Dazzling Dubai

Sarah Smith on 12 April 2012
I've seen Dubai evolve over the years, and it never ceases to amaze me! Not only known for its designer shopping malls and glitzy hotels, there is so much more to Dubai waiting for you to find.

I would highly recommend catching the metro, which is unbelievably good value and clean, or a cab down to Bur Dubai. Take an abra ride (a small wooden boat) on the creek for a glimpse of what old Dubai was like before all the development began. It's a great way to get a tan, whilst enjoying the sights on this busy waterway.

Reasonably priced, by Dubai's standards, there are also small cafes on the creek side where you can sit with a peppermint tea and Arabic snacks whilst watching the boats bob up and down the creek as the sun sets...marvellous way to end a day of shopping around the souks in this area.

TIP – Pre-book your Burj Khalifa 'At the Top' ticket before leaving the UK, much cheaper than paying on the door and guaranteed entrance.