Travel Diary: Dubai City Tour

Travel Diary: Dubai City Tour

I hit 600 WordPress followers a few days ago and I am absolutely buzzing! Thank you all for the continued support I really, really appreciate it!

Although it’s been a while since I left Dubai,  I’ve finally gotten around to completing the mountain of posts just sitting in my drafts and I thought it would be nice to share this today. I hope you enjoy!

The Dubai half day city tour is a roundup of all the famous attractions and places in Dubai in 4 hours or more. It goes by pretty quickly but it is actually impossible to see everywhere in such a short period of time! The tour started with the driver picking us up from out hotel and taking us to a tour bus filled with other passengers.

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Our first stop was the Dubai museum where we got to experience the history of the city of Dubai. It shows how the people of Dubai lived 100’s of years ago before the discovery of oil that lead to the growth of the city.  There were sculptures depicting how people sold gold, travelled with these tiny boats along creeks, fished and entertained themselves. It was amazing to see how far they had come! Although I enjoyed the museum, I would suggest visiting it on a separate day because it is too big to see everything in one afternoon.

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The area where the museum was located was coined “Old Dubai” because this area preceded the Dubai city we know now.  The difference between Old Dubai and New Dubai is very clear. Old Dubai has beautiful quiet small buildings and not many skyscrapers around while New Dubai is filled with large intricate buildings and bridges with interesting designs. It is a truly modern city.

People always say that each time you visit Dubai it always looks different. This is true because they are constantly building new structures and roads. All the popular structures, buildings and the surrounding towns were all built in less than 25 years. The growth of Dubai is amazing.

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Next up was a photo-op at the Jumeirah mosque. It is one of the most photographed mosques in Dubai city and for good reason!  I would have loved to enter the mosque and do a separate tour but because our city tour only lasted for four hours we were not scheduled to do that.

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Next stop was Burj Al Arab which is probably one of the most recognised structures in Dubai. It is a famous 7 star luxury hotel that has a very peculiar structure, similar to a ship. It has outrageously expensive rooms with extravagant architecture. I would really love to see the inside one day!

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The pictures of Burj Al Arab are taken on Jumeirah beach so there are many people relaxing, enjoying the view and eating. I got this delicious coconut water from a nearby stall in the area. The seller was a man from Kenya who started talking about his sister who married a Nigerian and now he never sees her anymore but she’s balling on Facebook and driving nice cars. He said Nigerians have too much money. It was an absolutely hilarious conversation.

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At the end of the day we booked a dinner cruise on the Dubai Creek. The Dubai creek separates Deira from Bur Dubai city. The boat circle the creek while we are served dinner and listen to music while we take in the beautiful Dubai scenery! I really enjoyed this activity because it was relaxing and allowed me to really sit and observe my surroundings. The only thing that was very a bit disappointing was the food. I don’t think a lot of effort was put into making the food so it tasted dry, chalky and cold.

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All in all, it was very nice seeing Dubai City in a day and it is a beautiful place with so much history. My favourite thing I did that day was visiting the museum. My love for museums is already evident on my blog but is somewhere I would definitely want to go to again!

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34 Comments

  1. May 29, 2017 / 11:29 am

    Gld you enjoyed the city! And congrats on 600 followers! 🎉

    • May 29, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Thank you so much hun! Glad you enjoyed my post 💕💕

  2. May 29, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    I love how your blog made me feel. I can’t describe it but I saw elegance in it. Nice one 🙂

    • May 29, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Wow that’s such a nice thing for you to say. Thank you so much! ❤️

  3. May 29, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Thanks for the like of Beginning. Lately, we have only transited in Dubai. In February, I had a stopover in Muscat. Very interesting to stay among the dunes. Cheers.

    • May 29, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      You’re welcome! And thank you, I’m glad you liked the post. 😊

  4. May 29, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Woohoo, congrats on 600 followers, hun!

    • May 29, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Thank you so much dear! ❤️❤️

  5. May 29, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    Dubai is just great, I loved reading this post and would love to visit dubai one day and oh the pictures are amazing.

    • May 30, 2017 / 6:41 am

      Very nice city! Thank you so much hun I’m glad you liked it 😘😘

  6. May 30, 2017 / 6:56 am

    Congratulations on 600 followers Pearl! Thanks for sharing pictures of your trip to Dubai! It looks exquisite 😀

    • May 30, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you so much Angela I’m glad you liked it ❤️❤️

  7. June 2, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Congratulations!!! 600 is great!!
    These pictures are so pretty :)!!!

  8. June 2, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Congrats on 600 followers, God bless you and wicked awesome . That tells you that people enjoy your posts. Count me as one of them btw. Dubai looks amazing ! Pictures are beautiful and it looks like you had a wicked awesome time. I also love going to museums when I travel . Here’s hoping that you make it to 700 followers ! Happy travels and keep on blogging 😄

    • June 2, 2017 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you so much that is such a nice thing to say! 💕💕💕 And a resounding Amen for 700 🙏🏾🙏🏾

  9. June 2, 2017 / 5:53 pm

    Have you gone to Japan? (you probably have no time to do that) Nice post.

    • June 2, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Oh thank you! I’ve never been to Japan but it’s one of my top two destinations I way to visit one day. I’m just obsessed with that place I hope it happens 🤞🏾

  10. mcrohio
    June 5, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I enjoyed your Dubai piece! And thanks for the like. It’s a pleasure to know and follow you.

  11. June 5, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    I was in Dubai a few years ago with my mama and it was so much fun! Can’t wait to go back there with my friends.
    Thank you for sharing this experience xxx

    Oréoluwa’s blog

    • June 6, 2017 / 10:57 am

      It would be such a different and interesting experience with friends!
      Thank you for commenting 💕💕

  12. June 21, 2017 / 9:40 am

    Wow.. Hope you enjoyed there

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