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Travel Blogs from Dubai
... slurpee in the form of a margarita.
After dinner we made our way to the base of the Burj Khalifa where we had booked a tour for 9:30.
We travelled the 124 floors in 1 minute. A speedy, ear popping experience. During the day you would enjoy a 360 degree vista of the waters of the Gulf to the sands of the Arabian Desert and beyond. However we were treated to a 360 degree light show of Dubai. Photos probably don't do justice to this amazing sight.
Brilliant... stuck in Dubai, trying to hold back the tears, eventually get wifi and am reassured from mum that I will be in a hotel soon.
Hours later, many tears shed and getting a bit lost in Dubai's massive airport, I am finally chauffeured out to another 5 star hotel in a Jaguar car! Greeted by the most lovely and welcoming staff, I finally start to feel a bit better. They couldn't be any more helpful and accommodating!! My room is ...
... the train took me a lot closer than my previous attempt on foot it was still a mission to get there. I had to go through a housing estate full of flashy villas and then around another flashy estate still under construction. Walking is so rare around these parts that some roads don't even have pavements, just the road and then a bed of the native sand next to it.
Finding the road that runs parallel to the beach I thought it couldn't be much further, but I ended ...
Where do I start? Today was very long, but very informational! We first met with Sitarah Sherazee, born in Pakistan, but raised in Dubai. She gave us an incredible overview about Dubai and UAE. One thing that stood out is how much has changed in 28 years. She showed us pictures of the road that the JW Marriott Marquis is on in 1985. It is amazing. The road was dirt and there was only three buildings. Now there are gorgeous and elaborate ...
... br> The view of the cityscape and lights on our taxi ride back to the hotel was spectacular; then to pack and an early night for our 7.30 taxi to the airport. We decided to cancel our pre-booked Arabian Adventures minibus transfer because pick-up was an hour earlier and the taxis are so cheap; 96 dirhams (NZ$32) for 25 min trip to the airport.
PS I haven't managed to upload video of fountain display and city lights - will keep ...
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