Dubai

Sky scrapers

These guys have some really really really tall buildings. I was however intrigued by how most if not all the buildings are the colour of desert sand. I was also really impressed by their architecture, like seriously how they are able to build such sky scrapers yet the country is mostly desert/sand?

Sky Scrapers-beutiful

Sky Scrapers-beutiful

Desert Safari

You have not been to Dubai if you do not take the desert safari.Make sure you hire a desert driver (thats what I call them) as not everyone can drive in the desert. Feeling the sand beneath the wheels, feeling the car skid ,looking at sand beyond more sand to having the wind blow in your hair is exhilarating. We actually got to see an actual oasis and sand dunes. Remove your shoes and enjoy running around in the sand-I did.

Can you see my excitement

Can you see my excitement

Chasing the Dunes

Chasing the Dunes

Sunset at its best

Sunset at its best

Desert Dinner:

You have , have to do this. This is what I would call the Arabian hung out. You get to interact with their culture (you won’t see much in town-too modern.)Here, you will find the traditional tea and several local delicacies on offer, men smoking shisha (First time I saw an actual shisha) and get intrigued by their dances. They place cushions on the sand, the tables are low and you feel like you are in a traditional Arabian home. Its also really cool as you get to watch the stars-its all open air. I really enjoyed the dance, very very interesting-I need to learn it.

Ride a camel

Ride a camel

Dancing in the Deserat

Dancing in the Desert

Desert Safari Rally:

I was privileged to have visited during a  Desert Safari Rally season(Cant remember its official name.) You need to see the vehicles these guys use as Rally cars-I was shocked. Like seriously, if they could transform their top of the range luxury cars for rally, wouldn’t it be cool if they donated one of those in their parking lots to me?I am sure I would make money from their least favourite car.

Yes,that is a Landrover

Yes,that is a Landrover

Rally Car

Rally Car

Police Car-You almsot want to get arrested so that you may ride in this car-

Police Car-You almost want to get arrested so that you may ride in this car

First time to see Sheesha -had to take a snap with it

First time to see Sheesha -had to take a snap with it

 

Beach

Take time to go to the beach-yes, even I was shocked they have a beach. As earlier explained, I believed Dubai would be very conservative (like most Dominant Muslim countries where public swimming is illegal. )Thus I didn’t carry a swim suit and ended up just going to chill at the beach,fully clothed.

At the beach

At the beach

Art:

You have to see how they make this. They just pour sand into the glass bottle and somehow, this is the end product. Really cool.

Art

Art

Dressing:

The men wear white long light robes called dish-dash and head cover called keffiyeh.I think it looks oh so trendy and smart.

I took the opportunity to experience how women clad in Buibui may feel. I think  it is fine(but I dont understand why black yet it is so hot) but I am deeply disturbed by the Ninja-when their faces are covered. It actually spooks me totally. I feel at a disadvantage since they(the person behind the Ninja) can see me and I cannot see them. I think it de-personifies the person, making them seem like they have no identity. I feel like I am in a prison line up(as I see on TV),where they can see me  through the glass but you cant see them-not a good feeling.

Dressed in Buibui-Dont I just blend in as an Arabian Queen?

Dressed in Buibui-Dont I just blend in as an Arabian Queen?

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