Gillani Hotel Apartments
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Time to refuel! Therese and I have a 10 hour layover in Dubai. So completely sleep deprived, hungry and with swollen ankles (why does that have to happen on long flights?!) we leave the airport to see as much of Dubai as possible in a few hours. The stamp on your passport counts as visiting a country as long as you leave the airport, eat a meal and use the restroom. Here is a glimpse of ...
... our fill, we boarded the train back to see the Dubai Fountain. Situated in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa (the really tall one that we had wanted to go up but tickets we only available in the morning and we had other plans) and after dark, the Dubai Fountain does a light and water show every half hour. It is a tourist attraction in itself and going of the crowds that we hanging around, it is very popular. We stuck around for two shows (my favourite being the second show ...
... Not one smiling face to be seen. Then came the wait for the luggage which took almost an hour. By the time I left, I was glad that I'd spent the extra money to get picked up from the airport rather than try and wrangle the public transport system.
My transport driver Isuf drove me to the hotel which took about half an hour. This town doesn't seem to have much in the way of beauty. I guess that's what you get when you build a town in the middle of a desert. The hotel I have is ...
... I think Nev's was the belly dancing but he says it was seeing the vastness and expanse of the desert. The pictures tell most of the story
It is hard to imagine living in Dubai, where everything is built on sand and everyone lives in apartments. I would miss garden and space. On our drive into the desert the high apartment building just seem to continue on and on.
Tonight we did a desert safari. We were picked up from where we were staying in a landcruiser and off we went to the desert! Once at the desert it was time for dune bashing, we stopped while our driver let the air of the tyres down and soon there was over 40 land cruisers from the same company surrounding us.
Our first part of the safari was dune bashing! ...
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