My cousin and I departed from the Cochin airport and reached Dubai in the most undesirable time - around 12 noon in the afternoon. Sun was merciless and we were searching for cover, we soon found shade inside a pretty nice spot id say, my uncle's brand new land cruiser. Got to his home and had a good biriyani and chicken kebabs.
Most striking thing about Dubai- noticeable as soon as you step out of the airport would be the luxury and sports cars. Dubai is a car lovers paradise, you could ogle at the roads for hours and still not get bored at myriads of cars that cruise through the roads of Dubai.
First stop was at The palm, Atlantis, located at the tip of the Palm island. To get to this artificially made "Palm island", you gotta drive through an under water tunnel.
You are surely gonna get bewildered thinking how these men managed to create this wonder.
The Atlantis - A magnificent 5 star hotel, facing the sea. Nice pavement has been made opposite the hotel and you could take a nice evening stroll, lots of small vendors and mobile cafes available to serve you snacks and drinks. Nothing much to do here except that you can absorb the grandeur of the structure in front of you.
Moved on to see another iconic structure of Dubai, another 5 star hotel and called as the Burj Al Arab. However, it's no match for the external looks of the Atlantis.
Spent the rest of the evening at the Jumeriah beach,
Blue waters, clean white sand, well maintained beach! However a bit overcrowded and bustling with life. Parking could be tight here. The beach also provides a great view of the Burj Al Arab.
As the sun dipped into the Persian Gulf, I pondered upon the immense cultural and racial diversity that Dubai hosts- I could see Indians, Africans, Europeans, Chinese all soaking the sun at Jumeirah. In a world fighting over religion and race, it's good to see places where people of different colors and creed live together in peace and harmony.