Yesterday, I recapped the first part of our bus tour of Dubai. We left off at the elevator heading up to the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building!
After we got back down from the Burj Khalifa, we ate lunch in the Dubai Mall. We ate some Lebanese food and got to know some of the people in our travel group. We also took in how large this mall was!
The museum also had a house that the people of the area lived in up to 40 years ago!
Once we got to the souk, we had some free time to walk around and check out the shops. The souk had a spice market, gold market, and a clothing market. The cool thing about the market was that the gold in the shops all had to be genuine, or else the government would shut the shops down.
Right when it was time to leave, the sun started to set over the city and made for a really pretty view.
Once we got back to the hotel, Gate 1 Travel fed us a buffet dinner and told us about the schedule for the rest of our trip. We had quite a full first day, so Joe and I went back up to our room and fell asleep really early that night. Overall, we got to see a lot of Dubai and experience lots of the cool things the city has to offer--and that was just the first day!
Next up in the recap of our trip: our time out in the desert, a dinner cruise, and the fountain show at the Dubai mall! That'll be comin' at ya next week.
Question for you: What's the tallest building you've been in? Have you ever been to a local market while traveling?