My childhood dream: I finally go to Dubai

Since I was a kid, I wanted to see the world’s tallest building. So when the opportunity of going to Dubai came, I had to jump on it. There’s no way I could reject a chance to go here. Who knew, if I would ever get the chance again.

The Burj Khalifa photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

After a 12 hour flight, I went straight to the tallest building in the world. No time to waste. When seeing it in person, I was shocked as to how tall this man-made structure is. It’s like double the size of the freedom tower in NYC. This was an awesome moment for me. It’s hard to explain in words. Just imagine your childhood dream coming true. I was completely losted in the moment. Deep inside my mind, my inner child was happy.

The hallway of the building I was staying in photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

Got to my air bnb, I was surprised to see how clean it was. This was the first time I used this service. I’m starting to prefer it over hotels. I had a whole apartment to myself. I can cook and know what’s going into my food.

The studio apartment I was staying in photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

It’s cheaper than a hotel per night and I don’t have to waste money on eating out. The apartment had a little balcony. Too bad I wouldn’t use it as much, the heat was unbearable. Opening up the door, felt like steam from a boiler being thrown into your face.

The outside view photo courtesy of Hugo Morel

The Middle Eastern heat is no joke. It’s hard to believe it was the end of summer/the being of fall, when I was there. It was around early to mid September during my stay in this desert city. I was told in the months of July and June, sand storms are common. Even with this heat, I won’t let it stop me. Couldn’t wait to see what this city had to offer.

Thank you for reading! Much love and safe travels.

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  1. My childhood dream was to board The Blue Train, one of the world’s best and reigning luxury train in Africa. I so enjoyed it that I became a booking agent!

  2. So odd how people’s dreams differ – I grew up in Kuwait/Bahrain, and the last place on earth I want to visit is Dubai… interesting to see the world from someone else’s eyes πŸ™‚

    • Thank you it’s crazy. Just read your bio. You had an interesting life! I didnt think there were many Catholic Lebanese. I can understand why you might not want to visit over there. Ps my grandma is Lebanese Catholic. Didnt know until i was an adult. explains why i was blading hard at age 23 πŸ˜†

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