For Alok Bhartia, Dubai is the Noor of the Middle East!


You haven’t experienced the Middle East if you haven’t been to Dubai. This jewel of United Arab Emirates is a must-see city where technology meets exquisiteness. With a host of sight-seeing spots in Dubai, it can be difficult to manage the tour. Alok Bhartia, the Indian traveler lists 5 places in Dubai that you must visit if you’re planning a pleasure trip there.

 

Classic Dubai

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Bur Dubai should be the cornerstone of every Dubai excursion. It’s located to the west of the Dubai Creek. Bur can be translated as ‘old’ or ‘mainland’ in Arabic. Alok Bhartia suggests that you should check out the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood first. If you’ve played Assassin’s Creed, you’ll have a jolly time here!

 

Dubai Nouveau

 

Many people will advise you to start with New Dubai. Alok Bhartia traveler on the other hand, advises you should start with Old Dubai. You’ll fall in love with the lights of the 21st century. Burj Khalifa, Lamborghini’s on the street, and the rich lifestyle will make you feel special. You’ll love the lavish shopping malls and the palm-shaped resort called Atlantis.

 

Souks that do not suck

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Souks are the old markets of Dubai that feature a rail of shops selling trinkets, gold jewelry, and beautiful ornaments. The busy streets are more fun than a shopping spree here. Keep a camera handy. You’ll come across a lot of moments that you’ll love to capture.

 

Dubai Creek

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The lifeline of the Arabian Desert is the Dubai Creek. It’s the cradle of Dubai, from where the city flourished. Visit the creek at daybreak or in the evening. The city lights reflecting on the creek are enough to mesmerize the Sirens themselves.

 

Deira

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Deira is the famous fish market that’s worth every second of your time. Even if you hate fish (the Bong inside Alok Bhartia loathes you), you have to visit this place to feel the hustle and bustle of Dubai.

 

 

 

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Limited Budget? Alok Bhartia Guides you to Save Money on Vacations!


It’s tough imagining a few weeks off amidst a tight schedule to walk on the foreign shores. A holiday abroad can drain your bank account. This makes it necessary to plan a budget holiday rather than jump on a plane on an impulse. To make sure you don’t go bankrupt in a foreign land, Alok Bhartia suggests five fantastic ways to save money during your vacations.

Airline credit card: Sign up for an airline credit card. The bonuses and frequent purchases will win you points. These points will help you earn frequent flyer miles. Alok Bhartia managed to save around 2,50,000 points that were enough for a honeymooning couple to go on a free ride anywhere around the globe. It serves as a normal credit card too!

Off-season vacations: Visiting a destination slightly earlier than its peak-tourism season is the best way to save a lot of money as you can grab the budget deals. Everything is priced a notch down since no one really expects tourists during this time of the year. So, it’s better to visit Switzerland during spring rather than summer.

Overpriced hotels: “Staying at those multi-star swanky hotels can ruin your holiday budget. Avoid getting fleeced,” says Alok Bhartia. It’s true, booking in chain hotels can be complicated and an expensive deal. A normal three or two-star hotel will give you a balanced experience.

Flight tickets booked in advance: Flight ticket prices can cost as low as a train ticket if you book them months away. Start planning your trip with a buffer of at least 5 months.     

Alternative destinations: If you really can’t afford a pricey holiday, try looking for an alternative journey-end that gives you the same enjoyable environment. Go for the Himachali magic instead of the European alpines. You’ll save a lot of time as well as money.

Know a better way to save money during vacations? Let Alok Bhartia know!