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This time we flew with Emirates to Bangkok, because we planed a 2-day stop over in Dubai on our way back. Another reason was the jetlag, instead of  12 hours flight time from Bangkok to Munich, it is 2 x 6 hours. It was very pleasant and we will probably do it again.

We were really curious of Dubai. We received a very different world. Everything here is gigantism, bigger, better, nicer, more luxurious ... .... is here the motto! !
We stayed at the creek and so we were able to see a little bit of the "normal" life. Great old wooden boats were loaded with everything of goods.

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At first we took a one-hour Boat trip on the creek and so we got a little overview. The skyline is already amazing and impressive. But we liked much more the small ferry boats full of local people which took them to the other side of the creek.  Very close to our hotel was also the Spice- and the Gold Souk and we could went there by foot. We had actually thought that these souks are old, like these in Istanbul, but this was wrong, its all new.

   

We had already ordered our tickets by Internet for the Burj Khalifa, the largest skyscraper in the world. We were really excited and already a little tense, because we didn’t know what will be up there. We were a little bit afraid, but it was so impressive! After the doors of the elevator were closed, there was a kind of light and sound show about the construction of the building. Beside the altitude compensation we didn’t realize the very fast lift up, except that it was so great. It took about only 1 minute up to 423 meter!  Up on the observation deck then wow !!!!! High glass windows with photo slots at different heights. Unfortunately, it was a bit hazy and cloudy, so the view was not so great, but the look down was spectacular as well, the buildings, streets, cars were very small and looks like toys.

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For our sightseeing tour we took a taxi so we were much more independent than with the hop on hop of bus and it was not much more expensive. We stopped at all typical highlights. The nicest place for us was the Burj al Arab, the first landmark of Dubai in contrast to the new Atlantis Hotel. This giant monster Hotel at the end of the Palm was really awful for us.

   

   

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The main reason to visit the Atlantis Hotel for us was the gigantic aquarium, and that was really great and impressive as we had imagined. Outside again, pure artificial world. We could see the construction works on the Palm and the immense Atlantis Water park during our trip by the sky train, but we didn’t like it all.

   

Our hotel in Dubai was the Radisson Hotel at the Deira Creek and we were very satisfied. Good price, good service, good restaurants , luxury rooms and a good location.
 

   

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A visit to the Dancing Fountains at the ground of the Burj Khalifa is a must and an absolute highlight. It is a very impressive, beautiful and spectacular show to various music compositions  (Thriller, Arabic, Time to say goodby….) the water fountains are so directed that they are moving really like the rhythm of the music.  But unfortunately after the third song it began to rain  (Dubai has 360 sunny days a year and we had just caught the others!) so that we went quickly into the near gigantic shopping mall.

 


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