Yay! It’s my favourite time of the week. I’m loving working on these Dubai blog posts where I get to show you around my favourite city in the whole world. I hope you’re enjoying it equally. So this week, we’re exploring the world’s largest? But in the shortest time (6 minutes to be precise!). Lol, confused? Don’t worry .. just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride, while I take more than 10,000 steps on your behalf and show you around my pick of the week!
*sound on please*
The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world with more than 1,200 retail outlets.
The tallest structure in the world is more than 160 storeys. There are two observation decks (124th and 148th floor) at Burj Khalifa for an amazing view of the city. The fastest elevator in the world takes just 2 minutes to get you there. Make sure you book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. My favourite time is just an hour before sunset as that’s when you get to experience the fantastic view during the daylight and evening time.
It doesn’t matter how old you are. Be prepared to go crazy at the largest candy store in the world. Experience a sugar high like never before!
DUBAI AQUARIUM AND UNDERWATER ZOO
Activities include a walk-through tunnel, scuba diving, shark encounter, cage snorkelling, ray encounter and much more. Make sure you visit the website to know the requirements for each activity beforehand.
A380 EMIRATES FLIGHT SIMULATOR
I’ve been here twice and it has been a fantastic experience. You even get to choose the flying conditions which is pretty cool! If flying is your thing, then you can’t give this one a miss! (in case you’re wondering where the nervous flyer in me went, then I speak so bravely only because I knew this plane remained on the ground!:D)
Don’t forget to drop by and say hello to ‘Dubai Dino’ while you’re here. She is 155 million years old and almost 90% of the fossils are real! A lot more interesting facts are available at the exhibit. This was the first time I managed to capture Dino in one frame!
I volunteered to take my niece and nephew to Kidzania during my sisters visit to Dubai. They thoroughly enjoyed this indoor amusement area with so many educational but fun things to do. One minute they wanted to be a Fireman, then a Doctor, until finally deciding (and announcing to their Mom afterwards) that being an RJ is the way forward! Haha ..My sister could not believe how much shopping she got done in peace that day. 6 hours later, she was tired of carrying around all those bags, but we were nowhere near done having fun. Had to be dragged out in the end! Highly recommended.
THE DANCING FOUNTAIN SHOW
The Dancing Fountain show takes place every evening from 6pm onwards. Don’t worry if you’ve missed one, as there are plenty of shows every 30 minutes up until 11pm. ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias and ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston remain my top favourite. And guess which song I got when I went to record it for you?
You guys are my lucky charm! 🙂
So that’s it guys! I did not even touch on all the fabulous shopping there is to do here, but wanted to give you a different perspective of the mall tonight so chose accordingly. Also, as you can probably tell by my voice, I was ready to drop dead towards the end. Haha!
How did you enjoy today’s experience?
Until the next post, ‘Lets Keep it Strictly Lighthearted!‘