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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.
After gazing at the destination board at Dubai’s terminal 2, Kish piqued my interest. Kish Island, as it turned out. Kish beach, photo by Hannaneh710 In case you don’t know – I certainly didn’t – Kish Island is in Iran, and easily accessible from Dubai. Not only do Kish Air and Queshm Air fly regularly [...]
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.
Apart from the world’s best hotel (Burj al-Arab), the world’s tallest building (Burj Khalifa) and artificial islands (The Palm Jumeirah and The World), Dubai is known for its fabulous shopping malls.
We fell in love with Basta Art Café instantly. In a courtyard of an old wind tower, Basta is in the Old Bastakiya quarter, close to Dubai Creek. There was even a cafe cat!
Favourite hotels of 2009 include Dubai, Hønefoss, London, Sardinia, Denmark, Sweden, Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Paris, Bahrain, Kuwait