12 August 2020

Middle East

Cultural differences

Something I didn’t mention in my posts in Dubai are some of the cultural differences that are quite noticeable. The first is obviously the religious and traditional dress. Men wearing their throbes and women covered completely with the burka. The other thing was while I was both at the airport and mall, it happened to […]

Say Good-bai to Dubai

… and Abu Dhabi (but there isn’t a stupid pun for that) An hour bus ride back to Abu Dhabi where Etihad are based bound for London. The Abu Dhabi airport was the quietest airport I have ever gone through. Getting there two hours before departure as required, I checked in with two other people. […]

One Tall Tower – the Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is the worlds tallest tower and while it can be seen for kilometers its entrance isn’t that clear… Getting off at the bus stop named “Burj Khalifa” was the most likely point of call for me, yet it only took me to the promenade and it’s surroundings. The entrance for tourists to […]

More than a Mall

You quickly discover that buildings in Dubai is all about tall (very tall) sky scrapers and malls. Both the Dubai Mall and The Mall of the Emirates that I ventured into today could easily be cities in themselves. They are huge, many shops, however are not that busy! Particularly in the Dubai Mall many shops […]

Metro genius

Driverless Metro and great ticketing system that links up with buses as well. Something Sydney might need to look at!