Seabourn Encore 37-Day Seas of Sinbad From Greece to Singapore 21st Day: Dubai

Seabourn Encore docked at Dubai Port for some passengers to disembark and some to embark on the journey to Singapore or as far as Auckland.

Although we had been to Dubai on various occasions, we still went on an organized tour called “the Golden City”.

Dubai is an ultra modern city among the seven states in the United Arab Emirates. It’s known for luxury shopping, wonderful architecture and lively nightlife scene.

Burj Khalifa is one such example of ultra modern architecture. The tower, 830 m. tall, dominates the skyscraper filled skyline.

Dhow building and pearl fishing used to be the people’s main livelihood but no longer.

On the contrary, numerous investors are attracted to invest here because of favourable aspects and political stability of the city.

A visit to Deira district brought us to the Spicy Souq with nostalgic smell of various spices.

At the Gold Souq we saw the largest ring in the world, made of 21 karat gold, weighing 63,856 kgs. and requiring 55 workers × 45 days × 10 hours daily for manufacturing.

Dubai is ultra modern, beautiful, sophisicated and a miracle that many countries can only dream of.