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Not much to report on today as we had a lazy day in Jumeraih. Denise & I went down to the beach and just looked all around, there were people everywhere, rows and rows of lounges. Had brunch at local IPod cafe just up from the hotel. Can't get ...
... babaganoush, kebabs, and hummus. It was delicious and we were very, very full at the end of the meal!
On day two in Qatar, the four of us jumped into Kari and Stephan's Jeep and drove about 40 kilometers out into the desert. There we spent the afternoon picnicking among isolated sand dunes and swimming in the warm Persian gulf only meters away from the Saudi Arabian border.
Doha is also home to the impressive Islamic ...
... It sure is a good way to get one's bearings and learn a bit about the place.
Hope I haven't made too many spelling errors and that the photos are OK - This laptop screen is very small and my eyes are not improving with age!
Arrived in Dubai Sunday morning after a 14 hour flight!
Getting thru customs was a classic as the Officers were all about as enthusiastic as Matty doing the lawns.
Each one of them was ...
... nosed dolphins bought from the Solomon Islands.
This is a massiv development with numerous hotels and apartments and housing complexes. The sheer size of all this is mindblowing. Where all the people to buy these or come to stay are going to come from I can't imagine..We stopped at the Mall of the Emirates. This is a massive complex which houses an indoor Ski slope as well as the shops and restaurants a Mall usually has. ...
... Zaun und adrett gekleidete und salutierende Watchmen für die nötige Sicherheit. Die Koffer raus, ein Riesenberg, an der Rezeption freundlich begrüßt und dann mit den Schlüsseln gleich ab aufs Doppel-Zimmer. Wir haben schon vorher abgesprochen, wer mit wem kann und will. Die Zimmer sind recht groß, sauber, mit Wannen-Bad und Balkon und einem Kühlschrank, Wasserkocher und Fernseher drin. Wir richten uns ein wenig ein und her … und dann geht es ab ...