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United Arab Emirates: A Glimpse of Dubai

Dubai, March 2012

After spending a day for a thrilling adventure on Dubai desert safari, I had 2 days left to explore Dubai. I decided to hire a driver with a car for a full day city tour. I find it very convenient and time saving when I don't have enough time to get lost in a city. I just need to tell him which places I want to go and he will arrange the best route for me. I was glad I did it though, no hassle to read the map nor which bus to catch under the scorching hot weather. I just need to enjoy the journey inside a car with AC. Bliss !
Because there's a saying....."when in Dubai, travel like a King" (Yeah, I created that one ) hehehe :p

Here's the photo essay of my Dubai city tour:

Jumeirah beach

Burj al Arab view from Madinat Jumeirah escapade

sudden urge for gold ? Easy! a 24 hours Gold ATM  :p

Atlantis the Palm Hotel


gigantic aquarium inside the Dubai Mall



dinner on a Dhow cruise

Dubai fountain, the biggest in the world


Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

Dubai city at night

It's easy to apply the UAE visa online if you fly with Emirates. They even have a great offer for Dubai stopover package including visa, hotel and city tour. Please do check their website if you need more information.
PS: Emirates don't pay me to write this. It's based on my own experience

So, is Dubai on your bucket list?

37 comments:

  1. I like the Gigantic Aquarium picture so much... Please more photos about that... :)

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    1. Unfortunately I didn't take many pictures of the aquarium because I did'nt go inside the tunnel :p

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  2. Kalau liat foto2nya sepertinya ini kota emang layak masuk kategori biaya hidup tinggi ya :)
    Btw edisi Food Porn dubai adakah? =D

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    1. Ga ada edisi food Dubai. Pas disana ga terlalu hunting makanan sih. Serba mahal sih, kakakkaa

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  3. Aaaaa cantiknyaaa!
    Travel like a king? :D duiteee haha

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    1. lah iya, berandai2 aja lahhh.....seolah2 punya suami seorang Sheikh juragan onta dari Arab kan duitnya banyak *gubraQ* wakakakka

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  4. lagi kangen dubai ya Deb ? :)

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    1. iya, Kak. Pengen jalan2 lagi kesana, hihihi :p

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    1. Awww....thanks so much for your kind words. I'm flattered *blushing* :)

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  6. Beneran itu ATM keluarinnya batangan emas ya?
    Baru tahu.... Hehehe...

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    1. Iyah, sejenis vending machine gitu. Bisa pilih beberapa design emas, hihihi

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  7. I was in Dubai last year so it's wonderful to see these pictures, it's brings all the memories back.xxxxx

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  8. I was in Dubai last year, so it's lovely to see your brilliant piccies, it brings it all back.xxxxxx

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  9. wonderful place.... i wanna be there someday

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  10. Kak Debz, I Envy with you.... What's next?

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    1. sekarang lagi trip di Hokkaido :)

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  12. put in my bucket list :)

    wondering, itu foto atlantis the palm hotelnya dr mana deb?

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    1. Itu fotonya pas naik monorail dari hotel Atlantis :)

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    1. quite impressive city to visit, right :)

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  14. Mantap! Masuk ke Burj Khalifa nya ga mbak? :D

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    1. Jalan2 di bagian bawah aja, aku ga naik ke observation deck-nya :)

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  15. ahhh :) tahun lalu main ke sini jugaa, suka yah sama kotanya teratur gitu, padahal sampe sekarang aja masih bingung gimana mereka bisa bangung burj khalifa yang setinggi itu dengan kontur tanah yg berpasir *bingung*

    btw kak, foto yg hotel atlantis itu, kamu ambilnya dari mana? helikopter ya? keren banget fotonya. waktu kesana ga sempat ke the palm siang-siang :(

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    1. yup, kagum liat kota yang sangat pesat perkembangannya padahal masih terhitung muda umurnya.
      Fotonya itu pas naik Palm island metro. Bagus banget viewnya pas nyeberang :)

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  16. i want to see Dubai fountain in reality not only in pictures. but thanks for sharing nice post
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  17. I wanna know more about your day tour.
    Before you took the day tour. How do you travelling around ?
    I'm planning to go by my own and take a local tour right on my destination.
    Can you give me some tips ?
    Big Thanks!

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    1. I have booked the desert safari and city tour through 2 different operator before arrival.
      I was a bit cautious because I read some negative reviews about tour operators in Dubai.
      So the tips would be do lots of research to get an operator that would fit your needs :)

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  18. dubai emang amazing ya debb...
    gk ada macet, gedungya bentuknya aneh2

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    1. iyah, masih tergolong kota baru......semua fasilitas bagusss :)

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  19. what a amazing tour and travelling info, i really love to read this post
    Nice Post
    rent a car in uae

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  20. Interesting blog,
    I like your photo collection. Dubai is the wonderful city.

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