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... unbearable to stand in. The last place the taxi driver took us to was the Dubai Mall which is the biggest mall in the world but to my surprise there wasn't very many people around. We decided then to go looking for food as we were all starting to get hungry. Though as we walked we noticed that all the food stores and restaurants were closed and we couldn't work out why. I then spotted a sign that ...
... walked around at the bits that interested me, you'll see I got creative taking photos of the old Dhow trading ships. I did want to get off at the Spice Souks as well but fell asleep and missed that stop. They are in the old Deira city, over the other side of Dubai creek from the modern part. I woke up just in time to jump off and roam around experiencing scenes of *************e the same way through the centuries.
You can see they unload everything by hand. It looks like ...
... some creating most unusual designs.
Finding the souk was also an adventure. One abra, we thought, was all that was needed to reach the opposite embankment. However, the locals must have thought we would like the opportunity to spend more time on the water and three boats later we finally got there. We also saw a number of dhows and a couple of supply boats from a less than comfortable ...
... land cruisers on the road, and they nearly all stopped at the same shops on side of the road for toilet breaks before hitting the desert. Onto the sand and a quick photo break for the drivers to let some air out of the tires and then we were dune bashing. So much fun! Probably nearly an hour of up, down and round in the dunes in these nice cars, lots of laughs and a few screams. Tires pumped back up and onto road, back towards town a bit and into ...
... To get up to the observation deck, you must take, what else? The worlds fastest elevator. First floor to 124th in 60 seconds. Chew gum on this ride, your ears will pop at that rate!! After taking a lot of pictures from the 360* deck, it was off to the Dubai Mall, which is the largest in the world, complete with an ice skating rink (regulation hockey sized) and underwater aquarium and zoo. We only had time for lunch today, but as we walked through ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool