Travel Blogs from United Arab Emirates

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Australia - Pre Brazil, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Australia - Pre Brazil

A travel blog entry by thailand_dream

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... of 3 flights. An internal flight from Brisbane to Melbourne, followed by 2 international flights. Melbourne, Australia to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. And lastly, Abu Dhabi to Sao Paulo, Brazil. On paper, it was 2 days travel. But in reality, it was ...

A quick stopover, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

A quick stopover

A travel blog entry by robartsroaming

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We arrived in Abu Dhabi at about 7.00am and it was already 34 degrees .... so I am thankful that we didn't go with our original plan of spending the day in the city. So we actually only had about 2hrs at the airport, which was just enough time to go ...

Culture and Sand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Culture and Sand

A travel blog entry by cyndyh

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When I was researching things to do in the UAE, I found this program called "Open Doors, Open Minds" which is run by the organization The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. Their goal is to improve cross-cultural ...

Leaving Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Leaving Dubai

A travel blog entry by mersonjames

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We are on our way to Australia but instead of braving the 24 hour non-stop flight we are doing the journey in short hops. We will be hopping from Aberdeen to Dubai to Kolkata to Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne. Breaking the journey in to short hops avoids the ...

A Day in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

A Day in Abu Dhabi

A travel blog entry by cyndyh

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Today we struck out on our great adventure in Abu Dhabi. After exploring possible ways to get there....public transport (complicated and 3 1/2 hours), rental car ($50 but they don't accept Thai drivers licence) or private car (expensive but ...

We have a guest writer and she's good too, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

We have a guest writer and she's good too

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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Hello to all the friends and family of Pete and Mandy Hutch. Shane and I were invited to submit the Emirates-leg of their journey, as special guest bloggers! It's going to be hard to compete with Pete's vivid entries...but we'll give it a burl. Day 1 ...

Leaving Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Leaving Dubai

A travel blog entry by peteandmandy

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.....Gone ...

Tripping at the last hurdle, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Tripping at the last hurdle

A travel blog entry by izzie

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... of us staged a minor demonstration by refusing to go right back to the main area, a place full of shops, irritating staring Arab men and totally devoid of seats. Instead we sat down in the corridor, against the wall, beyond the security checkpoint. The ...

Atlantis Water Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Atlantis Water Park

A travel blog entry by cyndyh

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When we were planning this trip, one of the things the boys really wanted to do was visit the Atlantis Water park. They have friends here who used to live in Abu Dhabi and they were telling Luke and Jake how much fun the water park was.  So, Ray and ...

Off to Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Off to Dubai

A travel blog entry by cyndyh

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... exploring many of the countries close to Thailand for this spring break we decided to venture a bit further and headed to the United Arab Emirates.  Our plan was to base out of Dubai but then explore from there.  In keeping with making sure ...

Remind me why we are doing this....so very tired!, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Remind me why we are doing this....so very tired!

A travel blog entry by antoinette2607

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Abu Dhabi airport is very busy. There are people here from all over the world. Our connecting flight has also been delayed by one hour and you can't wait in the lounge until the check you in so we wait in a line outside lounge until it opens. I manage to ...

Al-Ain and some more observations on Dubai, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Al-Ain and some more observations on Dubai

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: Being an economics teacher, when I travel I tend to see countries through that frame. The United Arab Emirates has really piqued my interest on how their huge boom has evolved. I have so many questions about what enabled this tiny nation to ...

Dubai... that doesn't look like Dubai!, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dubai... that doesn't look like Dubai!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... I will have to go back to Dubai because apparently you aren't even allowed to leave the airport when you are connecting on Emirates, no matter how long your layover is... I finish catching up on my blog and sleep before boarding another plane headed to ...

Dune Bashing, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Dune Bashing

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We were thinking what could we do in Dubai with so much sand around? Let's go dune bashing in a four wheel drive, ride a camel and do some belly dancing! Initially we had planned to do a desert safari in Oman thinking it would be cheaper as it is less ...

Ten hours in Dubai Duty Free, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Ten hours in Dubai Duty Free

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Our aim was to try and get a transit visa so we could possibly meet a few friends for lunch but once again the 'Curse of the little green book' struck and we were told the only way we would get a visa on arrival would be if we booked a nights ...

