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... to catch up and rest. Our plans we're make Dubai a rest spot, if you like a treat but more realistically a transition to what will be an adventure of a lifetime. You are welcome to read our blog any time for an update on what we are doing. You can be sure that it will be brief and probably a weekly posting - the record, with photos, of our experiences. I am sure that I will perfect how I go about this in ...
... my way to the Mall of the Emirates. This was another classy shopping centre although not quite as good as the last. Ski Dubai looked pretty awesome and the tourists were really flocking to it. The price was quite steep for entry (about $53 which didn't include gloves) so I gave it a miss. I will however be going when I return with Ted - definitely something I'd like to enjoy with him.
Since I missed out on the Burj Khalifa, I headed to the Emirates Towers next to try and get ...
... about 20 minutes and dropped us outside the Burj Uman. It is so hot here that people are obliged to live inside where there is air conditioning. It is the reverse of back home where, in the winter at least, we live inside where there is heating. We wondered what the ecological implications of widespread air conditioning are and whether it is at all like those of heating.
Anyway the Mall is an amazing building with high atria, frequent water features, a ...
... I only paid $40NZ for my vans so the prices were great.
Shaun was amazed at the aquarium in Dubai mall and also the candy shop! We both decided to have fast food for lunch with Shaun wanting to try some of the local fast food joints and I wanted to try a chicken Big Mac just for the novelty of it and to be honest it was pretty good.
Before we knew it our ...
... meaning they have taken the water from the ocean and boiled it and processed it and basically distilled it to get rid of the salt and minerals. Not an inexpensive process. On my hubby's projects, they allow for 100 gallons of water a day per person for their use for showering, drinking, etc. So Dubai's daily use could possibly cover 150 million people in some circumstances. Imagine that.
Our guide today told us that Abu Dhabi has ...