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[Trip to UAE] Dreams come true or a trip to country of ‘a best of the best’ - Part I

[Trip to UAE] Dreams come true or a trip to country of ‘a best of the best’ - Part I

January 2020 · 3 min read · Dubai

Everyone has something like a bucket list. A bucket list of things to do, a bucket list of food, a bucket list of movies, books etc, I have bucket lists too. And one of the most important bucket lists is a bucket list of countries to visit. And one of the first countries which I put to that lsist were United Arab Emirates. I planned and dreamed about that trip from year to year. And finally, my dream came true.

Today, I will share with you my thoughts, expressions, emotions everything.

A best of the best country

United Arab Emirates or UAE can be called ‘a best of the best’ country, and it is not becuase it has the best facilities, the best living conditions, the best economy or something else. The reason is another.

One of the most famous sights in UAE is Burj Khalifa, the highest skysrapper in the world. Also, there is the largest region in the world which is covered with a sand (Rub al Khali). The tourism area in UAE is recognized as the fastest developing one in the world. Also, UAE is the safest country in the world. It was mentioned during the world forum in 2016. The world highest hotel Gevora was built in the UAE. Hotel has 75 stores. IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest amusyment park in the world, and it is also located in UAE. Recently, the biggest Micky Mouse, which is made of flowers, belongs to UAE too. The country flag of 70x35 meters was listed in book of Guiness world records. And it is not all, that list can be continued more and more.

VISA to United Arab Emirates

Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay in UAE for a long time because I made just a transit VISA, which is just for 4 days or 96 hours. It took me just a one working day to get a VISA via FLY Dubai airlines.

The list of documents for VISA application:

  • VISA application form;
  • flight tickets (to UAE and from UAE);
  • photo 3x4;
  • passport.

Hotel reservations are not needed. Visa costed 85USD. I received my VISA on email, then I just printed it out and that is all. I was ready for the flight. VISA is valid during a month after it’s issue.


In UAE I mainly used a taxi, because it is one of the most comfortable, fast and kinda not expensive type of transportation in UAE. For example, from airport to my hotel I paid 25 dirhams (7–8 USD). But if you get taxi around hotel to get to airport, it will cost just 12 dirhams, which half cheaper. But if you get a taxi on the road, then the start price will be 5 dirhams (around 2USD). The cost of trip will depend on the distance, but not time like in South Korea. 1km will cost around 1,45 dirhams (0,40USD). A well-known UBER service operates in UAE too, but I wouldn’t recommend it because it is much more expensive than if you just catch a taxi on the road.

As everybody knows, UAE is a muslim country, so there are special female taxis, female vagons in the subway etc. So, there is a strict separation. So be careful when you take a taxi or any other public transportation.

Next time I will tell you about my acommodation

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