Exploring Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Exploring Dubai

A travel blog entry by cyndyh

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... do". We opted to check out the Mall of the Emirates and the Dubai Mall.  Both were HUGE and quite impressive.....the Mall of the Emirates had a ski hill complete with chair lift inside of it and the Dubai Mall had a full size ice rink in it.  I ...

Wild Wadi Water World, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Wild Wadi Water World

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... our newfound friend Sam from Canberra we headed out of the park to check out the massive 7 star hotel well known by all, Burj Al Arab. Funnily enough they wouldn't let us in for a look but we headed to the local public beach to watch the sun set and the ...

In transit, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

In transit

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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Travel tips and closing thoughts on UAE and Oman, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Travel tips and closing thoughts on UAE and Oman

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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We Said: This morning we drove back to the UAE for our last taste of the Western world for a few months. Tomorrow we are flying to Mombasa, Kenya to start our African adventure. In the next few months Internet access will probably be slow and sporadic ...

Under Construction...Dubai City of the Future, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Under Construction...Dubai City of the Future

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... territory in 1971. In the negotiations around the British withdrawal, three new nations were created: Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. The UAE is actually seven very small Emirates (kingdoms ruled by an Emir) that operate together in a sort ...

Is it an airport or a shopping center?, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Is it an airport or a shopping center?

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... top.  Not the first time I've been here but it continues to amaze each time.  In about an hour I hop on another Emirates flight to Osaka...I'm sure it'll be over 10 hours but I haven't confirmed that yet.  Luckily, I have my business class ...

Stop Over in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Stop Over in Abu Dhabi

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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A quick stopover. A bland airport. Lots of sand visible. That, unfortunately, was Abu Dhabi for ...

Desert Safari, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Desert Safari

A travel blog entry by itsem

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We arrived into Abu Dhabi late at night and ready for bed so to avoid the rush at customs we hustled off the plane.. Only to realise almost everyone else was just transferring so we wandered through a virtually empty airport, no queues make all the ...

14 hour layover in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

14 hour layover in Abu Dhabi

A travel blog entry by izzie

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At the end of day 1 [and technically I'm not even there yet] I'm having to amend my list to include, 1d) times I got completely lost. Having said that, I wasn't lost - I knew exactly where I was, just not where I was meant to be... Rewind a ...

Exploring Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Exploring Dubai

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... Madinat Jumeriah. A very pretty reconstruction of the markets in new Dubai with a great view of the changing lights on the Burj Al Arab building, and pretty little canals. We explored all over what is a very spread out city the next day, and caught the ...

Under Construction, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Under Construction

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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... Dubai, the jewel of the Arab world, is one of the 7 emirates that make up the oil-rich Persian Gulf country, The United Arab Emirates. The tiny emirate, twice the size of London, is a kingdom built on the profits of its oil reserves and so one shouldn't ...

All the comforts of home!, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates travel blog

All the comforts of home!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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Returning from Oman, we found the best western type hotel we have stayed at during our travels. It felt like home, with the soft duvet covers and comfortable bed. It was great having a kitchen where we could actually cook our own food, even if it only ...

Short Layover in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Short Layover in Abu Dhabi

A travel blog entry by dane

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... all kinds of music (I jammed to Arabic pop), music videos, and games.  The first 6-hour flight to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates flew by.  It's also cool because we flew over some hotspots that are in the news every once in a while.  ...

Visiting the Blake family at their new house!, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Visiting the Blake family at their new house!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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We caught a ride with Waheed and he dropped us off at a mall across from Donnah’s new house.  However, the problem was that you couldn’t cross the highway and we had to catch a taxi.  We waited for about 15 minutes and finally a ...

Plans Unravelled - New Plans Made, Dubai, United Arab Emirates travel blog

Plans Unravelled - New Plans Made

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... for a 4 day visit due to leave 2 days after we arrived in Dubai (from South America). We had booked these after Ebony's January Emirates work roster had come out and we knew she would be away for these days but back after wards when we could have some ...

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