Coral Oriental Dubai
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... stay transfixed on a large screen showing our current position and counting down in seconds the time to destination...... 11 hours 34 minutes 28 seconds......11 hours 34 minutes 27 seconds.
Another movie brings an unexpected challenge. The girl in front has flicked her hair over my screen, I feel like Moses parting the Red Sea as I watch the latest Mad Max installment.
............10 hours 13 minutes 8 seconds to Dubai. ...
... harbor, the larger of the two being the third largest in the world. I looked it up later, according to Wiki, the "Dubai" yacht is 2nd, preceded only by a Russian billionaire. On top of all the red carpet treatment, Avi's parents treated us to a Pakistani buffet for dinner. It was so good I had to make a few trips up to the food (hint: more than twice), but I learned from my Grandpa and wore my elastic pants to the buffet! Having a blast in Dubai! More to come ...
... gave me a strong impression of Emirates' people focus.
The confidence showed by Lucia and Dimitris actually seems like a basic and integrated part of Emirates' dna, which was obvious when they were asked why Emirates isn't a part of any partnerships in the industry like Star Alliance or One World - They simply don't want to share their success and also they like the flexibility that comes with staying out of these partnerships.
March 25 - At Sea
Dubai is located on the Arabian Gulf which leads into the Strait of Hormuz which you will all remember from the Gulf War. About 20% of the world’s oil supply passes through here on a daily basis so we were joined by a flotilla of eight tankers as we sailed through. There were an equal number entering making for a busy area.
Once out of the Strait we entered the Gulf of Oman and the ship was immediately placed on pirate watch. In the ...
... the wine or G&Ts but we managed to coax a few out of them. We watched "Gone Girl" with Ben Aflek & Rosamund Pike and then Equaliser" with Denzil Washington. We were offered a Chicken Tikka pizza before landing in Dubai but we gave it a miss
Dubai airport was as boring as we had expected. Janette taking an old lady traveller under her wing and then losing her was the only bit of excitement.