We were tired by this time and returned to hotel by a taxi. Just got freshened up and went ahead to Dubai Mall again to have a glimpse of Burj Khalifa again as Dubai Mall is too big, that evening was not just enough to do it so. After 6pm, every 30mins the fountain show starts and it lasts for 7-8 mins. How could we miss it when we were there ? We saw the first show at 6pm and opted for a boat ride in the same lake. By the time we boarded the boat, it was time for next fountain show. Yes, it started when we were also on the same lake. It was just amazing to watch the dancing of water for the music and Burj Khalifa in the backdrop. Just loved every moment there. As the sun was going down, our surrounding turned orangish with blue water and a mesmerizing skylines surrounding us. Look at these pictures below.
What a memorable evening it was..!! We returned back to hotel and went to rooftop restaurant at 40th floor in our hotel itself. We could see a very nice skyline view from rooftop. But it was too windy and cold that we couldn't sit for 15mins also. We got back to our room and ordered food there. Next day we had a return flight at 1pm to Mumbai and we drove back to Pune and reached home by same night.
Dubai has much more to offer for us. We couldn't see few places like Old Dubai, Gold Souk, Zabeel Palace, JBR walk and so on. No regrets at all..!! Whatever I have seen, I have enjoyed it to the fullest. A perfect trip that was planned so we could cover all important places. I had few myths about Dubai which were proved false when I visited Dubai.
I had thought that Dubai would be full of Arabic culture with lot of Arabian crowd. But I saw a diverse culture. Tourists from all over the world visit Dubai. Local population of Dubai have less Arabians and more of Britishers, Indians, Pakistanis, Philippians and so on. Seeing our faces, taxi drivers would start talking in Hindi and made us feel comfortable.
I believed that there would be everywhere Arabian Language. Yes, it was there but equally English was also used everywhere. Local people also know English very well and we didn't face language problem throughout our trip.
Every country would give permanent residence visa after completion of certain years of stay there was my belief. But, in UAE one can never be a permanent resident of that country. Even if you work in the country for years and have kids in Dubai, neither you nor your kids are able to become citizens. To stay in the country, as a non-citizen, you have to be employed.
By this, I wanna conclude my blog with hell lot of sweet memories. I would definitely wanna go back again soon here to re-live my memories.