Dubai is one of seven emirates that form the United Arab Emirates. It´s a city that does not seem older than 50 years. There are skyscrapers, the tallest buildings in the world, gigantic malls, artificial beaches, eight lane highways, and luxurious hotels. Dubai seems like it is the new NY for Arab countries. If you are planning a trip to Dubai, you should know that it is almost impossible to travel without a car. Public transport is very reduced and their service is deficient. The advantage of renting a car is that oil is very cheap. There are also water taxis which are boats that take you from one side to the other of the Dubai Creek for only one dirham. This is the transport of the working class which consists mostly of Indians and Filipinos. There´s no need to be a sociologist to clearly differentiate the two dominant classes of the city. There are some 100 nationalities in Dubai but the Arab population does not exceed 20%. There is a neighborhood known as Little India where you can enjoy the taste of India at an affordable price. The Dubai Creek divides the city in two parts. Deira is in the North and is the commercial and traditional side. Bur Dubai is in the South and here you´ll find a mix between the more historical city and more modern neighborhoods. The history of this city is represented at the Dubai Museum. You should also visit the Dubai Mall which is the largest mall in the world (and not recommended for anyone allergic to shopping malls). It has 1,200 shops, an ice rink and an aquarium. It occupies the same amont as space as 50 football fields! A friend of mine from Malaga was explaining his travels to me and even though he was astonished at what he saw, he concluded that it "still was not worth the trip." Dubai Tourism isn´t so much a cultural visit as it is a journey into the future. But as all of us travelers know, there are surprises around every corner. I hope you enjoy the sunset.
During my stay in Dubai, I wanted to see the famous Atlantis hotel. Arriving by public transport is very complicated, the subway does not pass by it so I went by taxi, which was not very cheap (although the taxis there are cheaper than in Spain). When you get to the hotel you realize that you can't see anything from ground. The surrounding buildings are just normal houses and, unless you are looking at the island from the air, you can't really see any structural parts of the island that the hotel is on. No doubt that staying at Atlantis is amazing, but to just visit it is not worthwhile. You arrive, and unless you're a guest, you can't enter the hotel. I got out of the car while the driver waited for me, I took a picture and had to leave again. It was nothing special and I think it could have saved me money by not going. It was not worth it to go there. I would only go back if I knew someone staying in the hotel who would allow me to visit.
A hotel with authentic Asian luxury opened in 2005, which, unlike the Burj al Arab in Dubai, won't give you any problems have problems getting here, leaving the car, and visiting quietly, at your leisure. Nobody will give you any problems. We arrived at the hotel and we went into the carport, which was free. The carport is indicative of what you'll see as a guest there. There's a fleet of BMW and Rolls Royce, the same hotel that made it available to customers. The garage has enough room for 2500 vehicles. The hotel and its gardens are something you have to see. You can not miss a ride in their luxurious floor lobbies and corridors and balconies adorned with marble and gold domes. Everything shines, spotless, like a temple. The hotel has two pools and spas, a private beach and a helicopter pad. According to the New York Times, the Emirates Palace is the most expensive hotel ever built. Many of its suites are adorned with gold and marble. trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in My trunk blogs
The Jumeirah Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah is one of the most luxurious resorts in Dubai. The Madinat Jumeirah hotel has some 292 rooms and suites, each of them warmly decorated and reminiscent of a palace. The sprawling grounds feature lush gardens, restaurants and bars.
This resort is located in a natural area, away from the city of Dubai. Besides massage services, a swimming pool, restaurants, and bars, the hotel is ideal for riders and polo players. The rooms have all the amenities. From the airport it takes about 20 minutes to arrive, and it's 15 minutes to the city centre.
Fairmont The Palm is one of the most luxurious hotels in Dubai. It has almost 400 rooms, all with balconies and spectacular views, and a huge range of services: restaurants from around the world, chill-out areas, shops, gym, an incredible pool with deck chairs and sun beds, and a private white sand beach. The staff of the hotel ensures that you always have a clean towel and a free bottle of water when the temperatures are up. From the pool or the beach, the sunset is priceless. Breakfast is very varied and can be eaten in a dining room with sea views, or on the terrace.
This Hotel is very modern, has ten floors, and is located just in the city center. It is placed on landscaped gardens on the famous Corniche Road to the Arabian Gulf. This hotel offers 325 air-conditioned rooms decorated in warm shades of soft pink and cream. All are equipped with satellite television with pay movies and video games, Internet access, minibar and bathroom with telephone and hairdryer.
The Desert Islands Resort And Spa (Abu Dhabi) is an exclusive resort located on Sir Baniyas Island, a natural island with a variety of wildlife, birds and landscapes, with excellent facilities including a very large pool, a luxurious spa, meeting facilities, a tennis court, a library and a children's club. Internet access and wi-fi available in all areas. Breakfast and excursions in the island are included. 64 rooms.
Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort (Fujairah), is a 5-star category complex that offers a unique stay in a very nice and well located place between the beach and the mountains of Hajjar. The Resort facilities include 2 swimming pools, tennis courts, beach volleyball, a water sports center, and a private beach. In the hotel, the entertainment team offers a daily program of activities. It has a variety of traditional dining options, including the Middle East and international specialties and a traditional Arab café. There are 321 fully equipped rooms.
Welcome to Regent Beach Resort, the only resort that has 80 elegant rooms with a Mediterranean style of design. It has recreational facilities and a spectacular ocean view with swaying palm trees and surrounding gardens. Only a 10 minute drive from Dubai International Airport, this resort is located in one of the most prestigious and richest areas of Dubai Jumeirah Beach Corniche.
The Jumeirah Beach Club Resort houses 141 suites and offers luxury and relaxation on all levels. The suites are set among lush tropical gardens giving a new direction to the Jumeirah. Uniquely designed, the resort takes a new approach to a luxurious bar. They create a place for their customers to recharge their batteries in tranquility and nature. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel is located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. This is a five-star quality hotel that comes highly recommended for its outstanding service. It is a beach hotel fantastic for family or romantic vacations. It hosts all amenities such as a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fully equipped, comfortable, spacious rooms with beautiful views, a fitness center and gym.