One Saturday while in Abu Dhabi, I was fortunate to spend the day in Dubai with a friend and his lovely wife. They have lived there a number of years, and took me on a journey to see “The New, Lunch, and The Old” Dubai. It proved to be the perfect way to spend the day.
Riding over from Abu Dhabi, my driver pointed out all of the interesting sites along the way, including the bridge / overpass that marks the “border” between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Passing new construction, tall buildings, and sparkling glass, we soon were traveling along the interstate past sand, sand, and more sand. Truly amazing to think that this is how the whole area looked not so many years ago!
Swiftly making our way, we arrived in Dubai around noon. Perfect time to hit the Dubai Mall. And of course, don’t you buy your Aston Martin at the mall?!?!?
Next we had lunch, and watched the dancing waters.
With the Burj Khalifa as the backdrop, you feel as if you are in another world.
Here’s a shot of the Burj…rising from the ground, over 160 stories tall, it appears to be at the very least a mirage! It is a stunning piece of art and architecture.
Next, we left our Italian cafe (of course, we ate Italian food for lunch!) to head to the waterfront. Here, we wandered the side streets, and ended up sipping tea while enjoying the water views.
Back to the night life in Dubai, we (almost) watched the sunset – or should I say we watched the sun get completely swallowed by a cloud! Still, the color was beautiful.
After enjoying a glass of wine, and saying our “good byes”, I was off by taxi to Abu Dhabi with fond memories of time spent with new friends.