Day 10: Burj Khalifa, Abu Dhabi Citytour


Dubai City taken from Burj Khalifa at the morning


Burj Khalifa taken from Dubai Mall fountain area

Today we went to the famous Burj Khalifa again, at the morning this time. The view from Burj Khalifa is great and clear in the morning. I didn’t brought my tripod and shoot handheld instead because there is enough light. After touring around Burj Khalifa, the highest building on earth I went outside Dubai Mall and took a shot of the building itself.


Local walking at Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque


Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque Exterior View

Next we went to Abu Dhabi and visited Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque, a very beautiful mosque made from precious materials imported from all over the world. Swarovski crystal, German marmer, and famous architects build this grandous monument.


Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque Interior



Architecture of Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque

We also went to Ferrari World, it wasn’t as thrilling as going to Disneyland. It is certainly smaller than most theme park, there isn’t much variation of attraction as well. But there is one interesting attraction, a 240 Km/h roller coaster ride. Due to the boredom inside Ferrari World, me and my family went to the mall across instead and eat snacks.

We went to airport after dinner and found out all flight are cancelled due to heavy fog. We got accommodation at Crystal Hotel for one day and scheduled to depart the next day, but we don’t. After a day at the airport sleeping in a couch and arguing with the ground crew, we finally able to depart 2 days after our supposed departure. Etihad doesn’t handle problem well, in fact they are doing nothing to help us get back home. Poor rating for Etihad.

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About Journeyman

A global macro analyst with over four years experience in the financial market, the author began his career as an equity analyst before transitioning to macro research focusing on Emerging Markets at a well-known independent research firm. He read voraciously, spending most of his free time following The Economist magazine and reading topics on finance and self-improvement. When off duty, he works part-time for Getty Images, taking pictures from all over the globe. To date, he has over 1200 pictures over 35 countries being sold through the company.
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30 Responses to Day 10: Burj Khalifa, Abu Dhabi Citytour

  1. Beautiful photos and an interesting narration about a wonderful city laid out all in desert, but still so lively and ‘fertile’ 🙂

    • agent909 says:

      Thank you, but I’m still not up to your level though. Your photos in Toledo is outstanding!
      One day I hope I’ll be able to travel like you do.

      • Thank you so much for your kindness and encouraging. I am still learning about photography and composition. I hope i will be able to hone my skills better in future. Glad that you liked Toledo photos. I am delighted.

  2. Very impressive shots! that first one just took my breath away!! great entries!

  3. ninano says:

    Beautiful photos and interesting story. (My son is spending some days on vacation in Dubai at this very moment, and your post helps me imagine what it can be like.)

  4. Wow I love these pictures!

  5. Impressive images, beautiful.

  6. Moon says:

    AMAZING shots! superb!

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  8. iMagll says:

    Your photos are so beautiful! Now I want to go back to Dubai and try to get those shots too!

    • agent909 says:

      Thank you, in case you are going back to Burj Khalifa, go there on Saturday at 5 am to capture the sunrise. When I went there earlier this year I only went up to Bruj Khalifa twice, once at noon and once at night, so I miss the sunrise shot. The ticket cost arm and leg though…

  9. dunelight says:

    You took some fabulous photos. I would love to shoot this magnificent architecture.

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  12. barefootjon says:

    So amazing. Some of the photos look so unbelievable due to the sheer scale and unique nature of these environments. I’m so jealous of you for experiencing it!

  13. Bipasha says:


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