Travel Blogs from Sharjah
... we know not where. Requests for baggage check-in tags, and an amazing wait to find what was happening - luckily we had 5 hours to spare! Finally after what seemed an eternity we were ushered down back corridors, past security points, with the accompanying officials being scanned, but not us, to find sanctity in the departure lounge at last. Next thing to happen really rattled me. Ian was asked to accompany ...
... him to the city with a second visit to the Dubai Mall.
The second time round it seemed to be an even bigger attraction...One thing that struck us was the beautiful scents being emitted through the air conditioners in every store.
We ate at the Texas Townhouse. What attracted us initially was the giant Margaritas. (It had been a long hot day!) Sadly, and our children will be most amused.The mall is alcohol free and what we were really enjoying was a giant ...
... time to retreat to the air con. comfort below. However the magnificent architecture and opulence of the City made the heat bearable. On a negative note however were the numerous deserted buildings and construction projects visible as we circumnavigated the City. The day was the first day of Ramadan when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. This meant that most food outlets were closed and it was improper for anyone to eat ...
... It didn't really work.
Back on the ground level, I decided it was time to explore Dubai Mall and see what all the hype was about. As you might remember in an earlier entry, I wasn't that impressed with the Mall of the Emirates. However, with this mall, I found it lived up to all the superlatives used to describe it. It's the world's largest mall, and my legs will attest that it really is big.
This mall has really interesting sections. There's an area called ...
... to the restaurant. The restaurant is under water and has an aquarium in the centre. We won't disclose how much it cost, but it was more than we have ever spent on dinner before, and the wine cost as much as the dinner, about 7 courses in all. Delicious!
We booked the taxi driver to take us to the airport the next morning. This part was smooth sailing. We were a bit surprised that the boarding time was an hour earlier then the departure ...
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services