UAE & Oman Trip: Day 8-10 Dubayy – A City of Superlatives

“What I have achieved for Dubai is only 10% of my vision for it”

(His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai)

Dubai is a city of destination for superlatives: the first, the fastest, the tallest, the biggest, the highest….and other –est and the most.:

–          The world’s biggest airport

–          The world’s largest waterfront developement

–          The world’s biggest entertainment park

–          The world’s largest mall

–          The world’s tallest tower

–          The world’s tallest hotel tower

–          The world’s tallest residential tower

–          The world’s largest single phase development

–          The world’s only 7-star hotel

–          The world’s biggest man-made marina

–          The world’s tallest serviced apartment tower

–          The world’s …………………………..

(Source: Claims are made by UAE Forum at, though claims are argueable.)

….and with three days effective on hand, we had an opportunity to see and experience some of superlatives in Dubayy (Dubayy is how Dubai is written in Arabic).

Here is a list of places we managed to visit during our three days in Dubai:

–          The Dubai Mall – The Dubai Fountain, Burj Dubai, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

–          Mall of the Emirates – Ski Dubai

–          Jumeirah Mosque

–          Souk Madinat Jumeirah

–          Burj Al Arab – Public Beach

–          Ibn Batuta Mall

–          Palm Jumeirah – Atlantis Hotel, Lost Chamber, Palm Island MRT

–          Dubai Festival City

–          Dubai Museum

–          Dubai Heritage Village



3 thoughts on “UAE & Oman Trip: Day 8-10 Dubayy – A City of Superlatives”

  1. Thankyou for your excellent blog; I have visited Dubai a few times and spent 10 days travelling in Oman in Oct, 2008.Live in Australia and utterly captivated by both Dubai and Oman.You’ve expressed my thoughts entirely re- Muscat and desire to return to experience more etc. I’m fascinated by the beauty, culture, desert, architecture etc.We drove from muscat to Salalah on a whim- we were on way to Nizwa to see fort etc but the Salalah signage tempted us to travel 1000kms thru endlessly changing/beautiful desert to arrive in Salalah at adventure worth the 12 hrs drive…again thank you for sharing your adventures so descriptively and with accuracy (border crossings etc).So pleased to discover your site, prompting marvellous memories of my own wonderful adventures…Best regards Alex

    1. Thank you Alex for your encouraging comments.
      Salalah? I think it is better visited by plane isn’t it? Unless there are so many stops worth visiting along the way.

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