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Wanderlust || Dubai

Hi all!

I know it took forever but I've finally come through with a second wanderlust post.


Catch up on the first one here.

It's not my fault people! The spirit is willing but the account is weak.

I visited Dubai a couple of months ago and in as much as Dubai is one of those places that you kind of feel you have visited vicariously due to the number of posts you might have read on it, I must say I was still pleasantly surprised.

Arriving in Abu Dhabi, I was blown away by the airport first of all. Coming from the Murtala Muhammad airport, I was just glad to go through immigration processes without having to "find small thing for anybody". The next thing that awed me was the good roads. I know, I know! But it's been ages since I saw such well done roads. I just kept staring like: What? No way guys! No nerve wrecking speed bumps? Not even small pot holes? Ah ah! Do they have two heads?

Because we flew business class, we were able to get to Dubai from Abu Dhabi where we arrived without hassle.

Before we traveled, we had made a list of places that we wanted to check out. They included the Desert Safari, visiting the Miracle Garden, the Dubai Fountains, the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Atlantis, sky diving and taking a hot air balloon flight.

You should know that we barely did half of these. I remember telling my friends when I got back that I felt robbed and as such, I absolutely have to go back.

I'm not going to inundate you with anymore information on what to do in Dubai and how to go about what because even I am tired of seeing those kinds of posts.

What stood out for me was The Dubai Miracle Garden.



Maybe it's because I had never really seen pictures of it prior to our trip and also, thoughts of the amount of work that would have to go into growing a garden of flowers in a desert. I was impressed.



We visited the Dubai Fountain at least thrice. I just couldn't get over it even after I had seen a ton of videos of it already.


I loved the Desert Safari too. The ride on the sand dunes was quite exciting as was the camel ride. It appears I am afraid of camels. Lol! Frankly, I'm afraid of everything.



I don't have a lot of pictures from my trip as you can see but I will remedy that on my next trip.


Much as I loved my stay in Dubai, I couldn't help feeling sad whenever I unconsiouly compared the city to the cities in Nigeria.

I mean, they have the same oil we do - which they discovered in the fifties just like us and look how far they've come away from being solely dependent on oil. They've been able to build a town so magnificent, the buildings look like Lego creations and we are still struggling with basic amenities such as electricity and good roads.

I'll just stop here because I'm beginning to get really upset and this is supposed to be a feel-good post.

Have you been to Dubai? What was your experience? Please share with us in the comment section.

Until Next Time,
It's Tee

Photographer and Travel Buddy: LuminaEfx

Comments

  1. Gosh! Pictures are beautiful! I never got to visit the miracle garden, may God increase the account balance so we can do more trips. The good thing about tourism in Dubai is that, every trip is a fresh Experience. I equally get tired comparing Nigeria ‘to the abroad’

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  2. Wow, the garden looks so good! I've actually never heard of the place. Love your black and white two piece, it's so chic.

    As for the comparison to Nigeria, I know right? It really is so unfortunate. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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  3. Nice. Such a beautiful place. That is one of the most beautiful gardens I have seen. Making me want to add it onto my list of travels :-D Great article.

    www.rshanphonsi.com

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