Middle East, Dubai


Rating: 3 out of 5.

You can see the vision and effort put in every building built in Dubai; Attention to detail in every path, every mall and with top “la crême de la crême” in variety of restaurants.

You can visit the Aquarium which is a great environment for families with kids. If you’re like me, avoid the underwater zoo, as the lack of space in which the animals are living will make you rage like the millennial you are. Don’t buy tickets, you’ll only make the owners richer.

We also got to ride camels as a ‘fun’ activity to do, only to realise how poorly the Camels were being treated. A woman in our group even refused to get on them claiming she could see the struggle they were going through.

If you are staying in Sharjah, just know alcohol is extremely prohibited. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a single drink, but you’ll need to grab a cab and leave the area to find one.

Even when you do find an alcoholic store, you’ll be asked to show an alcohol tourist licence valid only to visitors who are non-Muslim and 21 years and over. The Emirate of Dubai offers a free 30-day alcohol licence for tourists, to ensure visitors will not be penalised for breaking the law.

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