Al Waleed Palace Hotel Apartments Oud Metha
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... perspective! I came out with all limbs intact!
The transfer flight from DC to Newark was stressful in that there was only 1.5 hours between landing and my new take off---that included de-planing from the middle of the plane, going through passport control, then customs, then baggage claim, then re-checking my bag, then being fully body checked through the check-point, then taking a tram to a new terminal because of a gate change, then walking the tarmac to a puddle ...
... and unfortunately for us, we missed the only tour of the day by about 20 minutes. Next stop was the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, traditional souk shopping, restaurants, bars and entertainment. Constructed of timber beams and doors this was an awesome building. The shops in the souk were amazing. Beautiful china, leather, clothes and the aroma of the nuts and pungent spices was heavenly. Loved ...
... In the evening we went to the Dubai Mall. This is a very popular mall with all the top designers and labels as well as a ski slope and ice skating rink (as you do in the desert). From the "when in Rome..." category I sampled a McArabia from MacDonalds. Ruby and I went ice skating while Dawn and Emily shopped. Before heading back to the hotel we saw a water and music show in front of the tallest building in the world, the Burj ...
... but also for us who always need to eat - you just cannot buy anything nor eat it in public. (Unless you go to the supermarket)
We hung around the mall until it opened and I went and bought some 3/4 jeans so I could abide by the rules :-). After that we were pretty hungry from our early start so we went back to the hotel for lunch and get a snooze in before we got ready for our Sand dune safari.
The Safari we did was through ...
... So off we trundled past the Museum headed for the creek. We were accosted by scarf selling merchants in an alleyway. He dressed me in the local garb for a photo then tried to sell Wend a silk scarf for 330D or a cashmere one for 180D. It was all good fun at the start but he would not let us out of the shop and kept dropping the price. He eventually came down to 60D for the silk one but we still did not want it. We had had enough and wanted to get going. ...