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    Sights and sounds of Dubai

    Dubai is a real life example of a man-made oasis. A destination that wasn’t blessed with natural beauty, so it decided to create its own paradise. Live the enthralling account of Yogesh as he traveled on a honeymoon to Dubai, seeking marvels, luxury, and the trip of a lifetime. Their trip cost them a total of INR 1,40,000 which included their flights, transfers, accommodation, sightseeing, and breakfast.

    One of my long term wishes was to witness the tallest building in the world in Dubai. My wife and I agreed on going to Dubai for our honeymoon and with that began the search of an ideal Dubai honeymoon package. A friend recommended TravelTriangle for the same, and hence, I submitted a request on their website.

    I liked the concept of having customized itineraries for travelers. I received a call from Zishan, from TravelTriangle who understood my requirements and further connected me to various agents providing multiple offers for the same itinerary. I selected the best deal given to me by ‘Favourite The Holiday Makers’ agency.

    It felt great how easily I managed to pack all the things I wanted to do on my honeymoon in one package. The excitement and anticipation of the trip left us with striking out days with enthusiasm.

    Day 1: Traditional Arabian cruise

    Flying into Dubai

    We boarded our flight from Bengaluru and arrived in Dubai at 1 pm. The driver was present to receive and drive us to the apartment hotel we had booked. After checking in, we had lunch and then took a quick afternoon nap.

    In the evening, we got ready for the Dhow Cruise and were driven to the cruise by 7 pm. The traditional arabian boat, called a Dhow was fantastically lit up and prepared for some traditional music and dance performances. We spent a nice few hours on the boat cruise with a dinner at the end of it all. The cruise got over at 10pm, after which we returned to the hotel.

    Day 2: Mankind’s greatest achievement

    Sightseeing in Dubai

    The next day after breakfast, we got ready for the Dubai city tour. The driver was present to receive us at 9 am for the tour. We began with a quick visit to the palace of the Sheikh of Dubai. It was jaw dropping seeing the beauty and intricate details of the palace architecture. Followed by which, we visited the Gold Souk and Dubai Fort.

    The Dubai city tour got over by 1 pm, and we proceeded to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, we rested for a few hours at the apartment. In the evening, we were scheduled to visit Burj Khalifa. We reached the Dubai Mall at 6 pm for some shopping. Afterwards, we walked for five minutes to arrive at the foot of this humongous and beautiful tower of steel- Burj Khalifa. My adrenaline was pumping, heart was racing as we climbed up the fastest lift in the world to reach the top of Burj Khalifa.

    View from the top of Burj Khalifa

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    The view from the top was breathtaking and unforgettable. Oh how I wished I could stay there forever. We returned from visit the Burj Khalifa back to the hotel at 10pm and called it a night.

    Day 3: Dune bashing in Sahara desert

    Indulge in some fine shopping

    This day, the first half of the day for us was free so I decided to visit one of my friends during the day for lunch. We indulged in some shopping at the Deira City Center and returned to the hotel by 3 pm. The cab arrived an hour later as we headed for the Desert Safari. It was an incredible experience going off road into the desert in the muscular SUV.

    Shortly, we stopped by a desert camp as we watched the sunset and did some camel riding. The camp had arranged for some refreshments for us along with the belly dance performance. We returned to the hotel at 9 pm and rested for the night.

    Day 4: Spectacular Abu Dhabi

    The beautiful mosque of Abu Dhabi

    A visit to dubai would’ve been incomplete without seeing Abu Dhabi. As our cab took us to Abu Dhabi at 9 am, the first sights of the city with all it’s amazing skyscrapers and architecture was stunning.

    We started by visiting the luxurious Grand Mosque, which had the world’s biggest carpet. Later, we made a short stop by the Dates market, as UAE is known for the best date fruits in the world. Post lunch, we visited Ferrari World. An amusement park dedicated to Ferrari is a dream for any car lover like me. Over there, we had our limits tested by daring to ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster.

    Also, we saw a presentation of Ferrari became this wonderful brand which is almost 80 years old. We departed at 6.30 pm from Abu Dhabi for the hotel. We reached the hotel at 9 pm and rested for the night.

    Day 5: Catching up with family

    A day spent relaxing in Dubai

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    A free day gave us an opportunity to pay a visit to some relative we have living here in Dubai. We went to a few malls and gold souk for buying gold on that day. A relaxed day spent with family as we returned to the hotel in the evening. At night, my wife prepared a lovely dinner for the both of us at our apartment kitchen.

    Day 6: A day of luxury at Atlantis

    Cars in Dubai

    The next day we checked out of our comfy apartment hotel in Dubai and went to Palm Atlantis for day. We checked into the Atlantis at 1 pm with a whiff of luxury and glamour inside the property. A nice way to wind up our stay in Dubai, by staying in the epitome of luxury five star hotels in Dubai.

    At 4pm, my wife and I went to the Jumeirah beach for a walk. In the evening, we went to visit the amazing Lost Chambers and underwater aquarium. We had a luxurious buffet dinner at 10pm and then retired for the night.

    Day 7: Farewell Dubai

    A lovely sunset at Palm Beach

    The next day, we checked out early at 7 am from Atlantis and got dropped at the airport for our flight back to Bengaluru.

    What an amazing ride it was, over this past week in Dubai. From seeing the tallest building, to the biggest carpet, fastest rollercoaster, and what not. Dubai certainly has made it’s own dream destination without any help from mother nature. A magical week for my wife and I as we step into a new phase into our lives with each other.

    Stunning race cars in Dubai

    High Points:

    • Visiting the top of Burj Khalifa was a moment I’ll forever remember.
    • Going to Ferrari World and riding the fastest rollercoaster.

    Low Points:

    • Agent could’ve offered me better flights with better timings.

    Tips to travelers:

    • Don’t forget to visit Abu Dhabi if you travel to Dubai.

    Witness the marvels of Dubai. Book yourself a trip to Dubai and see endless possibilities!

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