I moved to Canada when I was fifteen years old for boarding school, I met people from all over the world but I always remember how excited I was when I met a guy from Dubai. I automatically found him interesting and wanted to know everything about his culture. We became really good friends and I kept in my wallet for many years a tiny picture of The Burj Al Arab, wishing to go some day and see this amazing place.
Many years later I made it!
♥ Michael Bublé – All I Want for Christmas is You
What was the best part about traveling to this side of the world?
It is well said that after visiting this part of the world, your whole perception changes. You realize how money can build a country and turn it into literally a dream. Dubai is just beyond amazing, from the bus stops in the streets with AC inside them to watching people walk around elegantly with perfect ironed traditional Emirati attire next to their beautiful classy wives with their designer bags, to visiting the Aquarium, and going up the Burj Khalifa and watching the Dubai Fountain’s show. I will promise you it will all blow your mind!
Most people hear Dubai and instantly think that it is a destination they can’t afford, I have to disagree. There are many ways to make this trip happen and one of them is by booking your flight tickets from many months before, and searching for complete packages including flight tickets and taking a cruise ship.
Continuing the journey onboard …
After spending 3 nights in Dubai and seeing it all, we took a cruise ship. I love going on cruise ships because it allows oneself time to relax and explore while having everything inclusive on board. You can forget about packing a million times and hopping from hotel to hotel, making it totally worth it. The only thing you have to remember is to have fun. We took the Costa Cruise Ship Line and I had a blast. I was able to visit on that trip Oman, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Sharjah and I had the opportunity to see all the other emirates, including stops at some of the most beautiful mosques. My favourite was the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, it definitely is a must see!
You will be surprised when you look at the prices. This vacation was really special for me. I did it in the Christmas season and it was beautiful. I would recommend going at this time of the year as it isn’t too hot and everything is decorated beautifully!
I absolutely recommend this trip; I just warn you that after visiting these magical places nothing will be ever the same.
3 sleeps until Christmas!