I haven’t been posting on my blog for the past couple of weeks because our family took a vacation to Dubai. We departed on December 31st and actually went into the New Year while flying the friendly skies. As we entered the airplane, the airline attendants greeted us with party hats.
We stayed at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel, which I would highly recommend. They were friendly, clean, and accommodating. Unfortunately, the airline lost our luggage and it arrived about 36 hours later. However, the hotel took care of picking up the luggage at the airport and delivering it to our room at no extra cost.
One of the first sites we visited was the Dubai Mall (the largest in the world) and the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world), which is situated in front of the Dubai Fountain (the largest choreographed fountain system in the world).
The two pictures above are of the Global Village, which is another site worth seeing. In the next three pictures below, a yacht took us out onto the Persian Gulf. These are just some of the sites we saw.
We visited the magnificent Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo located in the Dubai Mall. See the next two pictures below.
The malls are huge and beautiful in design and decor. There are several to choose from, but I would encourage tourists to visit them all. Pictured here are the Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Buttata Mall, and the Dubai Mall.
How can a person visit the middle east and not take advantage of the desert? So we enjoyed a Desert Tour, with a show, and a delicious meal.
Here are just a few more images of the things we saw and experienced.
There was also the Little Venice of Dubai pictured below. (My daughter and son-in-law are in the photo.)
I’m grateful for the opportunity to have visited Dubai, one of the most beautiful and wealthiest cities in the world. The added benefit was that we probably escaped the coldest winter weeks in Michigan of 2018 while enjoying temperatures in the 70s.