The last 2 days of our trip were mainly for resting and shopping. We went to Dragon Mart to look for industrial ovens and things. We got there and honestly, it was more nauseating than anything. All these cheap perfumes and lots of fake items too made us gag. The building is HUGE! We sha found someone with industrial kitchen items after roaming around for an hour.
|Yo, there's a dragon behind me!|
|Bag - Fake; Bag - Fake; Bag - Fake; EVERYTHING: FAAAAAAAAAKE!|
By the next day we had made up (YAY!) and we visited the Gold Souk to buy presents for our family members and friends - not gold o (I have not reached that level but one day... Amen)! Little pashminas and things are what we got.
|Imagine hundreds of shops like this EVERYWHERE!|
|The vendors were very friendly and kept telling us how Nigerians are so rich and come to spend money.|
|Bought a bunch of stuff from this guy and he gave me a free purse :)|
|I told you :D|
|Erm, you're blocking my purse|
|Mister Man, are you taking MY picture or a selfie?|
|Obviously a selfie|
From the Gold Souk, we wanted to head over to Dubai Mall, but instead of taking a taxi there directly, we'd planned to cross the Dubai Creek on one of their abras. An abra is a wooden boat that people use to cross from one side of the creek to the other, and it costs only ONE Dihram per person! Nice, cheap way to move and the scenery is nice to see, even though the ride is barely 5 minutes long. You can rent one for 30 minutes or an hour for 30 dirhams, I think.
|Hey there, abras behind me|
|My photographer didn't think to take a picture of the whole boat :-||
|Yo, the gangsta couple! Not quite. Which gangsta gives the peace sign|
|Scenery - Old Dubai, I think|
When we crossed over, we stopped at a roadside shop to get candy and nuts to bring back home with us.
|Look at 'em nuts. (Hehe)|
Then we got a taxi and took in some more scenery on the way to Dubai Mall.
|I love these mills.|
|The Architecture in Dubai is STUNNING!!! It's not just about the skyscrapers... even the houses in New Dubai are beautiful|
|This what the train stations look like - waaaay kewl!|
We fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinally made it to the mall for last minute shopping and took a few pictures outside.
|Dear friends, please notice this picture with the full Burj Khalifa in the background|
|Now see mine... Best Photographer Award goes to.... ME!|
|Okay, he managed to somehow try in this shot.|
|Look, there's a Berry on your left!|
|No wait, she's on your right...|
|I meant LEFT...|
|Okay, I'm dizzy. All done!|
BUT FIRST... one more set of pictures from the hotel :D
|Cakes snaps while I do the running man in the background|
|And erm, some other kinda dance|
And with that, I end my Dubai series :) I hope you've enjoyed our pictures. If you want any tips for traveling to Dubai, be sure to holla at me.
|This is one of my favorite pictures from our trip. It's carefree, happy, and simply calm.|