What about finishing your university studies and forgetting all the folks wanting to go to the same boring places to celebrate it? What about running away from the same beaches around the world full of peace and relax at a hotel complex, at an all included?
Making my dreams come true, I decided to taste a little my future or better said, how I want to build my future. A 5 star top experience in Dubai.
Probably the very best holidays of my life, just absolutely surprising.
Best time to go → December beginning (National day)
Flying with → Emirates (7 hours)
Time Zone → +3 (GMT)
Currency → Dirhams (Aprox: 4 Dirhams = 1 €uro)
Prices → Aprox. Germany / Northern Europe
Food → West & Arabian mix
Behaviour & Protocol → West / Respect
Taking off from Madrid at 21:00 PM, arriving at Dubai at 7:00 AM for getting picked up by Sisira, my personal driver (and bodyguard) from Sri Lanka, probably one of the best persons and hard workers of the city, he impressed me at the very beginning with a friendly, polite and perfectly controlled social protocol.
See more about guides and social in Dubai → “Arabian Connections“.
We went directly from the airport to have breakfast at the Hyatt Dubai, the perfect place for a soft entry shock and to try the very first Dubai food, consisting specially of tasty and different bread with seeds. A little expensive 30 € for a little breakfast, maybe…
Way to the downtown to try to get some first pics with the Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa behind me… Impossible feat, too big, too high, colossus. Wait till friday…
Back to the car and way to the Dubai Mosque,
the Dubai Museum…
Time to get the water taxi to Al Ras Ancient Market.
From there to the Jumeirah Beach and Burj Al Arab.
Way to my hotel Byblos at Marina, with a little stop on the Marina´s Spin Tower and tallest spin building on Earth to have my first lunch on a Thai restaurant called UDA at Marina Seaside and spending all the afternoon recovering myself from the long flight and long night, getting up only for having something at the Marina Mall, maybe 3 times bigger the biggest shopping center back in Spain and not even 1/5 from the big Emirates Mall or 1/10 from the world biggest´s Dubai Mall.
Little walk by the beatiful Marina´s night skyline and tomorrow will be a great day!
Way to Abu Dhabi with the tour operator with my dear Sisira, stopping to pick up the guide, a great mexican woman hired just for me, because someone from Spain was coming to visit Dubai, coming from a place in Europe where people rarely speaks english.
On route to the Abu Dhabi Mosque; the guide got surprised about me, I knew evey single data of the arquitecture, also about the islamic rules, traditions, history… I had always love this culture. When visiting the Mosque, be aware of the photos and selfies poses, and do not forget to war long trousers and respect the rules for women uniform protocol.
But hey… I admit I still upset because of my incident while taking this photo, two army soldiers came inmediately to shout at me and forced me to delete this recovered photo!
Back to the city by the palace quarter, where all the severl highness had dozens of properties, the only place on Earth where you can find an modern 21st tech skypraper between two traditional palaces.
My arrival at the Abu Dhabi museum was really interesting… Only me, no groups, noone next to me, just people opening doors for me, up to 5 guides for me, my bodyguard and my tourist guide, all caring about me, 7 people walking next to me on this museum, c´mon! I felt totally like the President of the US or like a top tech or petrol highness.
The three icons of Abu Dhabi; the new Guggenheim, the new Louvre and the Mosque, a reason to fly from every single place of the world just to live it!
As we had some time, I insisted on going to the new sustainable city of Abu Dhabi, a huge university and innovation center, a city where ancient architecture has been combined with the very new technologies.
Interesting to see all around me the image of the president, I mean… On islamic states, the rule is to follow the rule of the non representation of human images on architecture but at the Emirates, the respect to the culture of the Presidency, really well protected and admired for what he did decades ago, declaring the independence.
Really shocking too, travelling on amazing roads, all desert around, some sand on the roads, kilometers and kilometers of constant street marketing, the biggest tendency for promotion at the Emirates as I realised.
Back in Dubai at 17:00, why not skiiing at the Mall of The Emirates?
And why not taking back the car to Jumeirah Beach to see the beatiful Burj Al Arab sunset?
