Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 19 (Dubai in the night)

The Big-bus tour takes one for two and half hours to enjoy the best of Dubai by night on a panoramic sightseeing tour. Listen to commentary in one of the 12 recorded languages and hear facts and anecdotes about Dubai's incredible development from a fishing village to the most prominent hub in the Middle East. … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 19 (Dubai in the night)

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 18 (Date Market of Abu Dhabi)

The Abu Dhabi Date Market or the Mina Date Market is a wholesale market for dates, fruits, and vegetables near the fish market at Mina Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi. There are a good number of shops selling not only dates but date chocolate, date pickles, date ketchup, date syrup. Date Market of Abu Dhabi

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 17 (Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi)

Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi is a place where one can experience pre-modern UAE through their old-world souk (market), mosque, and camp. One can watch artisans making pottery, blowing glass, and weaving fabric on a loom. In addition, there is an old-time village's little spice shop that offers a range of dried herbs, handmade soaps, … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 17 (Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi)

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 16 (Abu Dhabi Ferrari Mall)

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, also called Ferrari Mall, is an indoor amusement park on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It is the first Ferrari-branded theme park and has the record for the largest framed structure ever built. Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, is also located here. Ferrari Mall, Abu DhabiFerrari Car at Ferrari … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 16 (Abu Dhabi Ferrari Mall)

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 15 (Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque)

The Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi or the Sheikh Zayed Mosque represents a vital fixture of the city's architectural heritage. The administration of the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, a key figure in the foundation of the modern UAE, started its construction. The mosque was constructed with materials from countries worldwide, including … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 15 (Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque)

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter-14 (Abu Dhabi)

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates after Dubai. The city of Abu Dhabi is on an island in the Persian Gulf. Other parts of the city and the Emirate are on the mainland. Abu Dhabi houses local and federal government, the United Arab Emirates Government, and … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter-14 (Abu Dhabi)

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 13 (Malls of Dubai)

There are 64 malls in Dubai, and many more are under construction.  We went to 4 of them: Wafi Mall, Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, and Marina Mall. Other malls like Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Global Village are there in previous chapters. WAFI Mall: WAFI City is an Egyptian-themed complex in Dubai and includes a … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 13 (Malls of Dubai)

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 12 (Gold and Spice Souk)

After spending several days with the grandeur of high-end Dubai, we wanted to experience the other side of Dubai, the Old Dubai. The souks date back to 1900 AD and are the largest trading market of Dubai. There are three main souks here: Gold Souk, Spice Souk, and Grand Souk. Dubai Gold Souk or Gold … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 12 (Gold and Spice Souk)

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 11 (Atlantis the Palm)

A Dubai Icon, Atlantis the Palm, is nestled between the Arabian Gulf and the majestic Dubai skyline and is the crown of the famous Palm Island of Dubai. This luxury resort has ocean-themed 1548 rooms. The guests can enjoy complimentary access to Aquaventure Waterpark during their stay in this resort. For the tourists coming here … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 11 (Atlantis the Palm)

Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 6 (Dubai City)

Dubai Big bus tour helps one to experience a true fusion of traditional Arabian charm and futuristic dynamism. From the first floor of the double-decker bus, one can enjoy the beautiful views of Dubai's skyline, sandy beaches, and the world's tallest building. You can hop off at any historical souk, a Mall, a fort, or … Continue reading Budget Travel in Dubai: The Shining Gem of Arabian Desert: Chapter 6 (Dubai City)