Not too long ago, during Chinese New Year, my family decided to have a family trip to Dubai. I had a great trip in Dubai, though it was kind of a rush but we covered quite a lot in such a short time. It was tiring but definitely fulfilling and worthwhile.
I'm sorry to bombard you with a lot of pictures in this post. I try to explain some of the pictures and hope I can bring you through the journey. Things in Dubai is definitely not cheap but for a desert, you will be surprise the water is very affordable. It only cost about 1-1.5 Dirham which is like 30 cents in USD. The government subsidise their water and gas.
After I visited Dubai, I do have a different perspective in a country's development. I have a great sense of respect to their leaders. Be it that they were blessed with the "black gold" but it takes a strong and smart leader to use what they are blessed with and share the wealth with the nation. Enjoy the pictures =)
|Dubai here I come!|
|We stayed at Novotel World Trade Center.|
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|Dress - Mood & Closet (similar here)|
Cardigan - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Bag - Miu Miu (taken here too)
Sunglasses - Fendi (similar here)
Boots - Steve Madden (available here)
|At the creek. This creek was widen and deepen so that more traders would trade|
in Dubai and that's how they became famous pre-oil.
|Dubai Museum - this was built in 1799. It was used as a palace, prison, fort and in 1970|
it became a museum. It show the life in Dubai pre-oil.
|This is how a house look like back then. The square big chimney on top of the|
house is actually a ventilation system. The triangle is to trap the air from all sides
and then channel it down to the house and pushes the warm air out.
|A lifestyle statue to showcase their Souk (market) back then.|
|Hey, they even imported Tide back then!! Can you spot it?! =D|
|After we left the museum, we went to The Spice Souk|
|The famous Shisha pipes|
|Beside the Spice Souk is the Gold Souk. All their gold shops looked the same to me.|
They all hang their gold outside the shops like that. LOL!
|Serious?! A top made of gold?!! You better believe it!|
|World tallest building - Burj Khalifa. It's twice the height of KL Twin Towers.|
|We were on the observation deck at 124th floor. Such a breath-taking view don't you think?|
|We also visited the Huge Aquarium & Underwater Zoo as well. I've captured some really nice pictures from the aquarium.|
|Does this make you hungry already? =D|
|I stood there for 10 minutes and it finally moved! Damn...and I thought it was a fake.|
|This aquarium is huge and it's in the heart of Dubai Mall which is the world largest mall currently. Although, I think the aquarium in Lisbon has more stuff.|
|Night view of Burj Khalifa. What a magnificent sight..|