Dubai eBook is LIVE!

For those of you who haven’t seen it on social media, here is some great news I would like to share! My Dubai travel eBook is finally LIVE! These travel stories will serve as a full Dubai travel guide, they will take you strolling down the streets of old districts, hopping on sightseeing buses, exploring … Continue reading Dubai eBook is LIVE!

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Dubai: CELEBRATING NEW YEAR ALL YEAR ROUND (15)

After everything you have seen, heard and experienced, you try to sum up the impressions and all those Dubai facts you have learned during your trip. A day to rest a bit, without touring around the city. And I have promised myself to try and have that macchiato at the balcony of the cafe on … Continue reading Dubai: CELEBRATING NEW YEAR ALL YEAR ROUND (15)

Dubai: HAVING A DRINK IN THE CITY (14)

When it comes to going out for a drink in Dubai, well, it does require certain planning in advance. Wide range of restaurants, cafes that are usually in shopping centers or right next to them, do offer a great choice welcoming even the pickiest tourists. But if you occasionally want to enjoy a glass of … Continue reading Dubai: HAVING A DRINK IN THE CITY (14)

Dubai: QUICK STOP TO ABU DHABI (12)

One of the things I have promised myself to visit, if I ever set foot onto Emirates’ soil, is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. There was a TV documentary that I have seen couple of years back about the way the Mosque was built and it looked so grand and surreal, that … Continue reading Dubai: QUICK STOP TO ABU DHABI (12)

Dubai: CRUISING THE CREEK (13)

Dubai Creek that separates two oldest districts – Deira and Bur Dubai, was actually home to the first inhabitants of this emirate. After Baniyas tribe came from Abu Dhabi, the new ruler at the time - Sheikh Maktoum bin Hashar al Maktoum allowed various tax concessions for foreign traders at the end of the 18th … Continue reading Dubai: CRUISING THE CREEK (13)

Dubai: VISITING THE GRAND MOSQUE (11)

It so happened that I have made sudden plans to go to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi the next day. (You’ll find more about it in the next Glimpse.) Local guides insisted that we should “make sure to dress accordingly”, to wear long sleeves and trousers. Appropriate scarves would be given to … Continue reading Dubai: VISITING THE GRAND MOSQUE (11)

Dubai: STROLLING AROUND DEIRA (10)

You do remember that you have seen couple of domes from the sightseeing bus, one being decorated with blue and green ornaments, and it was indicated by the guide that „behind the building on your right“ there is the largest mosque in Dubai, but also the Iranian one, Indian etc. The bus doesn’t stop there. … Continue reading Dubai: STROLLING AROUND DEIRA (10)

Dubai: MUSEUM, WHAT TO SEE (9)

Having in mind that I come from Europe and that by places to visit in Dubai I a priori think of monuments, great archaeological ruins, traces of cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years ago, I was a bit surprised by being referred to shopping malls by default. Since I have been persistent, a … Continue reading Dubai: MUSEUM, WHAT TO SEE (9)

Dubai: OLD TOWN SOUKS (8)

Not many mosques are to be found in modern, recently built districts that date back a decade or two. You do not hear the five calls to prayer by Muslim preacher imam every day. Although Dubai is proud to have 500 mosques, they are usually situated in old districts. One of them in Al Satwa, built few … Continue reading Dubai: OLD TOWN SOUKS (8)

Dubai: ARABIC SWEETS, LOST IN TRANSLATION (7)

One cannot find traditional Arabic sweets just like that, not on every corner of Dubai anyway. Maybe in industrial packages, those that could be bought in supermarkets. Or if you perhaps peek into restaurants’ menus. Luckily, I have stumbled upon a handmade sweets store in modern Dubai Marina district with a variety of desserts – … Continue reading Dubai: ARABIC SWEETS, LOST IN TRANSLATION (7)

Dubai: BURJ KHALIFA, TOO TALL FOR THE CAMERA (6)

When you finish shopping for all those things you planned to buy – and those you didn’t, and when glittering stores and adds, marble and glass start to make you blink faster than usual, take a deep breath of that air conditioned air, arm yourself with patience and go outside – to visit Dubai! Emiratis … Continue reading Dubai: BURJ KHALIFA, TOO TALL FOR THE CAMERA (6)

Dubai: SKIING IN THE SUMMER (5)

It's not only the Dubai Mall that is famous for specific “cooling down spaces”. If you want snow, no problem, Dubai will make snow! It does sound a little over the top once again, even more so if you have in mind that the actual concrete is melting outside, because the temperature is reaching 45. … Continue reading Dubai: SKIING IN THE SUMMER (5)

Dubai: SHOPPING AND SKYDIVING (4)

Every time you ask someone what to see in Dubai, the answer is always the same – shopping malls. One may think that this is not that interesting, because it’s the same as back home, wherever home is. Even if you want to buy couple of things, you still expect to spend most of your … Continue reading Dubai: SHOPPING AND SKYDIVING (4)

Dubai: SHARKS IN THE MALL (3)

One cannot escape the so called “great shopping experiences” when coming to Dubai regardless to the purpose of the visit. It is a tax free zone after all, it does offer a great range of goods and brands that are usually cheaper than anywhere else in Europe. And Dubai is so “over the top” when … Continue reading Dubai: SHARKS IN THE MALL (3)

Dubai: SUMMER VACATION, INDOORS (2)

“Welcome to the city of contrasts, sandy dunes and skyscrapers, camels and fast cars, museums and shopping centers, welcome to Dubai”, says one of the guide books I bought in the city. However, the first things you notice are tall buildings and shopping malls, and the ever prevailing yellowish and grayish colors. At least that's … Continue reading Dubai: SUMMER VACATION, INDOORS (2)

Dubai: WEATHER IN AUGUST (1)

If you cannot wait for those couple of weeks of summer holiday and keep catching yourself daydreaming about sandy beaches, blues skies and refreshing tingles of the sea, although it's still April... In that case, well – forget about Dubai! The city has it all of course: sandy beaches and the sea, bars and restaurants, palm … Continue reading Dubai: WEATHER IN AUGUST (1)

Let’s travel to DUBAI!

Have you ever wondered about Dubai, if it's just a layover or not, if there's anything to see and visit, what the city is actually like? Well, join in and have fun reading various anecdotes, tips and info in this series then! Links for all the posts are to be found below the image. There … Continue reading Let’s travel to DUBAI!