As I mentioned before, Joe and I finished out 2014 with a Babymoon to Dubai! We purchased a Groupon for the trip back in February and originally booked the trip for mid-November. Due to a lack of planning on our parts, we had to push it back to December since the original trip fell during Joe's national boards!
I'll be doing a series of posts about our trip over the next week or two: 4 posts about what all we did, a post about traveling with a Groupon, and then traveling while pregnant. So, let's get right in to the fun stuff!
Our first full day in Dubai was spent touring the city! Our trip, which was run by Gate 1 Travel (we did the 7-Day Classic Dubai trip), included the tour. It was essentially a bus tour with various stops throughout the city.
We started by driving through the heart of the city. It was very interesting to see all of the interesting architecture of of the buildings, knowing that 10 years ago the whole area was just desert!
|The Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building|
|World's tallest hotels, the JW Marriott Marquis|
Burj Al Arab, a 7-star resort that has been deemed "the most luxurious hotel in the world."
the suite that's in the middle connecting to the two sides of the resort is $20,000 per night!
|Instagrammin' with the King of Dubai!|
They had a cool computerized display where you could choose a bunch of cities in the world and see the skyline with the Burj Khalifa superimposed in it. It was really cool to see how tall this building is compared to familiar skylines! We took a break from playing with that display for a picture in the waiting area.
I have SO much more to tell y'all from this city tour, but this post is getting long!! Tomorrow, we'll talk about the experience of being up on the Burj Khalifa's observation deck, learning more about the history of Dubai, and visiting the souk (flea market)!
Question for you: Have you ever seen a city via bus (or other vehicle) tour?