Home Manama to Muscat 2012 Day 4: Dubai as vibrant as ever
Day 4: Dubai as vibrant as ever
Written by Ali Mushaima   
Thursday, 05 April 2012 17:54


Outside the Burj Khalifa in Dubai 

Leaving Oman is always sad, even if we know we will be back soon. We had our breakfast and after wishing our friend Jamal goodbye, we went to visit Al Khandaq Fort.

We then headed to the border. When we got there, we were asked to drive to another immigration office which is 35 km away to stamp Eleni's passport. It would have been nice if the first border office was able to stamp exit visas for non-GCC nationals too. It took us more than an hour, but in the end things went well.

We drove to Al Ain and from there we headed to Dubai. After checking in at our hotel, we had our lunch and then drove to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. What a sight, the place should be on any visitor's list. We had some photographs taken for the team with the car parked just in front of the tower. We also asked if we could visit the Armani Hotel located in the tower and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

No visit to to Dubai is complete without visiting Dubai Mall and again here we saw people very interested in our vehicles.

Dubai Mall, which has a state of the art aquarium, is always very busy – a strong indication that business is back to normal in Dubai, which reflects well on the emirate's leadership.

Dubai is a special destination for a lot of people, but for us, we prefer Oman. Even residents of Dubai looking for a relaxing time and a change of pace will spend have a holiday in Oman, where life often feels like it hasn't changed in hundreds of years.

The tour vehicle got a lot of attention after being parked near Burj Khalifa