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Snapshots From Dubai: Souk Madinat & Dubai Old Town

November 3, 2017

Entrance to Souk Madinat, DubaiSouk Madinat, DubaiSouk Madinat, Dubai

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View of the Burj Khalifa from Souk Madinat, DubaiSouk Madinat, DubaiAbra Boat in Souk Madinat, Dubai

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Souk Madinat

The next morning we headed over to explore Souk Madinat, a huge resort complex that’s built to resemble a traditional souk and village. It’s filled with over 75 shops and over 20 restaurants and cafes set around a huge canal where you can have a ride on an Abra boat and see amazing views of the Burj al Arab, alongside a few hotels. It’s absolutely amazing, even if it is filled to the brim with bus loads of tourists all barging past each other to get the best selfies!

It’s so easy to get to as both hop-on-hop-off busses stop at the souk and there’s always plenty of taxi’s waiting outside. It wasn’t the most exciting thing we saw on our trip, but it’s worth stopping by for an hour or so just to see it!

Old Dubai and Dubai Creek

We carried on our tour of Dubai on the hop-on-hop-off bus on the route that takes you around the Old Town (there’s 3 routes) before heading over to see the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Sadly we didn’t have enough time to properly explore Old Dubai, but it just means we’ll have to go back to see it!

We were planning on stopping at the spice and gold markets on the hop-on-hop-off bus and then taking a traditional Abra across the Dubai Creek, but we had our time-slot booked for the Burj Khalifa that we couldn’t miss so we didn’t have time to actually get off the bus and explore. It was good to see it all though, and it’s crazy how huge Dubai actually is!

I’m excited to get into the rest of the posts! We honestly had the most amazing time there! Have you been to Dubai before?

 

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  • Reply
    Kate
    November 3, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Your photos are stunning! It sounds like you had a lovely time. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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      April
      November 9, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Thanks so much Kate! We had an amazing time – we’re dying to go back soon!
      xo April

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    Gemma Evans
    November 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Palm trees, aqua water and blue skies — all good things! I have a soft spot for those colourful planters against the muted wall 🙂

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      April
      November 9, 2017 at 7:04 am

      The water colour is just so perfect isn’t it? It was so hot and humid that I just wanted to jump in there haha!
      xo April

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