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2016 Africa Adventure: 22 hours in Dubai

May 9, 2016

 

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After the fourteen hour flight from Seattle, I had 22 hours in Dubai before I spent nine more hours in  Emirates Business Class on my way to Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Loved the greeting in my room at the Sheraton Grand Dubai. Beautiful hotel.

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Dubai is a city of more. More high rises than you have ever seen in one place.

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More cranes fill the skyline as more high rises are built.

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More lights on buildings.

More everything as Dubai reclaims land from the sea and builds for the World Expo in 2020.

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It is rich with history and the future, it is interesting, and it is expensive! I would love to go back and spend some time there, maybe ride camels!

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Highlights included taking a taxi boat to the gold souk (marketplace) to buy some jewelry.

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There were many, many shops down small twisting streets – and many, many window displays of tiers of dazzling pieces of gold jewelry.

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It was so much fun! I loved being able to haggle. I found information online on how to haggle in Dubai, and I think I did well.

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I found a Starbucks to buy the Dubai mug. The taxi guy waited patiently while I ran inside. Mug cost $6 USD.

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I was planning to go to the Burj Kahlifa, the world’s tallest building at 160 stories, until I found it was 136 USD to visit . So I went other places.

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Then I got back on Emirates for the nine hour  flight to Harare, Zimbabwe!

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Next: Harare, Zimbabwe

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One Comment
  1. ron hoppe permalink

    Wow what a trip, a person could get spoiled traveling like that.

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