Friday, June 18, 2010

Detour - Layover in Dubai

We had a 10 hour layover in Dubai so we ventured into the city to see what the hype was all about. When all was said and done, we both agreed we'd love to return to this modern city filled with fabulous architectural wonders. The weather didn't was 99 degrees at 5am. Thank goodness they had plenty of indoor activities to keep us nice and cool during our visit.

The first thing on our list was to check out the tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa. The building was completed in January 2010, so it was exciting to see the new city attraction. The views of the city/desert were incredible. It's hard to believe that people actually live there. There were some fascinating exhibits documenting the construction of the building. It was quite inspiring to see how this modern architectural beauty was created. Every detail of the building was incredible. Well done Dubai!

We spent the remainder of our time in the gigantic Dubai Mall. The shopping is out of this world and the aquarium could entertain one for hours. We definitely appreciated the food court that had every American food chain possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our tacos from Baja Fresh and refillable fountain diet cokes. Just a little bit of heaven on earth.

PS - we will be hitting up the indoor ski slopes next time around

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I want to got Dubai but I will not be going up in the world's tallest building.