Grand Excelsior Sharjah
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... Now, when I'm at home, I care about the SuperBowl, only because that means food and party time. However, being in the Middle East in a completely different time zone has made us all want to celebrate the SuperBowl! So we went to the grocery store, pooled our money together and bought chips, salsa, cookies, and non-alcoholic beer (because of Muslim culture, there's no real beer in stores). We are going to wake up at 3:30am in order to watch the game! Crazy, I know, but I'm excited :)
... to the Spice Souk. This was somewhere I really wanted to see, so we alighted and crossed into the warren of lanes and alleys. The stallholders were all very keen to sell us some spices, but as Hubby isn’t too keen on a lot of spicy food, we resisted their sales pitches. One was happy to describe his wares in some detail - "Cardamom, help mister make wife happy-happy” was a memorable example - and was kind enough to let me take ...
... which gleamed silver in the powerful rays of the current 35°C.
It really is an astonishing feat of engineering, and we would have loved to go up to the observation deck at floor 124, but sadly all the rides up were completely booked for the 2 days we were there. Still, we got to view it from several angles during our ride, and marvelled at the facts & figures provided: world’s tallest building (more ...
... aquarium in which they now advertise a 4.5 metre crocodile. We looked for him but he must have been having a sleep under a log.
The Dubai Fountain light show started sharp at 6:30pm and was as impressive as ever with large crowds looking on. Dinner at an Italian restaurant in the Mall and the took the Metro back to the hotel by 9:30pm
Tuesday 19 Aug 14 - Good night's sleep again and up at 5:45am for a walk around the Mall ...
... ones you get in the States. We felt bad for sticking to the "American" food, but the fruits were worth it. We tried to go to the Aquarium, but there were too many people lined up to buy tickets. I guess it's that cool huh? It must be 50 times bigger than the aquarium we went at the Tokyo Skytree... Hahaha. I only bought an Arabic-style shirt from the Souk (market) in the mall that I really liked. We decided not to go to the Souk because it's pretty far away and there ...