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Our third day in Dubai was spent in the Za Abdeel suburb followed by a walk down the Sheikh Zayed Road with all of its impressive buildings. Later on in the day we took a taxi out to the Palm Jumeira which was still under construction at the time of our visit.
Our overall impression of Dubai is that there is a lot of glitz and glamour but …
Work day. Went to see some customers in Dubai. The Burj Dubai was visible from their offices so I took the opportunity to get some photographs. It was still under construction.
We landed in Dubai at about 02:00 am in the morning. The outside temperature was 33 degrees C and this set the tone for our visit. The extremely high temperatures, one day it was 51 degrees C, and the smothering humidity was too much to take. For a so called enlightened part of the world I also found the local males attitude towards Bev to be quite …
... forecast in the mid 40’s. Going outside was like stepping into a furnace, but we only stayed one day in order to sort out a bus to Muscat in Oman. Ramadan is in full swing here, and people get fined if caught flouting the fasting regime in public. Found a good supermarket, and bought enough supplies to snack on in our room.
The bus to Muscat was half empty and took about five hours, including the border ...
... taxi... Dubai it feels extremely safe and so clean!
See You All Soon... Daz + Dan
Ps. If we don't get arrested! Danielle keeps taking me into very expensive hotels like the Jumeriah hotel "to use the toilet".... and we are still there an hour later.... accidentally falling into swimming pools is becoming a habit!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Excelsior Hotel Dubai
Really good hotel with large rooms and all the mod cons you could ask for. The service was also excellent. The only problem was the location. It is a bit of a distance from the main attractions, and it is not a good idea to walk in the heat of the day. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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