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Arrived in Dubai and people (airport staff) seem like they don't want to be there. Not overly polite or helpful. Was trying to get a taxi and was ushered away from the male drivers and told i had to get a female taxi driver. female taxi driver was a lovely Filipino lady who knew a lot about Dubai. Seems like they all get trained and educated on …
... homos and babaganoush that tasted delicious.
After lunch we visited the new part of town and saw the world's tallest building. It is called Burj Khalifa and it is 829.8 m. It was really gigantic and so much bigger than everything around it.
Following that we went to see a massive aquarium with sharks, rays, and big fish.
Signing off for now,
Talk to you in Rome,
... the heart the Atlantis starts to impose its presence in front of the Arabian Sea. This place feels just like a Las Vegas casino without the gambling...never know how they will get their money back the place is so extravagant. We couldn't not eat and had a quick bite for lunch in one of the restaurants which are hidden behind makeshift walls. On our way back towards the hotel we stopped in at the Gold and Diamond Park. This place looks like ...
... out of the airport and struck up a conversation with a friendly-looking cab-hailer, asking what he thought I should do with the next ten hours of my life.
This is how I met my new friend Ali, a friendly Syrian 30-something who moved to Dubai seven years ago to escape military service and a broken heart. He dropped out of law school when he left, and now drives cars for a living. He offered to drive me to the ocean ...
... things were second best to what was around the next corner. The Dubai Mall houses the largest marine glass tank in the world and when you see the size of it you are instantly blown away. The tank measures 32.88 metres wide by 8.3 metres high and is 750 millimetres thick, weighing a whopping 245,614 kilograms and houses all types of fish, sharks, stingrays and other marine creatures. It can be viewed on all three levels of the mall and you can even go scuba diving or ride a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Spacious hotel with classy interiors. Very welcoming to another Accor staff member.
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