Sunday, January 21, 2018

D-2 Old Soulk, Dubai Musuem, Al Fadili Fort, Dubai Creek, Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar, Burj Khalifa, Deira City Centre - Dubai, UAE - Jan 2018

Day 2 - Tuesday 9th Jan 2018 - after a hostel breakfast, I took a Metro from Dubai Internet City to Al Fahidi station focussing my visit to Dubai Museum, The Grand Mosque, Old Souk, Heritage Village, Gold Souk, Spice Souk & Dubai Creek area. After the Old Dubai visit, I took a metro from Al Ras station to Burj Khalifah / Dubai Mall station to visit the surrounding area. A great start for my 1st day to catch a glimpse & feel of an old & new vibrant Dubai city ! 

Dubai Metro : Dubai Internet City > Al Fahidi > Burj Khalifah > Jumeira Lakes Tower; Al Ras > Deira City Centre > Internet City Centre

Dubai Metro RTA card - purchase a new card with a purse value of 25 dhm, eligible for all Metro trains & trams & RTA bus rides, top up anytime with a minimum purse value of 7.50 dhm to continue using the card ! Dubai Metro currently has 2 lines (red & green) serving the downtown city area & airports & a Tram line serving Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Marina mall & Palm Jumeirah area. A mono rail that connects Palm Jumeirah to Atlantis Aquaventure.  

1) Metro Dubai Internet City Station

Metro Internet City Centre, Dubai

2) Views of Dubai city from Metro train's windows (Internet City Centre > Al Fahidi station)

3) Metro Al Fahidi Station 25 (Green Line) - Al Fahidi Metro is within walking distance to Old Souk, Dubai

4) Dubai Museum - entrance fee 3dhm

) Al Fahidi Fort & Wall of Old Dubai

6) The Grand Mosque, Dubai

7) Old Souk, Dubai

8) Dubai Old Souk Station & Dubai Creek

1dhm per boat ride

9) Grand Souk Deira

10) Dubai Spice Souk

11) Dubai Gold Souk

12) Heritage Village 

13) Metro Al Ras station

14) Metro Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall station - get ready an energy muesli bar and be prepared to do a long walk from the Metro Dubai Mall station to Dubai shopping Mall

15) The Dubai Mall

16) The Souk, Dubai Mall

17) Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall

18) Dubai Fountain Lake

19) Souk Al Bahar, Dubai

20) Burj Khalifa -  standing tall, the tallest building in the world ! 

21) Skyscrapers near the Dubai Mall / The Fountain area

22) Metro Deira City Centre station

23) Deira City Centre, Dubai

24) A mosque next to the Deira City Centre, Dubai 

25) Dubai Clock Tower

26) ONTC (Oman National Transport Company) / Mwasalat Office & Bus Terminal - International Bus Service to Oman - pre-booking of my return bus ticket from Dubai to Oman

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