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... 9pm on a Sunday!
Monday 6 May 2013
I enjoyed my lie in and lazed around in my apartment for the morning! I made myself some baked beans in the kitchen and it took me ages to pack - I had spread out a lot over my 4 rooms! So novel.
The rest of the day I spent by the pool.
Later in the afternoon I caught the hotel shuttle down to the Jumeriah beach. I wasn't particularly impressed by the beach, not very pleasant looking! Most of it is ...
... than once. The people watching was great
Spent yesterday at the Bastakiya, which is the old quarter of Dubai, where buildings and streets have been restored and/or maintained in their original format to show what Dubai was like in the early 1900's before oil and the boom it brought. Very interesting.
Also, did a day trip to Abu Dhabi, another emirate, which is quite different from Dubai...does not have the ...
... had with her a very meek woman from South East Asian origins wearing a hijab. The woman was pushing the baby carriage and carrying the polo teddy bear bag for the other woman while the first woman’s children ran around the airport.
Air Arabia is a blast for a cultural experience. None of the flight attendants are from the Emirates. They are Chinese, Indian, Malay and other origins, none wear a veil. They have a very cute safety video where all of ...
... over the Burj Khalifa from the roof of the hotel, which was a pretty impressive event even from afar.
Found out Troj was also in the area so caught up with him for lunch on new years day after Lizzie and I checked out the massive Dubai Mall and the Khalifa up close, at 800 metres plus it makes the Eureka Tower look like a Derek Zoolander-style tower for ants. The Mall is ...
... early night of it so I sat on the balcony with some fruit juice, watched the fountains and called it good. Unfortunately, my body didn't think so and I tossed and turned. I am having a tough time adjusting to the time difference and am feeling rather sleep deprived. Hopefully, another day or two will cure the problem.
Sunday morning I grabbed some breakfast (more yummy middle eastern goodness) and decided I needed to have a "date taste test". ...