By no means did I believe Couchsurfing was a factor in a land of futuristic visions wrapped into an Arabian Night time’s splendor. It’s exhausting to not fathom Dubai for its tireless skill to understand gigantic initiatives that others solely dream of and by no means will get it off their sketch pads. This superlative-craving metropolis has birthed an audaciously unbelievable skyline of the world’s most tallest skyscrapers, completely different formed islands, flying taxis and a military of robots much like the stormtroopers from Star Wars – testomony to the Emir’s willpower to arrange Dubai as essentially the most important metropolis of the twenty-first century.
Taking part at a Couchsurfing meetup in Dubai first struck me once I deliberate my night actions for my current journey to Dubai. I used to be additionally intrigued by the notion of the venue of the meetup once I noticed it on the occasions web page on the Couchsurfing web site, the Crowne Plaza Dubai, a 5-star lodge positioned within the coronary heart of town’s industrial district, at Sheikh Zayed Highway throughout the road from the Dubai World Commerce Heart.
Me and my good friend Shafy arrived on the Crowne Plaza Dubai at about 8.35pm on Tuesday, 24th April. We fastidiously adopted the directions to the venue on the CS occasion web page and walked into the Italian espresso store on the suitable facet of the bottom ground of the lodge and located a gaggle of fellows engaged in a busy, and seemingly fascinating dialog. We didn’t wish to interrupt, however we clarified if it was the CS meetup and rapidly launched ourselves and continued listening to Rod, an lively CS member. A few minutes handed and we had one other 4 joiners.
Because it was my final evening in Dubai, having the chance to satisfy the native Couchsurfing neighborhood supplied me a number of insights into Dubai’s famed vibrant nightlife. Jigar, one other CS member was sort sufficient to assist us transfer our night to the subsequent stage by giving us a personal late-night tour, which actually was removed from strange. From discotheques to watering holes to speakeasies, strikes and grooves to shiny disco balls, leisure choices have been simply limitless.
We hailed an Uber on the entrance of the lodge, and a Cadillac Escalade picked us up and we disappeared into the evening.