First Impression Of Dubai In Pictures

Etramping is taking Dubai!

Etramping has finally made it to Dubai – a glamorous city located in the United Arab Emirates.

Us at the top of Burj Khalifa in Dubai

For those who have not been or have not heard of it, Dubai is mainly known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene.

In today’s post we would like to share a few pictures taken during our first stay in Dubai. Hope they will amaze you the same way this city amazed us!

Dubai in pictures

The view of Dubai seen from Burj Khalifa – an 830m-tall tower that dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline is simply amazing. It is the tallest building in the world and your breath will be taken away for a long time.

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Dubai has emerged as a global city and business hub of the Middle East. The richness can be experienced at each step you make in the city.


As Wikipedia reports:

“Dubai has 18 completed and topped-out buildings that rise at least 300 metres (984 ft) and 73 completed and topped-out buildings that rise at least 200 metres (656 ft) in height.”


Dubai is ranked sixth in the world with 248 buildings rising at least 100 metres (330 ft) in height!


Just look at this panoramic view of Dubai. Isn’t stunning?


Culture in Dubai is rooted in Islamic traditions that form UAE National’s lifestyles.


Dubai  is famously known as the entertainment capital of the Middle East which attracts many party lovers from all over the world.


Although Dubai promotes such an image, it still forbids the nationals that practice Islam to indulge in any of the entertaining services offered, mostly partying in clubs and drinking alcohol.


Is Dubai on your bucket list? What’s your favorite picture we took?

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Agness Walewinder
Travel freak, vagabond, photography passionate, blogger, life enthusiast, backpacker, adventure hunter and endless energy couchsurfer living by the rule "Pack lite, travel far and live long!"
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29 thoughts on “First Impression Of Dubai In Pictures”

  1. Avatar of Ryan Biddulph

    Agness, fab shots! We visited Abu Dhabi last month but only on a layover; watching dust storms in fields surrounding the airport was pretty neat ;)


  2. Avatar of Katarina

    Awesome! I’m thinking you’re going to write a post on this later but it can’t hurt to ask. :) How were the people? I’ve heard some things about how men treat women in the middle east and I wonder if Dubai is any different or better. The sites definitely look like they’re worth seeing!

    1. Avatar of Agness Walewinder

      People were very friendly and helped us a lot with directions. I can’t say too much though because our host was Greek :).

  3. Avatar of Stef

    Wow, this looks impressive. Dubai has actually never really been on my bucket list. I don’t know much about it and I look forward to reading your upcoming blog posts.

  4. Avatar of The Guy Who Flies

    Welcome to the heart beat of the Middle East guys. Great to see you there.

    I have many memories of the place as it was a perfect weekend getaway when I was based in Saudi in the early 2000s. The city has vastly changed since then but even more than a decade ago it was very exciting with grandeur all around.

  5. Avatar of Victoria@ The British Berliner

    I would looooove to go to Dubai. I’ve been to Qatar and I was impressed, but when I watched a BBC documentary about the buildings of Dubai, I was over-whelmed. They have done so much in just a few decades. You can’t help but be impressed.
    I liked the panoramic city view of Dubai and the blue plates. Very nice indeed!

  6. Avatar of Vanessa @ The Travelling Colognian

    I think, you know how much I love Dubai, Agness! Thanks to your post my longing to go back is now much greater than it usually is and I can’t wait to return for my seventh visit to the City. I love the ultramodern parts of the city as well as the fascinating culture of the Emirates and the traditional areas of Dubai. Besides Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the desert of Sharjah where I have been to, I would love to see other parts of the United Arab Emirates which I don’t know yet. And after reading Victoria’s comment I should apparently head over to Qatar as well.

    I hope, you and Cez have an amazing time in Japan!

    1. Avatar of Agness Walewinder

      Thank you sweetie for all your tips! We used some of them – many thanks once again. Unfortunately going to the desert of Sharjah was impossible as we had only few days to see what Dubai had to offer :), but we will go there next time!

  7. Avatar of Photo Cache

    Not in the bucket list, but the views are without a doubt outstanding and I’m pretty sure the souk are to die for. I’m not into shopping at malls getting “brand name” items so this does not attract me.

  8. Avatar of vira

    actually Dubai is not in my bucket list, but if I had a chance to transit there otw to somewhere, I wouldn’t mind roaming around the city. it would be more interesting to see the non-luxury parts that I haven’t heard/read much about.
    by the way, nice shots!

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