Friday, July 3, 2009

Dubai - Part 1 of 2

And here's the Dubai leg of my trip - Given that we were travelling there during the middle of Summer, I was scared... I have heard that Dubai in summer is literally like being in hell. The heat is so intense, you struggle to breath, your nose bleeds and you have to walk slowly so as not to die of heat exhaustion.

But we had a great time - I didnt think much of it when I got there, but after our very cliche bout of DOING SOME SHOPPING DUBAI and returned to our hotel, I was sold.

They have fabulous brands - in such a way that you think you are in Europe / USA at the same time, what with Zara, Top Shop, Mango, Banana Republic, Gap and Bebe all being available in the same place at the same time.

So on to the general info on Dubai:

Language: Arabic, but English is also widely spoken

Currency: Dirham

Exchange Rate: R2.23 = 1Dirham

Getting Around: Taxi's are VERY cheap - buses are also available

Things to be seen in Dubai: The Palm, Atlantis (Hotel on the Palm), The Sail Boat hotel, Dubai Mall, Mall of Emirates, Dune Bashing, the tallest building in the world

In the second part of this expose on Dubai - Ill tell you all about the shopping!

1 comment:

Chic! said...

Welcome to Dubai Pippa!