An infant city-state as one may call it, Dubai is one of the most booming cities in terms of infrastructure, tourism and immigrant population. To anyone who wants to travel abroad, Dubai remains one of the first five options and one of the most common amongst first timers. For me, the attraction was Dubai Sky Diving and a much needed family vacation.
I call it an infant city in comparison to other international destinations because it was merely a desert and a small port until late 1960s. However, it grew rapidly after the discovery of oil and it’s true that water is more expensive than oil for them. Today it’s a host to the world’s tallest building, tallest hotel and a massive man-made group of 300 islands shaped as a world map.
Moving to my experience, well, it started as soon as I got out of the airport. Dubai is known for fast cars and great roads, but one should also know how strict they are with rules. Lane driving, basic indications and maintaining speed limit are necessary and if seen otherwise, boss, you’re in some serious trouble! I was already impressed by the city.
Usually during my solo travels, I would know exactly how I want my trip to be but for a change, a lot of things were unexpected because this time my father took the charge. Must say, it wasn’t a bad decision to not-know the plan. Other than Shopping at the Dubai Mall, being at the top of Burj Khlifa and driving through Downtown Dubai, here’s what we did: