United Arabs Emirates - Cities of Gold

Updated: Nov 7, 2018

United Arab Emirates was just out of this world for me. It's just so different from all the places I have been to, and I love the architecture there! I purchased an all-inclusive tour with Vietravel to United Arab Emirates from Vietnam to avoid all the high costs. This tour was only 1200 USD and it included all the flights with Emirates, accommodations (all 4 star hotels), food and transportations and tickets to all the attractions. I thought this was a crazy deal! Here are some highlights of my trip.

1. Burj Al Arab

This is the famous 7 star hotel in Dubai, and as you have already heard, it's crazy expensive to stay there. This hotel is not open to public, and to go inside the hotel you normally would need to have a reservation. However, I booked a buffet there and got to explore the entire hotel, including the fabulous beach you see in the picture below. The buffet wasn't cheap, it was around 300$ and for that price, the food was ok. I am not complaining about the price at all because I got to see everything that I wanted to see there, and the food was a bonus!

2. Burj Khalifa

This is the tallest building in Dubai, consisting of 163 floors. The price to go up is around 100$ and this building is right by the Dubai Mall.

3. Dubai desert

If you go to Dubai, you must visit the desert. I would also recommend a Desert Safari tour where you get to experience the drive through the desert, to this place (which I forgot the name of) where you can watch belly dancing and enjoy the local food.

4. The Dubai Museum

It is an unique place to learn more about the culture, and the history of Dubai.

5. Palm Islands

I took the sky train to Palm islands where you can see most of the land, but not the entire palm landscape of course. I wanted to do skydiving so badly but they didn't have skydiving during the time I was there due to bad weather conditions.

6. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

This is simply the most beautiful and impressive mosque I have ever seen. To go inside the mosque, you must take off your shoes and cover your hair, as well as your body. It was definitely an awesome experience for me.

Annie Pham

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