I Left The Half of My Heart in Dubai

Dubai will always have a special place in my heart

  • May 20, 2020

I have been dreaming to visit Dubai for so long and I never thought that I would be able to spend my Christmas and New Year vacation in one of the seven emirates of UAE. My holiday vacation in Dubai was the most unforgettable travel experience so far. Indeed, it was a dream come true!

Three years ago, I started to travel and explore new places. An opportunity to visit Dubai came up when an airline company posted their promo fares online. Without any doubt, I booked a round trip ticket and started to prepare my travel documents. Luckily, I had a cousin who’s been working in Dubai. He helped me to process my visa and offered me to stay at his house. Thanks to him, I did not spend a single cent for my accommodation.

My entire trip was very tiring yet fulfilling! I remember capturing those picture-perfect nights of Downtown Dubai, the skyscrapers in Dubai Marina, the vintage structures in Al Bastakiya, the open beaches in Jumeriah, and La Mer. These places were amazingly beautiful! I also explored some of the world’s record-breaking tourist attractions like Dubai Miracle Garden, Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Mall. I even visited the Spice and Gold Souqs. The sizes of the golds were really jaw-dropping! I enjoyed riding the metro train during rush hour and the “Abra” boat when I went to Old Dubai.  A trip to Dubai will not be complete without the Desert Safari Tour! I saw camels for the very first time. I got nervous when I almost fell to the ground after riding on it. I even had a bruise but I didn’t mind it all since I really had so much fun.

My holiday vacation got even more special because I had a chance to visit the person I sincerely loved the most. He was the reason why I really wanted to go to Dubai. Back then, my first idea was to surprise him but things didn’t go according to plan because I got too excited, so I told him about my trip right away. After five years of waiting, I was able to be with him again. I waited patiently for the perfect time to come and I heartily thanked God for letting me be with him even it was just for a short period. The feeling of being reunited after so many years got me into tears. It was a surreal feeling!

My Dubai trip got even more exciting because we were able to celebrate our seventh anniversary. We also had our first Christmas Eve dinner and experienced New Year’s Eve countdown together.  Being with him was the highlight of my trip. I can’t even explain the happiness that I had felt during that time. I may have missed the annual gathering of our family in the Philippines but I also had the best fourteen days of 2019 and the first three days of 2020. If I’ll be given another chance to visit a particular place all over again, I will forever choose Dubai! Dubai will always have a special place in my heart and it will always be a good place to get reunited with the one you truly love.

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