I am not the most savvy person when it comes to geography and I do tend to think if you go to one place you need to visit there directly and come back home before you go and visit anywhere else.
This is of course entirely ridiculous and it is often much easier to fly from one country onto the next.
Not only can this be a cheaper option but it can save you many hours of travel.
The distance between the most amazing countries in the world is never quite as far as I might first imagine. I was shocked to discover how very quickly you can fly from Mumbai to Dubai.
Mumbai to Dubai flight times according to the air india express schedule are amazingly just 3 hours and 15 minutes long. I think this is just completely incredible and oh how I would just love to take in these two astonishing cities. I could even just book my two weeks in India that I fancy and take a long weekend break to Dubai. Or fly to Dubai after my India trip and then come straight back here to London?
There are lots of options.
Let me tell you some of the reasons why I would consider doing this.
I have always wanted to visit Mumbai.
My Great Aunt and Uncle lived for quite some time in India in the 1950’s and 60’s and they sang it’s praises endlessly. What did they love most of all? They loved the bustle and the happy, smiley, friendly people and the markets! India’s biggest city they said it was so vibrant and so full of colour it made them feel alive.
They used to like to get out of the city and onto the water though and take in the Mumbai skyline and the iconic Gateway of India stone arch. They would tell me stories of how they would occasionally see dolphins too.
I am aware that I would see much poverty but also great community.
They also advised I check out the Buddhist cave temples which do truly look fascinating.
They urged me to try and visit one day and so I shall.
In contrast to busy and bustling Mumbai, Dubai would offer a steadier pace and the height of luxury.
There are a number of things I really want to see in Dubai. First and foremost a bit of shopping at the mall of Emirates would absolutely be in order.
I would also have to take a visit to the famous gold souk. I love a market and this is one seriously exquisite market place!
The place I want to visit most though is Kite beach Kite Beach to watch the colourful kite surfers do some cool tricks oh! and of couse I must see the Dubai Miracle Garden, the world’s largest natural flower garden.
So much to see and do!
So yes if I went to Mumbai I would absolutely take that quick trip over to Dubai and see a place of complete contrast but equal fascination. How could I resist?