Dubai Marina, Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab & Dubai Fountain

On my second day in Dubai, I had to be at the Marina early for a boat tour I had booked (I will write a full post about it later). After the tour, I continued walking through Dubai Media City to the Palm Jumeirah Monorail Gateway station. The Monorail leads to the Atlantis hotel, built on the artificial Palm Jumeirah Islands. A small part is open to the public. Besides the hotel, there is also an aquarium (The Lost Chambers), a waterpark (Aquaventure) and a dolphin park (Dolphin Bay), where you can swim with dolphins.

After the Palm, I took the tram until its terminus. I then walked the remaining distance until Burj Al Arab, but I could not get inside. I went to the nearby Madinat Jumeirah, a hotel/mall/restaurant complex, built to look like a traditional arabian town. It looked quite nice. I then walked to the Mall of the Emirates Metro station. This is where the indoor ski slopes (Ski Dubai) are located.

I soon took the Metro to the Dubai Mall area. I walked outside the walkway this time. At the Mall, I walked around the basin for the fountains then sat at a terrace, smoking sheesha until the start of the Dubai Fountain shows. Each show only lasts for one song (a few minutes) and takes place every 30min at night. Finally, I went back to my hotel.

Above, view of the Dubai Marina area from my hotel near Lake Almas West.

Above, Almas Tower.

Above, Dubai Marina seen from Sheikh Zayed Road.

Above, empty Jumeirah Lakes Towers Metro station. Fridays are holidays in the UAE and metros in Dubai only start in the afternoon on those days.

Above, at the Marina.

Above, Jumeirah Beach in the morning.

Above, Yacht Club.

Above, walking on the promenade along the Marina.

Above, Cayan Tower.

Above, this is the starting point of the Yellow Boats tours.

Above, Marriott.

Above, Dubai Media City.

Above, looking back at the skyscrapers of the Marina.

Above, Concorde Tower, near the Palm monorail station.

Above, parking on the way to the monorail Gateway station.

Above, aboard the Palm Jumeirah Monorail.

Above, Atlantis The Palm hotel.

Above, inside the Atlantis. A small part is open to the public, with shops and entrance to the Aquarium and other attractions.

Above, outside the Atlantis, looking at the Persian Gulf.

Above, Aquaventure waterpark next to the Atlantis.

Above, tram station.

Above, at the tram terminus.

Above, Ruler’s palace.

Above, Burj Al Arab.

Above, at the Madinat Jumeirah.

Above, souk.

Above, Burj Al Arab.

Above, on the way to the Mall of the Emirates.

Above, Mall of the Emirates Metro station.

Above, Burj Khalifa.

Above, the walkway that goes from the Metro station to the Dubai Mall.

Above, inside the Dubai Mall.

Above, outside the mall.

Above, The Address Downtown.

Above, a guy dancing.

Above, Souk Al Bahar.

Above, Dubai Mall.

Above, Burj Khalifa lighting up.

Above, Dubai Fountain in action.

Above, Almas Tower.

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