We had not been to Dubai before and after returning here from Austria, we did a little bit of sightseeing. We decided to use Uber to get to the places we wanted to visit, which worked very well, usually we were driven in a nice Lexus car.

Luxurious Uber cars

Our first destination was the creek, with old and rebuilt buildings of the Dubai before oil was discovered. We walked through the gold souq, the spice souq, crossed the creek on an abra and walked through the streets.

Wind towers were used for ventilation before ACs were invented
Spice souq
Wedding gold
all gold

Tired from walking, we went on a cruise along the creek before we found a restaurant for dinner and returned to our airport hotel, the Premier Inn, which has a pool on the rooftop with great views.

The next day, we started at The Frame, a huge building which is just a monument and serves no other purpose, than to give you a great view. A little exhibition about the old and new Dubai complement the experience.

The Frame
Glas floor high above the ground
the view bottom up!

The next stop at the Museum of the Future was short, as tickets were already sold out.

Museum of the Future

We took an Uber to the Dubai Marina, an artificial waterway with many high-risers but nice to walk around and with many restaurants at the promenade.

Our next stop was at Madinat Jumeirah, from where we had a great view of the Burj al Arab.

Madinat Jumeirah

Finally, we made our way to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. We had seen it already from far, but standing close to it and looking up was incredible. After it got dark, the fountain show started, which we watched together with many other tourists.

Burj Khalifa

Dubai is a truly fascinating place, and there are many more places to see and things to explore, but for us, it was enough of city exploring.

We will be picked up by the lovely Mercedes team tomorrow morning and although the workshop is closed due to the end of Ramadan, they organised a mechanic, who will put all the spare parts in which we brought from Austria.

6 thoughts on “Dubai”

  1. Da alle Touristinnen immer nach der Altstadt in Dubai fragen, wurde das Bastakiya Viertel hingebaut; Nachsatz “wenn du alte Kultur sehen willst musst du nach Ägypten, die Zukunft siehst du hier .” klärt uns ein ägyptischer Reiseleiter auf!

  2. Die Amstettner Firma Doka lieferte die Schalungslösung für den gesamten Gebäudekern des Burj Khalifa!

  3. Torsten, DG7RO

    Gut dass alles überstanden ist und ihr wieder auf Fahrt gehen könnt. Geniest es und danke für die Eindrücke

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