Dubai is a destination for all, & boasts of some of the most awesome family experiences you can have. It is adorned with attractions that cater to all types of interests and themes. This trip to Dubai was certainly our most enjoyable family outing ever. We reached Dubai on the 24th of August. A ride was already waiting for us at the airport as soon as we came out. The driver was very courteous and took us to the hotel.
Day 1: Dhow Cruise
Boat rides are my favorite. In Dubai there were two main options for that ultimate boating experience. One was the dhow cruise near the creek, the other was the dhow cruise marina. Dhow Cruise near the creek was along the old side of Dubai & the Dhow cruise marina gave fascinating view of the new and modern Dubai. We took the dhow cruise creek as it provided a unique experience. We saw the old town, gold clubs, heritage village, Sheik Zayed’s birth place and house etc. A dinner was also served on the cruise that we all enjoyed a lot.
Day 2: Dubai Mall
Our next day was all about shopping, shopping & more shopping. My mom was too excited to visit the Dubai Mall as she is a big shopaholic. Dubai mall also has a fascinating attraction known as the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. It was such an amazing experience, that how did they bring together such an amazing marine life under one roof.
After having an amazing day at the Dubai Mall, we went across to Burj Khalifa. There were to many people waiting to get inside the Burj Khalifa. At night the tower is animated by a steadily evolving pattern of surface lighting. It was hard to shed the illusion that we were standing next to some futuristic spacecraft of colossal size.
Day 3: Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is the capital city of United Arab Emirates. Today we were off to the Ferrari World. I love super cars and was really excited to visit the Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi. I have a big appetite for G-Force & Velocity. It is one of the best theme parks that I have been to ever. From thrilling rides, mind-blowing shows, amazing food & ultimate Ferrari store it had everything you can think of. There is something for everyone in the Ferrari World & it is a must visit.
After spending a gala time at the Ferrari World our next stop was the Sheikh Zayed Mosque & the Date market. Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the 3rd largest mosque in the world. Beautiful white marble structure is a sight to behold. The temperature was soaring high but still we managed to see this amazing mosque. After spending some time at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque our cab driver took us to a local market to try the popular Dates of Abu Dhabi. The market was bustling with visitors and people were bargaining like crazy. Overall it was an amazing experience to soak in the local flavours.
After an exhilarating trip to Abu Dhabi we came back to Dubai. Next morning, we had a flight back to India. Dubai had been a perfect holiday destination for us. We came back to our home with lots of amazing memories and amazing experiences. Dubai is a must visit destination for every traveler.