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The Tallest Building In The World 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,...
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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...

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...
Aqaba, the gateway to Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and so much more. I did not travel to Aqaba when some of the others were shooting a movie there, so I missed Petra and had to endure hearing about it over and over again. It was on my Bucket list and I did get to go there many years...
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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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New to Choosing a Cruise? So many questions? Within a short time you will become an expert like other cruisers, but for now a few tips might help. It is so easy to get it wrong! Choosing a cruise is easy, choosing the right cruise is a little harder. Doris Visits does try to help, just search Doris Visits. SEE THE...
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Here is a Dubai film you won't see often. We start in Karama, go to eat street side at Ravi's that watch Carlos Santana in the Park. You can spend on premium goods at the expensive Mall, but there is a down-downtown not too far away, where you can find, and we are quoting the claim made by many...

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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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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As cruising expands rapidly, finding new travellers wanting new and more exciting destinations, and as the Middle East, Arabia open up again ships are now using the improved Suez Canal to base themselves in Dubai. (see our Arabian YouTube Channel) We have ten films showing how to get round Dubai it is so popular, not just as a shopping...
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