Dubai is a study in contrast: an old souk with wooden beamed roofs in narrow alleyways. Just across the creek, hyper-modern skyscrapers of the most futuristic designs.
According to the Dubai Airport website, the renowned Dubai Duty Free covers 5 400 square metres of shopper’s paradise. Well, it’s certainly not located in Terminal 2. There’s only one shop in Terminal 2. A rather uninteresting one at that. That, and just a few cafeterias.
Where can you find the world’s best hotel, the world’s tallest building, and several artificial islands where the world has been recreated? Why, in Dubai, of course. And there’s more: If you’re in the United Arab Emirates, part of the travel experience is a bit of Dubai shopping. Or at least having a look at [...]
On our very first day in town, we discovered a cool Dubai cafe. Cool in every sense: Basta Art Café is located in the courtyard of an old wind tower. Lucky for us, it was just across the street from our hotel in the Old Bastakiya quarter, close to Dubai Creek.