Arjaan by Rotana
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... and I would say a much older mall compared the Dubai Mall we visited on our way to Ireland. Then Den decided that we go to the Dragon Mart. I wasn't sure what that was, so off we went. Well I got a bit worried as we got closer to the place as it seem we were in the industrial section of Dubai. It turned out to be the everyday person mall? You could walk for at least a ...
... in Dubai then on to London,a further 7 1/2 hours. We arrive at Heathrow at 10 am to a bright sun shining day. After lining up at immigration for about 45 minutes,we meet a wonderful fellow who welcomes us with friendly banter and verifies our documentation then wishes us well we are off to a good start! Straight out we walk straight to the taxi rank and hop into a cab and head for our destination. Our cab driver is friendly but not intrusive,he points out places ...
... Burj Khalifa, Dubai Creek, Old Quarter, Dubai Museum, Bur Dubai Old Souk, Abra(water taxi) Creek Crossing, Spice Souk, Gold Souk. Finally the Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountain show, Burj Khalifa (Tallest building in the world) . Dad, I saw the emirates towers which now are dwarfed by the other buildings. We were dropped off back at the airport around midnight to face the start if what was to become a total ...
... talk to us about it. One bad note, I pulled the dive bag off the carousel and dropped it on my foot. Foot is not happy. Foot is very annoyed. Foot hurts a whole bunch.
We had reservations today for a couple of things, heading for both the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Kalifa. Burj means tower in Arabic, we were told. For anyone not familiar with the recently famous buildings of Dubai, Burj Al Arab was the first (according to their publicity) ...
... with my friends instructions in how to get to the Mall, I still ended up getting lost.
So in stopping to ask for directions from the valet outside one of the buildings the conversation went like this
Me: "Hey, how are you are you? Can you give my directions to the mall?"
Valet: "Take a taxi"
Me: "No, I'd like to walk"
Valet: "I don't understand..." at this point the valet is looking at me as if I'm crazy.
Me: "I like to ...
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