Category Archives: UAE

Gold Souk- Gold Lover’s Paradise

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I have been wanting to write this post for a long time but somehow could not get time to do so. 4 years after visiting the world’s notorious Gold Souk, the images of the place are still vivid in my memory.

Unlike anything you have seen in the world, Dubai’s Gold Souk is a market that showcases seemingly endless amounts of gold jewellery. With over 300 jewellers on site to accommodate all your gold related needs, the streets during the day are swarming with visitors from all around the world enjoying the spectacle of wall-to-wall gold, and course, the souk’s phenomenal prices. At first sight you will be tempted to believe that all the items on display could possible not be of gold but they yet indeed are.  Bargaining is the key and you could always get yourself a good deal by bargaining on the making charges. Whether or not you’re ready to buy, a stroll through the dazzling Gold Souk is a must. The stores also offer platinum, diamonds and occasionally silver, and the government keeps tight control over the quality of all the merchandise, so rest assured that your purchases will be genuine. If something in the window catches your fancy, be sure to barter — persistent protest capped with a walkaway will get merchants to drop their asking price by as much as half.

Note that the price of gold fluctuates daily just like the Stock Market, so it is best to look up prices at your hotel just before heading out to the gold souk.

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Top thhings to Do in Dubai….

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Top thhings to Do in Dubai….

Here’s my take on top things to do when in Dubai….

1) The most popular destination in Dubai would certainly be the Burj Khalifa.Being the tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa skyscraper is a world-class destination and the magnificent centrepiece of Down town Dubai, Dubai’s new urban masterpiece. The world’s tallest building is surrounded by hotels, must-visit shopping destinations and a world of entertainment options. You could get yourself a ticket to the top form their official site @125AED (adult, 12+). From your vantage point on level 124 of the world’s tallest building, you will experience first-hand this modern architectural and engineering marvel and know at last what it is like to see the world from such a lofty height.

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2) Dubai Aquarium. The 10-million litre Dubai Aquarium tank, located on the Ground Level of The Dubai Mall, is one of the largest suspended aquarium in the world. It houses thousands of aquatic animals, comprising over 140 species. Over 400 Sharks and Rays live in this tank, including the largest collection of Sand Tiger Sharks in the world. Combo Ticket – Adult(Aquarium Tunnel + Underwater Zoo) AED 70

Aquarium and underwater Zoo in the Dubai Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3) Dubai Dolphinarium: Dubai Dolphinarium is an amazing place, where you are guaranteed to meet some of the most beautiful animals that inhabit our oceans and have lots of fun with them. You can actually swim with the dolphin and even get yourself cool souvenirs in the form of pics clicked with the dolphins. You have a variety options for ticketing depending on the seating arrangement you choose. You can get yourself the tickets from the official site.

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5) Palm Jumeirah:  The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago created using land reclamation. The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. The Palm Jumeirah Monorail is a monorail line on the Palm Jumeirah. The monorail connects the Palm Jumeirah to the mainland.

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6) The Dubai Fountain : Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake, the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 ft (150 metres), equivalent to that of a 50-storey building. The Dubai Fountain performs daily.

Dubai Fountain schedule

1:00pm First afternoon show

1:30pm Second afternoon show

Evening Shows

6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sun – Wed

6:00 PM to 11:30 PM Thu – Sat

( Every 30 Minutes)

 

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7) Desert Safari : This is one thing that all people visiting Dubai must do.. The trill of Dune bashing, camel riding and the exotic belly dancing.

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8) Dhow cruise :This is one of the most romantic dinner you could probably have in Dubai. As the dhow cruise glides silently along the Dubai Creek by moonlight. While you cruise aboard it offers on intriguingly different view of the amazing city – old town, Sheikh Saeed’s house, birthplace of Sheikh Saeed, Heritage village, golf club, parks and well as the famous modern skyscrapers of the city in the spectacular night lights, On the Cruise delicious Arabic/ International buffet dinner will be served .

 

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