The second major part of my Dubai travel diaries is more focused on touring the amazing parts of the city! For our lunch, we had the privilege of visiting the famous Burj al Arab's Junsui restaurant!
The interiors were beyond beautiful but I literally couldn't stop thinking about the technical planning that went into this structure. #ArchitectureStudentProblems Haha!
We had lunch at Junsui and it was amazing but as you can see, we were nearing sunset when we got there because we were so incredibly delayed! In fact, the staff was already advising us to take the food that we wanted to eat because they were about to clear it all away in preparation for their dinner menu! I guess this is always going to be the problem with group tours.
Basically, we were so rushed I didn't get to take pictures of the food. However, if you're ever here, you should *definitely* try the buffet out at least once! You won't regret it.
Just across the Burj al Arab is this awesome-looking resort that we didn't visit. The architecture here is just so unreal.
Next, we made a quick stop at Mall of the Emirates, which by the way, is impossible to photograph from the outside because of the size of the place. It's such a huge mall and the addition of the famous Ski Dubai made it even bigger!
Right from the entrance from the parking lot, you'll be led to this large atrium with beautiful Chanel lanterns. Even the Christmas decor is too fab for you. Haha!
I think the most fun thing about malls in Dubai is that Filipinos are literally everywhere that you tend to forget that you're in a foreign country. When I close my eyes, it almost feels like I'm just in Trinoma. Haha! Except, the stores here are waaaaay more complete. Wish more brands would come to the Philippines already!
Cara Delevigne swag at the background.
Will be posting my Ski Dubai experience soon on the blog, but for now, I'm going to show you guys the tallest tower in the world, the Burj Khalifa!
You can get to the Burj Khalifa through the Dubai Mall which is one of the largest malls in the world! I would've given anything to have been able to shop around even for *just* a little bit. But then, #GroupTourProblems we were again rushed to the Burj Khalifa to ride the elevator to the top.
There was a super long line but then again, almost everyone was from my tour group because that's how many we were. *Sigh* but anyway, the elevator itself was pretty cool. Instead of an LED sign, the whole thing is projected onto the doors so you can be amazed at how fast this thing goes.
I didn't like how bizarrely long we waited at a point halfway through the tower though. We were standing at this long hallway for about an hour and it seemed like the line didn't move at all. :|
Once at the famous Top of Burj Khalifa, you can finally see the amazing Dubai skyline which is about a million times better at night.
You don't really need to stay that long though because it all starts to look the same after a few minutes. Sadly, I didn't really feel like the incredibly long wait was worth it, but I appreciate the experience all the same. However, I can't ignore how much of a missed opportunity it was to *not* have been able to go around the humungous mall that stood underneath us.
Hope you guys don't make the same mistake during your visit! :)