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United Arab Emirates - Dubai

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A journey from Australia to South America via Dubai? Odd we know but it was half the price of a direct flight from Sydney and it meant we could check out Dubai on the way.

So we stayed 5 days and had a great time. As it was the middle of January the weather was perfect, we stayed in a very flash 1 Star hotel in the city and was treated to spectacular oil soaked noodles each morning (among other things).

Dubai was great, built on sand the construction is massive, from the marina, the Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world), the Dubai Mall (a city in itself), the indoor ski fields, and the man made parks to the palm and world islands built in the water - gob smacking stuff.

We also spent a lot of time in the old town, a great cultural experience which shows the 'old' Dubai still lives. The very touristy 4WD dune bashing/dance show/camel ride/BBQ was well worth it, except make sure you don't get motion sick! It wasn't Lucy's favourite experience in the back of the 4WD pushing the car to its limits on sand dunes with hammering arabic techno...

We had some great street food and one of the best Indian dishes we can remember too, early Friday morning, we boarded the plane...South America bound...


Posted by TheNomadWay.com 17:00 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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