When I tell people that I haven’t been to Dubai before they are genuinely shocked. “But you only live 4 hours drive away”, yes that is true but I have only been in Oman for 8 months and I have been busy exploring my new home before I go venturing to the Las Vegas of the Middle East.
Last week Colin had to go to Dubai for a couple of days for a work course and he knew better than to leave me and my sulky face at home so he bought me a plane ticket so I could tag along. It’s not often we go on a trip together and yes he was going to work but still, I appreciated that I wasn’t left behind. Good husband points to him!
We flew from Muscat to Dubai with Oman Air, you can pick up a return flight from 27 OMR/40 GBP if you book far enough in advance. With flight time of around 50 minutes it’s so easy just to hope on a plane and visit Dubai.
With Colin at work I managed to spend two days in the Dubai mall – holy cow that is some place! I’ve never been anywhere like the Dubai Mall before, We don’t have places like that in Scotland!! After hours of walking around I still hadn’t seen it all. To navigate my way around I had to use one of the maps that they hand out and still I was having to stop at one of the 11 information points for directions!
There are so many shops in this one mall that even I was overwhelmed by the choice and didn’t buy as much as I usually would – probably much to Colin’s relief I didn’t melt his credit card too much.
On the second evening we had a meal at the terrace of ‘Meat & Co’ where we sat under the Burj Khalifa and watched the famous water fountain shows. Colin enjoyed tucking into his 700g steak. Perfect location and a lovely time with nice people.
The view of the famous Burj Khalifa from our evening meal. It is currently the tallest man made structure in the world at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). It is pretty mind blowing to think how tall that actually is. The weather was cloudy and overcast for the two days so hopefully next time it will be clearer and I can take the time up to the viewing point for a better look over Dubai.