“It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times”- Asian Proverb
Just because we chose to fly with Emirates A380 for our Euro tour we are given 2 nights’ accommodation stay at Dubai for free from Amsterdam before going back to Singapore. This is actually an exciting add-on to our trip and huge bonus as we have never been there. Upon reaching Dubai we are all exhausted and don’t have energy to do much activities like dessert tour we opted to just hang around the city and went mall-ing. Dubai is known as the “shopping capital of the Middle East” and they have marvellous malls indeed!
Dubai is one of seven states and largest city that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a country formed in 1971 from individual sheikdoms. The residents savoured the 0% on tax and crime rate as it is considered one of the safest cities on earth. The law is very strict and inhabitants are maintained with full of the morality. Dubai is considered one of the richest city ergo there are ATMs that dispense gold bars, the police fleet includes a Lamborghini, Ferrari and Bentley so as to catch speeders who can outrun other car makes. Emiratis are provided with free education, free medical and free housing. Before the oil was discovered in 1966, Dubai’s car registration number stopped at 13. As of 2012, there are now more than 1.13 million registered cars in Dubai. Even though the car industry has and still is going through hard times, companies like Ford, Volvo, Porsche, Hyundai, BMW and Toyota increased their sales in 2012 by between 7% and 40%.
The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall in terms of total area for some reasons we kept coming back there because it’s massive with fabulous range of designer shops. It has an indoor aquarium, skating rink, and Armani Café? This mall trumps all mall in terms of size and selection of shops you will not know where to start and It is very posh indeed. Movie buff as we are we catch up with the latest cinema there – Christopher Nolan’s Superman
Have a sight of the tallest man-made structure in the world, the Burj Khalifa. It holds the world records for most floors in a building (163), world’s highest restaurant (n the 122nd floor), world’s highest nightclub (on its 144th floor) and world’s longest elevator travel distance (504m). See the show the Fountain at the Burj Khalifa is the most powerful and biggest automated fountain in the world. It can shoot water 130 metres high — as high as a 50-storey building