Maybe we went to Amsterdam with a little misconception – that this is yet another of many European cities, that the way of life is just the same as we are used to it from home and that we practically will not see something particularly impressive or new. But it wasn’t like that. We were surprised about Dutch capital. Positively!
It is a place intertwined with canals that are crossed with many bridges. Thousands of bicycles and houses, built in a typical architectural style, are connected to endless chains. The local people, together with tourists in sunny weather, sit in bars, drink beer, smoke some green substances and simply enjoy. We are really glad that Amsterdam is far from being described as a typical European capital.
This time, we are heading to the country, that is famous for tulips, windmills, cheeses and the capital city in which smoking of cannabis is quite ordinary; workers who are »employed« in the oldest craft (probably everyone knows what we are talking about) even have their own union 🙂
Baam! Increase your speakers volume, shift to HD resolution and squeeze play! This is our 7 day road trip in United Arab Emirates – trip to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and desert safari in Ras Al Khaimah – in 113 seconds.
We all know that the United Arab Emirates are known as one of the most modern and fast developing countries, but at least for the moment they have forgotten about one rather important thing in their development – good public transport. However, why bother with the establishment of regular bus and metro lines, when the price of gasoline is at least half the price compared to ones in Europe. This is perfect for locals who like to drive huge and especially greedy cars.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is also the largest emirate. The city is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. Like in Dubai, Abu Dhabi is also in extremely rapid development and urbanization in recent years… but (at least at first glance) life in the capital is much friendlier than in Dubai – a large number of parks and, above all, greater cleanliness and orderliness of the city.
When we speak about United Arab Emirate, each of us first think about Dubai. A modern city on the Arabian Peninsula, which is visited by more than 15 million tourists every year, and the number is rising steadily every year. This is also reflected in the increasingly intense construction of hotels, shopping malls and other attractions that attract even more people to the city.
Our trip to the United Arab Emirates started in Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven emirates that is approximately two hours’ drive away from Dubai and three from Abu Dhabi. The city itself cannot yet compete with the above-mentioned neighbors, but nevertheless, it is developing very rapidly… hotels with private beaches, relatively large shopping centers are being built, and additional tourist offer is expanding → they can boast with longest zip-line in the world!
It’s finally time to check off United Arab Emirates from our bucket list! Modern cities, with of course, Dubai and Abu Dhabi at forefront, which are still filled with rich history and permeated with fragrances of perfumes and spices.
We thought about the Emirates for a good time now, but we always choose other destinations. A good year ago, we even bought ourselves a Lonely Planet, but until now it was only sitting on the shelf and served as an excellent dust catcher 🙂
The year is almost over, the last one standing is December – the month, most of us connect it with holidays, snow, family and Christmas fairs. Nevertheless, the last month of the year is not reserved only for mulled wine, gingerbread and other sweet stuff, but it is also excellent for longer vacations somewhere in a warmer part of the world.
When we planning a trip we always take care of comfortable accommodation, do a research how we will get from point A to point B, sometimes we even select where we will eat… Everything with a reason that we will enjoy our vacations without any worries. However, we forget the most essential – our health and our finances, if something goes wrong. When we travel, we are usually braver, we do different and often more adrenaline stuff, eating food we would never have tasted back home, we walk through unknown paths and we mostly do not realize that there could be anything but a pleasant surprise right around the corner… and here travel insurance comes in.
We can choose among many providers, so it is always difficult to pick the right one. Maybe you can trust our judgment and choosing travel insurance with CORIS. Why? Because they are specialized for foreign countries, have range of all kinds of offers and an additional plus – they are available 24/7. Unfortunately, we all know this words – disaster never rests.