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Things to do and see in Dubai

We always knew that Dubai was extreme, but WOW, it’s even crazier than we imagined. We were sitting absolutely silent in the super sterile metro on the way from the airport just staring at the skyscrapers. During rush hour, specific female-only zones become active, which Andri didn’t notice at first and was politely asked to return to the mens area. The metro glided smoothly above the city, in between the giant towers, giving you this futuristic feeling. Dubai is way more Western than we had expected. Before arriving in Dubai people had been warning us that women would need to wear proper clothing, covering their hair, elbows and knees, as in many other muslim countries. However we soon realised that summer dresses and shorts were mostly accepted. You will still see many women wearing the traditional muslim clothing, abaya, covering most of their body, and the local mens (called the Emirati) wearing long sleeved ropes and keffiyeh (headwear). We also did not feel heavy eye staring for being foreigners in western clothes as most of the population consists of expats (almost 80%), mostly from India but also from Europe and the other Arab countries. The first 3 nights we stayed in the famous Cayan Twisting Tower in the Dubai Marina. It’s one […]

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