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One week in Dubai – what to see | Part 1

09/01/2017
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One week in Dubai. Is it really worth to visit Dubai for a whole week? My dear friend (check out her too) has already visited the United Arab Emirates and confirmed that one week was perfect (minus the two travelling days we were 5 days in Dubai). At first glance, what could be to visit in such an artificially built city? Nonetheless in one week in Dubai we saw quite a lot. Here is what we’ve done in a week (you can do it all more packed – we loved to have long breakfasts). This is what one week in Dubai could look like.

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One week in Dubai DAY 1 – Dubai Mall

We spend the first afternoon at the Dubai Mall in Dubai Downtown. The malls are huge in the UAE and we wanted to get an idea immediately. With a sales area of 350,000 m2 it is the largest shopping mall in the world. In fact, it felt like you could be shopping there for three weeks. The walking distances are so long!

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One of the reasons for or visit were the attractions of the Dubai Mall. There are:

  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo – one of the biggest underwater world with 33.000 sea animals. Starting from 100 AED (around 26€)
  • Dubai Ice Rinkcosts 60 AED (around 16€) for 2h
  • A waterfall
  • The Emirates A380 Experience – Airbus flight simulation in the biggest airplane of the world. Starting from 375 AED (around. 96€)
  • Reel Cinemas
  • Food Court – absolutely not to recommend. There are a lot of cheap and bad fastfood chains. In the underground you’ll find better restaurants.
  • Lots of shops – we could control ourselves

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above the Dubai Aquarium from outside

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above view onto the Souk AL Bahar and the Dubai Mall to the left

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I was wearing a Hessnatur silk skirt, H&M basic top, Patrizia Pepe Tote and sandals from Rome


One week in Dubai DAY 2 – Mall of the Emirates

We spent the second day in the next mall – the Mall of the Emirates. This was definitely our last visit to a mall as we both aren’t such big fans of malls. Our stay was much shorter this time as we only wanted to see the ski lope. Compared to the Dubai Mall it is a better designed and more elegant one. The Asisan chain Din Tai Fung has opened a branch in the Emirates Mall and we went there for lunch (find a more detailed recommendation here). You won’t need more than 2-3 hours there!

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above Penguin-Show at Ski Dubai
below the famous ski slope (way steeper than I thought)

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One week Dubai DAY 3 – Burj Khalifa & Desert Safari

A visit without the Burj Khalifa? Definitely not possible. We booked our tickets easily with getyourguide.de and could thus skip the waiting line. Our tickets cost around 37€, which is quite a lot but it was absolutely worth it. The view from the 124th floor was quite impressive. You see skyscrapers springing up surrounded by super low housing. Although they are already super high themselves, they seem very small when looking from the 124th floor.

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In the evening we booked an Evening Desert Safari. Here’s a little preview and a whole review is up here!

I hope you liked this article. The second part will follow soon!

Enjoy your Monday!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Jenny Monday January 9th, 2017 at 11:49 AM

    Dubai hat mich irgendwie noch nie so angesprochen…aber in den letzten Monaten rückt es immer wieder in meinen Fokus, liegt wahrscheinlich auch an solch tollen Fotos <3

    Liebe Grüße
    Jenny
    http://www.fitandsparklinglife.com

  • Reply Tina Monday January 9th, 2017 at 04:44 PM

    WOW das schaut ja unglaublich aus – eigentlich haben mich die arabischen Emirate noch nie sehr gereizt aber deine Fotos schauen unglaublich schön aus !! Toll <3 ich bin schon gespannt auf deine weiteren Posts dazu :)

    xxx
    Tina
    http://styleappetite.com

  • Reply michelle Monday January 9th, 2017 at 05:36 PM

    This city looks amazing. It’s definitely on my bucket list to visit one day

    michellespaige.com

  • Reply Feyi A Monday January 9th, 2017 at 08:17 PM

    Amazing post!!!
    http://www.marveling-mind.com

  • Reply Sonja Thursday January 12th, 2017 at 11:04 AM

    Ein super schöner Reisebericht – ich will umbedingt auch bald nach Dubai, alleine schon wegen der Wüste <3

    Liebe Grüsse, Sonja
    http://www.littlewhitepages.wordpress.com

  • Reply Courtney Thursday January 12th, 2017 at 02:01 PM

    Wow your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and are giving me a serious case of wanderlust!! The Dubai Mall looks beautiful and I can’t get over the view from the Burj Khalifa!

    http://thecourtneydiaries.com

  • Reply Julia Thursday January 19th, 2017 at 03:02 PM

    So, jetzt bin ich beim “letzten” Beitrag angekommen und muss nochmal meinen Dank aussprechen, Liebes!
    Ich war Null vorbereitet und habe jetzt aber einen tollen Überblick für die 4 Tage, die bald vor uns liegen :) Bestimmt werde ich das ein oder andere neu entdecken – und auch ein paar Sachen von dir mit aufnehmen! Jetzt kann ich es kaum abwarten, dort zu sein.
    Tolle Beitragsreihe!

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