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One week in Dubai DAY 4 – Gold & spice souks
Continue your walk and you’ll get to the Spice Souks. I don’t know if it is a lot cheaper to buy spices there (haven’t asked for prices) but it is definitely worth seeing. As soon as you’ll get out of the small alleys, you’ll reach the Dubai Creek, which was definitely my favorite part. The sun was shining hot and we walked along the riverside. It was so beautiful and reminded me a lot of Istanbul.
Little recommendation: There are small boats, which will take you around the river. But we discovered that the cheapest way is to simply cross the river. This costs 1 DHS, while taking a longer boat tour costs around 25 DHS.
above Old Town Dubai’s Harbour – looks a bit like Instanbul, doesn’t it?
below crossing the river for 1 DHS
One week in Dubai DAY 4 – Dinner at Ewaan at The Palace Downtown Dubai
We were invited to have dinner at Ewaan Restaurant at the Downtown Palace Hotel in the evening. As I mentioned most of the restaurants and bars are located in hotels. Moreover, most of them offer various theme nights – likewise the Downtown Palace Hotel. Every Wednesday it’s The Return of The Arabian Night at the Ewaan Restaurant, which is quite popular in the city. They serve a huge buffet with Oriental specialties. Outside you’ll find a barbecue. Of course, full entertainment is offered and there is a belly dancer and a traditional dancer (get an idea of it here).
EWAAN at The Palace Downtown
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard – Dubai
AED 250 (ca. 63€)
Every Wednesday, 7 pm – 11.30 pm
When you are in Dubai, you can’t miss the beautiful Dubai Fountain Water Performance in front of the Dubai Mall. The performance takes place every half hour in the evening and is so beautiful to see/breathtaking/stunning. You’ll get the full picture in my Dubai Travel Vlog.
One week in Dubai DAY 5 – Off to Abu Dhabi
One week in Dubai Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
above Skyline of Abu Dhabi
below … and back to Dubai on Palm Jumeirah
above view from Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites onto the Palm Jumeirah
One week in Dubai DAY 5 – Internet City
One week in Dubai DAY 6 – Black Palace Beach
Definitely plan in a day (or two days) at the beach! There are tons of beach clubs but we weren’t willing to pay a lot for entrance or consuming/alimentation. We discovered the beautiful public Black Palace Beach and drove there by car. The beach is quite calm even though you’ll find lots of local people. The water is super clear and you’ll have a nice view onto the famous Burj Al Arab Hotel.
One week in Dubai DAY 5 – Madinat Jumeirah
Last but not least, you can combine a day at the beach with a little evening walk through the Madinat Jumeirah. The Madinat is a cluster of hotels, restaurants and shops along the beachside. Of course, all artificially built in 2004. All in all, it’s nice to see but not a must-do in my opinion. Parking is free for two hours, which is absolutely enough time to visit the whole place.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the last part of my Dubai travel diaries! If you want to read more articles about Dubai, have a look here!