Dubai Feb. 2014

Last day in Dubai

Last day in Dubai

What a fantastic week. Really feeling sad to leave Dubai as it blew all my expectations. Especially thanks to Youssef which showed us things other tourist are not able to see. It was a fully packed week with lots of attractions and activities, but also with some...

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The last evening 🙁

After my diving today meeting up with the boys again for one last evening in Dubai. Of course we had a shisha, then a huge portion of meat and then a shisha again 🙂 That’s the way to end such a week. The place we went to is really beautiful (a market with loads of...

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Diving in Oman (Musandam)

Diving in Oman (Musandam)

Ok, getting up at 5:45am after the Stones Gig yesterday in Abu Dhabi was a bit difficult (back at the hotel at 2am) - but it was worth it. My driver picked me up at 6:30 and we drove to Dibba (Oman). I have never seen such a slow driver - ok, there was a lot of fog...

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The Rolling Stones (14 on Fire Tour / Abu Dhabi)

The Rolling Stones (14 on Fire Tour / Abu Dhabi)

“Start me up” - was the first song. No need for a support band if you have such a song to start the gigg. Wow, these men are old! But they don’t behave like that! On the one side it felt a bit weird to see such old men behave like 20 year olds - but on the other hand...

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The Beach and a nice meal

The Beach and a nice meal

A relaxing afternoon at the beach. We had the beach, beer, the ocean, a shisha… The water was a bit cold though… Youssef  showed us a small little restaurant which is famous for seafood. Youssef knows the owner and this is a real hidden treasure! One of the best meals...

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Burj Khalifa – At the Top

Burj Khalifa – At the Top

We started the morning with a trip to the observatory at the Burh Khalifa. I have done this a couple of times now (Petronas Towers, Auckland, Sydney, Shanghai) and I was a bit disappointed that the observatory is “only” at like 452m (the building is >800m in...

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A day in Dubai

A day in Dubai

A relaxing day without too much on the agenda. Started with visiting the Dubai mall for some shopping (well for me: eating). We chose to go not for a “healthy, fat reduced burger chain” but instead went to “FAT BURGER”. The name is well chosen. Even though we didn’t...

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Desert Safari

Desert Safari

Youssef organized a Desert Safari for us. It started with dune bashing - driving ONTO the sand dunes with a 4x4 and not too slow! Really great - but next time I want a private charter. We had a 5-year old in the car and the driver had to slow down. That was a bit sad...

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Emirates Golf Course

Emirates Golf Course

Martin and I played a nice round of golf at the Emirates Golf Club. Really nice course and the skyscrapers in the background gave the course (layed out by Nick Faldo) a realyl nice touch. We both played a horrible round, but we had fun 🙂 The beer was missing….

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Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

Luckily Youssef is working in tourism and very well connected in Dubai. We were able to get into the Burj al Arab and had our own private tour (normally it is only possible with a tour or a booking for afternoon tea - none of which is even close to what we were able...

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

We drove to Abu Dhabi as Youseff mentioned Friday (when we are there for the Stones gig) is not a good day to visit. We visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Emirates PalaceNice buildings! I’m not so into Mosques, and anyone who is following my blog know that...

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Grant Hyatt

Grant Hyatt

Martin had his business meeting at the Grant Hyatt and I joined for a Shisha and some beers. What a hotel!

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Dubai Marina, Mall of Emirates

Dubai Marina, Mall of Emirates

Nice walk through the Dubai Marina (a place we were staying nearly every night for the next week - best area in dubai!) and “The Walk”.Went to the Mall of Emirates to get a local SIM card and visit the indoor Ski Arena - CRAZY!!! (I didn’t ski) The first impressions...

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