From Toronto to Dubai, my first trip overseas was to the United Arab Emirates. I no longer consider this vacation a trip, as it was much more an experience. From the moment I landed, it hit me that, here I was, in a foreign land. Throughout my years, I have only traveled with my family to different parts of the states, or the Caribbean. I … Continue reading What An Experience!
Broke or rich, you can survive in Dubai. Sure, when you think about Dubai, you immediately think of a high end, expensive and luxurious lifestyle. This is not always the case, as just outside of Downtown Dubai lay Deira; where you can find locals, and bargained shopping. The main attraction of Deira that I wanted to see was definitely the Souks (markets). To get there … Continue reading Paper or Plastic?
We saw a building and ate at a restaurant, so what? What senses were awakened? Practically everything! From Sight to smell, to taste, to sound; we experienced it all at The Burj Khalifa. Not only is it the tallest building, but it is also the tallest structure in the world. Standing at an impressive 828 meters tall, the view from outside was incredible. Surprised that … Continue reading Awaken The Senses
“Do you have a reservation?” That was the first words I heard when I pulled up the gates of the infamous Burj Al Arab, the “Most Luxurious Hotel in The World”, as they don’t just let anyone in. After giving my name, the security guard checked that we had a night booked, and promptly let us through. Upon pulling up to the front of the hotel, … Continue reading Seven Star Luxury
Now was the time! This single activity is what started my whole trip planning, to the other side of the world. I would finally be jumping out of a plane, above the Palm Island! As we got to Skydive Dubai, we believed it wouldn’t be too busy as they were usually closed on Sunday’s and it was only re-opened to accommodate for cancellations. We got … Continue reading Views From Above
Going to Dubai, one of the main activities that I wanted to do (aside from skydiving) was a Desert Safari, as I heard that they were all amazing experiences. The tour we had booked was the Overnight Desert Safari with Arabian Adventures. First off, there are a TON of different companies to choose, so picking one was definitely hard. The main aspect of the desert … Continue reading Middle of Nowhere
First off, the drive to Abu Dhabi was amazing! I instantly fell in love with driving in the UAE. The highways had 5-7 lanes, and the speed limits were 120-140 km/h. There was no traffic, no stopping, just pure speed and freedom! It definitely made me hate Toronto driving much more. On our way to Abu Dhabi, we stopped about 45 minutes outside of the … Continue reading Road to Furious