"Developing Dubai" Top 5 Page for this destination Dubai by uglyscot
Dubai Travel Guide: 2,833 reviews and 8,497 photos
Dubai is a hive of activity. Whenever I go there I find new roads or flyovers, new buildings, and more congestion.
It is a great place to stay and shop. There are many shopping centres as well as more traditional markets.
Restaurants abound, and new ones take one 's fancy each time.
It can be very hot and humid and my glasses fog up on arrival, but everywhere is airconditioned, so you soon cease to notice the heat.
Although the native Emirati population wear traditional dress, there are no restrictions, so Europeans wander around wearing skimpy outfits and jeans.
The Dubai Creek separates Dubai from Sharjah.
Dubai is more of a commercial centre, so many people commute from Sharjah to work in Dubai.
It is possible to take trips on dhows, and there are even dhows which are restaurants. The traditional dhow still plies a trade with other areas in the Gulf and to India.
The main streets in the centre of Dubai are busy. The buildings are tall towers with glass fronts, or with myriad windows.
Perhaps not the best feature to have taken from the west!
- Pros:great shopping
- Cons:hot and humid
- In a nutshell:the best of both east and west
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