Hey guys! It’s Julia. Welcome back to my channel. I know it’s been a while since my previous upload, which is on my trip to Abu Dhabi. You know, life has been busy! I actually just came back from a trip. I went to LA, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto. I did shoot some videos while I was there so hopefully in the coming months I’ll have time to edit them and upload them for you guys. So this video is going to be the first part of my trip to Dubai. Since I was in Dubai for two weeks so I did quite a lot, so instead of uploading a really long video I’ve decided that I’m going to chop up them up into smaller segments so it’s a little easier to digest I’m also going to do a talk-through instead of a voice-over, so let’s see how this goes! And if you like this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and leave some comments down below And if you want to see more videos like this one, make sure you subscribe to my channel! We flew into Dubai with Emirates. If you have never flown with them, I strongly suggest that you do Business and first class are pretty luxurious. And even if you’re sitting in economy, it’s still great because Emirates has an awesome entertainment system. I remember reading that they are ranked #1 in terms of in-flight entertainment system The flight from Shanghai to Dubai is about 9 hours which is quite manageable for me since I fly 10, 11 hours from Shanghai to Canada or States quite often But if you’re flying, say, from California to Dubai, it’s going to be 15 hours so even more important that you get good movies on the plane One of the first things we did after arriving in Dubai is to go to the Burj Al Arab Where are we? Burj al Arab The 7th star hotel We are going to up to Gold on 27 That’s the new bar that they have I didn’t want to spend 1200 USD on spending a night there, so I researched the cheapest ways to get in Since it’s a hotel and not a tourist attraction, it doesn’t sell admissions tickets But I really wanted to go! It’s like going to Paris and not visiting the Eiffel Tower If you want to know how I got into the 7th star hotel with less than 30 bucks, check out my blog post! I’ll leave the link somewhere here We are done with the 7 star hotel now. Time to go home. Oh, more fishes Nemo! Before you leave the hotel, make sure to take a picture outside The reason why the hotel is so famous is because of its exterior. It looks like a sailboat. It really does! And it’s really beautiful at night. So make sure you take a picture with it before you leave. A trip to Dubai is also not complete without going on a desert safari So we booked a day tour with a local travel agency. I did a lot of research into the different travel agencies and offerings. I don’t think it’s possible to drive to the desert by yourself. It’s much easier to book a tour and an experience and they will send a driver to pick you up from the hotel. And you’ll be on the desert for about half a day to a day It actually took me quite a lot of effort comparing the different offerings and finally deciding on one If you want tips on how to choose the right offering, go to my blog and read the post We are about to get on the car for the desert safari I hope it’ll be very fun. I hope it’ll be very thrilling. Is it supposed to be very thrilling? Depends on the driver you get I hope we get a good driver The most thrilling part of sand duning is really when the car is drifting while going up and down the desert hills It’s a little bit like a rollercoaster ride I don’t know if you could tell in the videos but the rides are actually very bumpy And sometimes the driver would drive full speed into like a bush or something and then swerve before we actually hit it And you are constantly being bumped around in the car So I was hanging on for dear life the whole time There are different activities that you could do at the desert Getting a henna, ride camels or you can rent a quad bike I actually spent most of my time just watching the sunset and taking the picture because I don’t know when I’ll be able to do that at a desert next time! So I want to fully emerge myself in the experience. The dinner we got is a BBQ with lots of meat and a mix of Middle Eastern and Indian food There are also performances you watch while you eat. And that’s it with the first part of my trip to Dubai If you want to keep following my adventure, make sure you hit that subscribe button! So you’ll get a notification when the videos are up Thank you guys so much for watching, and I’ll see you next time, bye!