Dubbed ‘The Arabian Resort of Dubai’, Madinat Jumeirah is a luxury resort  that is an experience, complete in itself.

This wide-spread resort has over 3kms of waterways and a boat ride in the traditional Arabain Dhow along these is a pleasant way to spend a quiet evening. More so, towards the last few months of the year when Dubai is relatively cooler.

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Quite self sufficient in itself, this resort boasts of housing over 40 restaurants, traditional summer houses, grand ballrooms and even an entertainment centre of its own! All set alongside a private beach, with a view of the Burj Al Arab.

I did miss going on to beach for that now famous shot of the Burj Al Arab, but the experience was lovely nonetheless.

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& for a dose of some local retail therapy, the ‘Souk’ here is the answer. A ‘Souk’ is the traditional bazaar of the Middle East and The Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a pretty faithful recreation of it, with its winding streets and wooden archways.

You can get your name written in sand of myriad colours. and, watch the artist at work, bringing to shape your vision!

This is also where, I finally met The Elephant Parade. 😀

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I had read about them a couple of years ago in an in-flight magazine  of an Asian airline, but couldn’t really remember the name, except for their beautiful hand painted elephants and the cause that they stood for. When I did finally see the elephants, I almost went – ‘Hey, I know you’ !!


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An award winning photographer, an independent travel writer and the blogger behind Map In My Pocket, I love telling passionate stories about off-the-grid road trips, art and craftsmanship, culture, food, cities, et al and I hope this blog serves as a guide and inspiration to travel near or far from wherever you are. Thanks for coming along on this visual journey with me, I do hope you enjoy the ride. 🙂

11 comments on “on a slow boat to Arabia

  1. Anita Gidwani

    Love the pics taken from the boat and of course those elephants!!

  2. Great Post.Happy New Year 2016 .

  3. Anita Gidwani

    Love the pics taken from the boat and of course those elephants!!

  4. Great Post.Happy New Year 2016 .

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