I’ll say it: Dubai and Abu Dhabi are two of the randomest (and most fascinating) places I’ve ever been. Here are 5 reasons why these cities in the UAE are strange (but awesome):
2. You can go skiing. In the summertime. In the mall.
I had to see it to believe it. In Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, it is possible to go skiing, regardless of the sizzling desert heat. Imagine that!
3. You can get gold… from a vending machine.
This is crazy, but beautiful. The “Gold to go” machine dispenses gold bars if you so choose. I spotted three of these bad boys during my trip: one at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, and the others inside the Dubai Mall, renowned as being the largest mall in the world. Lest us commoners think this whole this was a hoax, a gentleman and his lady patronized the machine, as you can see in the pic below.
4. You can get gold… in your cappuccino.
Liebling spotted this on the menu at the Emirates Palace Hotel and had to have it. For the dear price of $15 USD, he had his very own cappuccino sprinkled with real gold flakes. He let me try some. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel any richer after drinking it. *tears*
So Dubai and Abu Dhabi? Crazy? Yes. Awesome? Absolutely.
What are some strange and random things you’ve seen on your travels?
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