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My trip to Dubai


Three years ago, in June 2018, I got a chance to visit Dubai. My brother was there. He had been working as a manager in a department store. He was popular there. I was thrilled when I overheard my brother talking to my friend's father; Bimal's father on the phone for me to join my Bimal's family in their holiday to Dubai. On the first day I didn’t go anywhere. I just stayed in my brother's room. On the second day I went to Burj Khalifa. The Burj Khalifa was very impressive. It had 124 stairs. We saw the panoramic view from the 124th floor observation deck of Burj Khalifa. The view from the top needs to be seen to be believed. It was very busy at the top with lots posing for selfies, to avoid the high photo prices (285 dirham for 1 photo). Souvenirs and photos were quite pricey there. I also visited Dubai Mall. The mall was so vast we didn’t have a clue where to go. We also visited Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Marina another day.


I could not sleep because of excitement. The following morning, my brother informed me of the good news: that I would be going to Sharjah for three days, and that I would accompany my friend's family. They moved there from Nepal five years ago. The next day we went to Sharjah. We were going to spend three days there. My brother took casual leave for 3 days too. He managed time for me to visit some of the popular cities of UAE.

I knew that Sharjah is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It is popular for its efforts to preserve the area's history. This city is given the title of Cultural Capital of the Arab World by UNESCO in 1998. I was very excited to visit that capital city and the museums in Sharjah. I found in google that for museum and art lovers, Sharjah is crammed full of excellent sightseeing opportunities. So, I visited the renowned Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization and the Art Museum which were the city's major tourist attractions.

In this way I spend the most memorable days in the UAE visiting Dubai and Sharjah. My brother helped me in everything in that visit. I stayed with my brother for 15 days in Dubai. From that visit I learnt many things related to Muslim culture and religion. The Muslim women covered their body parts with black cloth. They believed that to reveal the parts of body as sin. The law and order was also strict there. Finally, I flew back to Nepal after 15 days. The visit is still fresh in my mind.


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