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The Burj Khalifa has a viewing platform on the 124th floor, for which, like many attractions in Dubai you have to purchase tickets in advance. Seriously, there is every chance it will be sold out if you leave it until you get there. It stands, the tallest building at 2717 feet to the roof, making the Empire State Building...
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The world's Party town - each, drink, be merry & behave. Dubai reminds me of LA about 25 years ago, the place is awash with flash cars, swanky bars, restaurants with style, and areas of extreme poverty and deprivation. London is now like that. The difference in Dubai is, the waiters don't complain about the size of their tips, there...

Dubai Emirates Mall

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The Mall is slightly older than the Dubai Mall and is a little smaller. It might have a few more up market shops, that is arguable, but it is easier to orientate around. You would be pushed to see both in one day but it is not impossible on the metro if you are nimble. This one is a...
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The Suez Canal widens for bigger business and the ships sail through. Arcadia sails there in 2019 on a wonderful itinerary Dubai to Southampton! But Dubai has also become the long weekend shopping trip. In Dubai there is so much to choose from. The Souks local to the cruise terminal are wonderful, The Gold and Spice on one side of the...
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Dubai is a long way away to be in a short cruise unless you fly cruise. It is on longer cruises but Fred Olsen includes it, the Arcadia does it yearly and the Oceana adds it in 2019 as do Thomson with fly cruise. See links below. Which ever way you go it is worth it and you will...
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Dubai is now a popular cruise stop, and occasionally passengers are lucky enough to get an overnight. You may go for a holiday so here is a list of things to do, and things not to do if you don't want to be arrested. And being arrested here means arrested! The P&O Arcadia stops there on the way back...
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The first time we went to the Madinat , the playground of the rich, we went by taxi for dinner, spoilt by our son and his wife who lived there. We took a ride on a gondola type boat in this man made Venice where there are most big franchise bar restaurants. This whole resort is a very expensive...

Dubai Marina

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Dubai Marina is the place to party on land, sea or in the air! Skydivers have made base jumps off from the top of the Princess Tower which is the second tallest building in Dubai, standing at 414 m (1,358 ft). However you might just prefer a speed boat tour, a boat trip like Jean takes you on, or...
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Jean takes you from the Metro, through the Marina to the full on action Jumeirah Beach, where just about every mad and expensive toy and plaything is available. Power jets that have you flying up out of the sea, camel riding, parasailing behind an expensive boat, zip lines, discos, everything imaginable that money can buy is on the beach....
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First a warning the Dubai Creek Metro stop does not take you to the area of the creek you might expect, as you will see from the film. The Gold Souk and Spice Souk are one side of the creek and the Old Souk and Heritage Village are on the other side nearer to the cruise terminal. Heritage Village and...
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