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Likes and dislikes in Dubai

A whole new world to live in

Here’s what I liked and disliked about Dubai.


  • Air-conditioner everywhere (mall, bus station, metro, shops, etc). So, despite the hot weather-40 degrees or more- you won’t feel the heat if you’re inside.
  • Skyscrapers with interesting and amazing architecture.
  • The roads and the metro – cheap and exceptional conditions.
  • Waterparks – big and safe. Great idea to refresh. Check the dress code
  • Nightlife – make sure you dress appropriately (check the dress code of the party). My partner wore shorts and he couldn’t get in.
  • Expectations. We checked in a 3 star hotel and exceeded our expectations.


  • Imagine this situation: I was in the bus, with my partner and of course, we were separated (men with men/women with women) and we didn’t know were to stop, so I asked the driver. I got no answer from him, so I asked somebody else in the bus ( another man) and again, nobody was even looking at me! I was very surprised as they want people to come and visit Dubai, but they (men) are not willing to give directions.
  • Men show no respect for women. At least, that is how I felt. And I’m not referring here to the staff (from hotel or attractions – because they are wonderful), but on the street.
  • Water taxi (abra). It’s a boat that takes you to see the old Dubai. It is cheap indeed, but that area it’s intimidating and different from the centre.
  • There was no direct transportation to Al-Maktoum International Airport. You can only take the tube to Jebel Ali (and stop at the last station) and from there take a “taxi” to the airport. From Jebel Ali to Al-Maktoum airport there are 24km and the only way is to get a “taxi” (private drivers). Make sure you check the fare price with the driver before getting in.
  • You cannot visit Dubai by foot. NO WAY!

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By R0xana S.

Born in Romania in the 90's, got a Bachelor's and a Master of Arts in my pockets and with them I got my way into this huge world. Currently living in England, but deeply in love with everything connected to France and Italy. I travel for 3 years and now I decided to write about my travels. Still figuring out about blogging

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