Dubai has a tropical desert climate and the weather gets insanely hot! With summer temperatures reaching an average 106 degrees, it would be easy enough to  just to stay indoors, lounge on the couch, and remain completely sheltered from the sun… easy enough, only… you’re in Dubai! You’re in an Arabian paradise, the crown jewel of the Emirates!

With Rebecca as my partner in crime,  we set off to steal some of that summer fun unique to this Arab Emirate city. Fortunately for us, Dubai has countless recreational activities and fun events for indoors or outside.

 

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Photos snapped from our taxi cab as we race towards the city.

 

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The Burj Khalifa, located behind bridge, is the tallest building in the world at 160 stories high.

 

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Just arrived at the entrance to the Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

 

There is no was to adequately explain just how marvelous this place is. I can tell you that even these pictures posted below hardly do it any justice. The Madinat Jumeirah is just one of the places you sort of have to see for yourself. It is a breathtaking and unique shopping, dining, and entertainment destination that has earned the name, “the Arabian resort of Dubai“.

 

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Gold to go ATM machine

 

Let me ask you a question: Have you ever just been walking around, doing a little shopping, when all of a sudden you got the hankering to purchase some solid gold bars to line the inside of your pockets? No? Well me neither, but apparently in Dubai somebody felt the need to install these gold dispensing ATM machines – It must be real nice!

 

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She’s my Arabian princess!

 

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The top of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah protrudes out over the nearby resort.

 

This iconic sail-shaped hotel had been voted the world’s most luxurious hotel. Hotel guests even receive an optional chauffer-driven Rolls Royce to get around town.  I considered booking a room at the Burj Al Arab hotel; but I thought it better to pay my mortgage over the next three months.

 

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I don’t know about Rebecca, but Big John is ready to beat the heat and move indoors!

 

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View of Al Kazim Towers in Dubai.

 

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Driving to our next destination. It better be indoors!

 

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Now that’s what I call a cool mall fountain!

 

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You know she wasn’t standing outside of Tiffany’s by accident!

 

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Rebecca rests in the courtyard shade outside Dubai Mall.

 

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It’s getting hot out here, Taxi!

 

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There’s nothing like being in the desert and searching for that cool sip of water!

 

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Atlantis:  The Palm Hotel and Resort, Dubai

 

Well, there is only so much of this desert heat that Rebecca and I can take. Our next stop is swimsuits and waterslides! We’re going to make a cool splash at Atlantis in Dubai!

 

Happy travels,

Big John

 


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