time makes. All the boats are lit up like Xmas trees and people outside them touting for your business. We chose the Rustar, which we discovered once aboard had 3 levels and could hold 400 people. Nowhere near that many on board tonight. The food was great and the views of the other boats and the world going by certainly made a great finish to our first day.

    Cooler today, just. We headed of to Jumeirah Mosque this morning to learn about the Muslim faith. It was a great visit and very interesting, especially when you realize that it is very similar to Christianity. Leaving there we jumped back in a cab and headed back to the souks. What a difference being there in the middle of the day. What had been a sleepy place yesterday morning had turned into a bustling loud vibrant area. People touting for business, haggling and moving goods everywhere. The Gold Souk was alive with tourists and every alleyway there was someone wanting you to come and look at there silver or there fake Rolex.
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Maydān Banī Yās, Maydan Bani Yas, ميدان بني ياس

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