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FC: DUBAI 2012 | Exterior (Copyright Burj Al Arab)
1: Why Dubai ? | The unique architectures of Dubai has captured many tourists. It's historical yet futuristic attractions are very moving. Dubai's man-made skyscrapers and islands are extremely innovating. It inspires people that anything is possible! | I want to experience the rich and the luxury Dubai has to offer with my girlfriend. We think that this would be the perfect get away for the Christmas Holidays (Dec 26-Dec 31).We think that it is best to visit Dubai in the winter because the weather and temperature will not be as hot.
2: Dubai is a city located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Situated southeast of the Persian Gulf, it has the largest population in the UAE. Famous for their extraordinary architectural monuments, Dubai is renowned for its wealth and economic development.
3: For our transportation, we will be travelling first class with Emirates Airlines to Dubai. They have one of the finest services and facilities, which includes a personal cabin, spa treatments, deluxe meals, the most updated entertainment, and of course outstanding comfort. They also offer wifi connection in the air to allow passengers to stay connected with their loved ones and for business purposes. One thing we can only do as tourists on a vacation: spend excessively! So, might as well pay the price for the highest quality!
4: 7 Star Hotel - Burj AL Arab | For my accommodation, I believe the infamous Burj Al Arab hotel is a must stay. Along with my girlfriend, we can experience the world's only "seven-star" hotel. We will be staying at the Panoramic one-bedroom deluxe suite. We will also be having our first dinner at Al Iwan, which serves Arabic cuisine. After a tiring day of sight-seeing and traveling around the country, a luxurious spa is the perfect way to relax. | Spa (Copyright Burj Al Arab) | Room (Copyright Burj Al Arab)
5: The Burj Al Arab has captured international attention and awe. It has been ranked the top most photographed buildings in the world! The Burj Al Arab hotel is famous for their excellent architectural designs, creatively combining Arabic colors and patterns but with a modern twist. Despite the modern look of its lobby, their deluxe suites are designed to let their guests taste the Arabian culture.
6: Palm Islands
7: Nakheel - Palm Jebel-Ali (Copyright Nakheel) | Nakheel - Palm Jebel-Ali (Copyright Nakheel) | And of course, who could forget the Palm Islands? These are man-made islands, developed by Nakheel properties, are an absolute astonishment. Nakheel is a real-estate developer in Dubai and creator of not only the palm islands, but also many residences and malls. Nakheel is undoubtedly an example of entrepreneurial governance of the tourist industry. However, the government of Dubai takes great initiative to preserve Dubai's tourism industry as well. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) website of Dubai was developed for this specific reason.
8: The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building on Earth, and would be a treat to visit it. My girlfriend and I really admire the structure of this skyscraper. It is architecturally unique, and the grounds surrounding it simply adds to the beauty of the building. It is a complete work of art!
9: Burj Khalifa | Just seeing these photographs is already breathe taking. To be able to stand in the observation deck and witness the view will be magical.
10: WEST KRABI COAST | November 10 | Ski Dubai
11: Winter is my personal favorite time of the year. I enjoy snow boarding tremendously, which is why we will be heading to Dubai's indoor ski resort. This resort features a 60-meter high ski slope with five major runs including the world's first indoor black run! Despite the weather being 40C during summer, Ski Dubai is able to maintain its ski resort at temperatures between -1C to -6C. Whenever the desert heat becomes too overwhelming, simply hide in this resort! This man-made "natural" attraction is definitely worth a visit!
12: Dubai offers a wide range of delicacies from American, French, Italian and even Chinese cuisines to make their guests feel at home. However, what my girlfriend and I are really routing for is their Arabian delicacies. I believe that food is one of the best ways to learn and experience foreign cultures. I have heard so many great things about their camel dishes, and would like to try some of their stuffed camels. We have also taken the initiative to research on other "must-try" Dubai delicacies, such as Shawarma, Al Harees and Egyptian Milk Custard. We hope to be able to try these foods while traveling around Dubai.
13: Cuisine | Rosa's Yummy Yums - Stuffed Camel | Preparing Shawarma at Al Mallah restaurant - Asghar Khan | Egyptian Milk Custard - optocook | Al Harees - Qatar Foundation
14: Unfortunately my dream vacation will come to an end. This trip to Dubai will arguably be the best vacation I will ever experience with my girlfriend. The flight will be a top-grade quality ride and will be worth the price. Our stay at the Burj Al Arab will be our romantic "seven-star" experience. The attractions that we chose to visit will be breathe taking. The Palm Islands will be the best relaxing beach experience. The architectural features of Burj Khalifa will definitely be magical. The cuisines will be most exotic, yet delicious. In other words, everything will be perfect. In short, this is the ultimate dream vacation I would like to go to with my girlfriend.
15: Cost break down | Airplane Ticket (round trip) for 2 persons = CAD 16,922.12 Panoramic One-Bedroom Suite at the Burj Al Arab = CAD 2,710.60 Luxurious dinner at Al Iwan at the Burj Al Arab Hotel = CAD 111.25 x 2 Observation Deck at Burj Khalifa = CAD 72.13 x 2 Full day Ski-pass = CAD 166 Penguine Encounters = CAD 96 Snow Park = CAD 72 Last dinner at the Culinary Flight at Burj Al Arab Hotel = CAD 271.33 x 2 Shopping Expenses = CAD 500 | Total = CAD $21,104.81