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Shivam Khandelwal


My Dubai 2 Day Stopover Turned into a Vacation

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4 months ago
4 months ago
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I was leaving for New York from Mumbai and I booked the tickets. Guess what? Don’t book tickets when you are tired. I booked tickets that had a Dubai 2 day stopover. Yes, 2 days! I was really angry at myself, but thought of letting it go. Decided to meet up with a few friends in Dubai, but as my luck would have it, they weren’t there as well. Resigned myself to being bored, but thought of my backpacking days when I would happily travel alone. So, I decided to do the same. My Dubai friends suggested Only Dubai Visa for the 48 hour transit visa. I about the Dubai stopover package price, and it was surprisingly affordable. Quickly bought it.

Once in Dubai, I had thought I would buy tour tickets at the this was a bad move. Most tickets are sold out, and it is better and cheaper to go through a tour provider. Again, was recommended by my Dubai friends, the name of ‘Dhow Cruise of Rayna Tours ’. I thought why I do only dhow cruise, but turns out, they have many tours, and all over Dubai. I chose Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, and Dhow Cruise.

I got an express pass for Burj Khalifa, and I did not have to wait much. The elevator is fast, and I mean fast. I was informed that it is the fastest elevator in the world. It stopped at the 124th floor. The viewing deck is known At the Top, and aptly so. I felt like on top of the world. The view is just I could see so far, and all the other skyscrapers looked like dwarfs. I even used the digital binoculars for a comparative view. I am so glad that I got to be here. Did not feel like leaving.

That same rather, night, I had the dhow cruise. I chose the Dubai Marina one. I was welcomed aboard with a welcome drink and was seated at my table. I could see this place was filled with couples, which made me miss my girlfriend, she would have loved this. Entertainment was a brilliant Tanoura dance performance, and the food was so good. I couldn’t get enough of the kebabs. Combined with humus, they were magic. Finally, I went on top to enjoy the views of Dubai Marina. This region is gorgeous. I will recommend this to people who love sightseeing.

And on my last day, I went for the Dubai Frame tour. I have to say, it is nothing like I have ever seen. This is a huge frame. I was expecting something no, this place was classy and stunning. The walk on the glass bridge felt like I was walking on air. Many other tourists were actually feeling scared to walk on it, but not me. The VR and AR experiences galleries were good too. I preferred AR as it felt more realistic. This is quite a unique place. 


Finally, I was done with my Dubai trip, and have to thank my friends in Dubai, who guided me in the right direction. The sightseeing watched during Dubai 2 is one of the best in the world. Now, I am going to plan a proper trip the next time, along with my girlfriend. I had wanted to do the desert safari but it would have been exhausted. That’s for next time. Who knew my mistake while booking my flight would turn out to be so awesome?


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