My beautiful niece, Sinead, came to visit me in Dubai recently. She had recently spent two months touring around India as an IPL dancer for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Normally I encourage family and friends to visit Dubai when the temperatures are modest. In my personal opinion, the best times are between November – April. From May until October, temperatures become a bit unbearable. Ramadan was also in May this year. This is the time when it is respectful to not eat or drink in public while the local Muslims fast during the holy month. Most restaurants close during the day at this time of day.
Luckily, my niece is a sun lover and managed the heat quite well. Plus, she had acclimatised to the heat during her stay in India. Some of the cricket matches had been played in 48 degrees heat. Needless to say, it was more me that was flaking in the harsh heat.
The first week we tried to do as much as possible as Ramadan was to start the following week. We used the services of Citysightseeing buses and bought a 7 day pass which worked out quite well. We hopped on the bus instead of using taxi’s to get around.We tried to cover all that Dubai had to offer. Sinead loved the Dubai Fountains. I have yet to have any of my guests not enjoy that amazing spectacle.
We also visited Burj Khalifa because how can you come to Dubai and not go up the tallest building.
We popped into the Dubai Aquarium too and we got to watch the crocodiles being fed. We spent many hours in Dubai Mall. Sinead was in 7th heaven with the shopping. What woman wouldn’t be? Take a peak at other fun desert photoshoots!