Today was my last day in Dubai. Tomorrow, I have several hours in Muscat followed by a trip to Turkey.
My thoughts on Dubai are quite simple.
It is a cool city. I can see why people like it. There’s a lot of malls, yachts, beaches & wealth in abundance.
However, it feels artificial. A lot of the city feels like it’s still under construction. Wherever you go, there are people flaunting their wealth, and showing off the materialistic possessions which they own.
Some people may love that. I respect that. I can see why they would love it.
But for me, it was very overwhelming. I’m a massive lover of wealth in moderation — please don’t get me wrong. But the sheer amount of people showing it off as a boast to strangers simply to boost their ego is stunning.
Will I return to Dubai? Maybe. If I have a reason to, I’m more than happy to come back.
But will it be a destination that I will go out of my way to visit? Probably not.
A lot of people will disagree with my opinion. But that’s all it is: an opinion of one person.
All of that said, I’m very happy I came and was also impressed by the hospitality of the people within the UAE.
I woke up and grabbed some breakfast: Coffee & Croissants. Whilst eating, I switched on the TV and watched the last few minutes of Howard Schulz Town Hall speech on CNN.
I got some work done and had a few phone calls with prospective clients.
I headed to the Marina Metro station whilst listening to some music on Spotify. I purchased the wrong type of ticket, and ended up having a chat with security when i arrived at the Burj Khalifa metro station. Whoops.
I checked out the Dubai mall. It’s big. It’s very big. Massive. I absolutely loved seeing the sharks at the aquarium section. I managed to get lost several times which was slightly frustrating.
I went and visited the downtown section featuring the Burj Khalifa. It was bright. Very bright. I actually struggled to keep my eyes open which was ridiculous.
The Burj Khalifa was massive. But it felt a lot smaller in person than I was expecting it to be. That said, it was still pretty impressive.
I went back to the mall and headed to the metro station. It was absolutely packed on the train but I ended up getting back to my hotel totally fine.
Got some more work done and headed out to grab some more food.
Time to pack my suitcase. Headed to Istanbul tomorrow via Oman which should be great.
Got a bit more work done. I definitely feel like I’m a true-bred entrepreneur. If I’m not working, I feel suffocated. It’s why i always purchase wifi on the planes where possible: I like being able to shape my own future.
Time to go to bed! Cya.