Geeting up early at the Byblos, take a taxi and go to have breakfast to the Burj Al Arab. 184€ for almost nothing, it is up to you if you want to make some pics and tell your friends some demonstration effect or give them a reason to block you on their facebooks.
Sunbathing a little at the Jumeirah Beach, my very first bath on the Arabian Gulf, cold, really cold… Just excellent relaxing morning watching the very best women around the world, models, etc, taking sessions on this exotic and amazing place! At Jumeirah Beach, rules and even nudity is… Better said, isn´t active…
Quick indian food for lunch and the very waited 4×4 Dune Safari! Amazing, just incredible experience as you can see on my video. From Dubai, we left on the right hand side the famous Global Village, later taking the way by Al Ain and Hatta, to the Al Habbar Dessert.
Randomly watching some really awesome cars such Hummer´s or car I don´t even know the name going on the road and suddenly getting to the dunes at a really top speed, going down, going up… We were not going to be different and the driver decided to do the same, all our other passengers we had, started crying and shouting praying for their lifes and the driver totally going mad enjoying all our faces.
On the way to the desert camp, I asked for leaving the car in the middle of the desert, with no way to know the civilitation, no mobile phone signal, no building and no green, only dunes till dozens of kilometers, on a place that only our driver knew for half an hour.. To experiment the true feeling of being alone and finding yourself… The driver came back 32 minutes later, those last 2 minutes where like a life for me.. Could you imagine being in such a place alone? The most strange thing is not hearing anything… Your brain starts to imagine strange sounds and you can get mad really easy!
Finally at the desert camp we had typical traditional food, I enjoyed the company of a sweet japanese couple. We shared a bbq, I found out, Sandboarding isn´t that difficult, we smoked some Shisha, we made a tour on camels and all this typical stuff…
The end was great, a sexy belly dancer and lots and lots of wonderful music.
I wont forget this day for the rest of my life.
Wake up! Up to heaven, the 124th floor of the world´s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. I will advise you, if you really want to go, to go up in the afternoon, in the morning there is only dust around Dubai and you wont see anything further to 2 km.
I couldn´t stop thinking about the film “Mission: Impossible 4”, where Tom Cruise climbs the building with suck gloves. There is no time limit to stay so just be patient and take your time, dust will go away and you wil enjoy totally being at the top of the world.
Descend to the main floor, directly to the -1 floor of the world biggest mall, the Dubai Mall, how can that place be so ******* big? C´mon… Walk for hours and you will only see half of it! Inside, there is an amusement park, an ice skating ring…
I was wearing a suit jacket that day and I was kinda elegant. Maybe becaouse of it and the colour of my skin, I got confused by one of the sohns of a highness, this one:
This was really funny!
… And one of the most strange images you will see on your life. The most respected traditions combines with the less respect and nearly porn culture. Where natives wear the traditional emirates Kandura, Hiyab for girls, etc, and occidental, specially russian spectacular sexy women, with no more than little skirts and tops, leaving little to imagination…
At night, buy a coke and a kebab and wait next to the Dubai Fointain to see the spectacle of the lights and the water, so beatiful! (At the end of my video).
And… By the way! About women… This brings me back to that friday night, when I decided to go out… The Dubai night is not for me…
23:00 down to the hotel hall, two sexy young caucasian girls giving out flyers and prices to everyone walking by to enter and enjoy the two discos of the hotel… One of the girls saw me and probably though I was like her age, well, instead of asking me where I was from or how old I was or what was my name, she asked… Where I was working? C´mon… That makes you an image of the concept but this isn´t stopping now… I decided to tell her that this place was full of older people and that I was searching for people of my age, like 20 to 25 and she told me that she was going out of work at 1, and she gave me her mobile phone and told me something like “call me, I´ll go and pick you up from your room”
That wasn´t normal, my brain started to make strange ideas… You can imagine of what kind… Will she earn some extra money by this way?
In the meantime.. I was watching walking all around little old chinese businessmen walking by a huge sexy russian… And sometimes two!!! Things like that… Uf… I heard about those things before but I´m too young to see it!!!
Finally I went to have a walk and back to my room, afraid of that girl and praying that she wont call me… Hahahahahaha