Dubai…a long awaited trip finally finished. I wanted to visit Dubai for a very long time but was not able to do so but finally made a plan in action. Dubai is a Tax-free country so no taxes for anything.
I went there with my family for Diwali holidays. It is a 3.30 Hrs flight from Delhi. We have booked out tour through “Wings N West Travels” in India and in Dubai it was “Lama Tours”. We have booked the tour in SIC basis and it was well organised by “Lama Tours”.
After reaching Dubai Airport and clearing the immigration, the airport pickup was done on time and the driver took us to our hotel (Admiral Plaza) in Bur Dubai.
We had planned to visit as per the tour itinerary was City Tour, Dhow Cruise, Desert Safari. After reaching the airport we started the trip by going to Dhow Cruise in Marina. Cruising down Dubai creek is a novel experience, one which you cannot miss when in Dubai. After reaching Marina, we went to the boat and the boat has a ground air conditioned and 1st which is open. After some time the cruise started to sail on the creek, then there was a dance performance and finally buffet dinner.
Next day morning we went for the city tour on a bus. It was the first time I was travelling in a group but was interesting, meeting and talking to new people. It is a 4-5 hour tour. Along the way, hear about Dubai’s history from your guide. Then arrive at Jumeirah Beach to take snaps of the glittering Burj Al-Arab hotel. After that they would take you to Palm Jumeirah and take pictures opposite to Atlantis hotel and finally the last stop is the Palace Of Sheikh Mohammed.
Then, in the evening we went for Desert Safari. We were picked up in 4×4 wheel drive car and we have to share it as they take 6-7 people in one car for Safari. After 20-30 min of Safari, we arrived at the camp which had Bar (On Payment basis), Henna Painting, Hubbllee Bubblee (shisha), unlimited soft drinks, tea coffee and mineral water. After some time they have belly dancing, then BBQ and buffet dinner. At 9.30 we depart for hotel.
We have relatives there and with them we went to Kite Beach, Dubai Mall and Madinat Jumeirah. Dubai Mall is very big mall and it is impossible to cover the complete mall in one day. In Dubai Mall you will see the musical fountain and the light effect of Burj Khalifa which is mesmerizing.
Also, we saw the Diwali celebration which happens in Bur Dubai. And next day back to the airport for India.