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Dubai For 48 Hours: Dubai Heritage Village & Dubai Diving Village

After a long walk, including a thrilling taxi boat to the dark, I finally arrived at the Heritage Village and the Diving Village (photo 2). I quickly left the tourist attractions. I did a few snapshots of traditional houses run by women who cook or weave. And I joined friends at a terrace’s table of one of the restaurants located at the water’s edge. The view is unobstructed. Gentle breeze, you can easily forget the city and spend hours snacking Lebanese mezzes. But tonight we have a party at the Buddha Bar. So we move back to Jumeirah Beach for a quick stop at the hotel.

Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2013, tous droits réservés. 

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Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach: A room with a seaview

Beautiful view’s room on the emerald sea of the Persian Gulf. Picture 1: right side of the panorama, one of the three artificial islands of The Palm or Palm Islands. Pictures 2 & 4: direct view of the public beach in front of Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach. Too bad the beach is separated from the hotel entrance by an incongruous parking. Otherwise the hotel is very well located for an express stay in the tourist area of Jumeirah Beach, in a pleasant long walk by the sea, including sidewalk cafes and restaurants, a few shops (like Boots, very handy) and close to the Marina Jumeirah, where you can find the Buddha Bar (coming up post). Picture 3: left side of the panorama from my room.

Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2013, tous droits réservés. 

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Dubai For 48h: Dubai Creek, On My Way to Dubai Heritage Village

From the Deira Gold Souq, I’ve walked along the Deira Creeks (pictures 1 & 2), then jumped in a taxi boat (pictures 3, 5 & 6) to the vicinity of Dubai Heritage Village (picture 4), where I stopped and chilled at the terrace of a cafe full of people with a view of one of the banks. The fresh orange juice is delicious. The walk from the Deira Gold Souk is long, forget your flip-flops for an old pair of sneakers (especially if like me, you get to lose the way!). But the Deira district offers a  relaxing part of Dubai, so far away from the ultra-modern buildings of Downtown. To recommend to anyone looking for a break of the madness of malls, shopping and resorts.

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Dubai For 48 Hours: Around The Deira Gold Souk