Dubai Grand Hotel
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After the amazing temple trip in Japan, we left Osaka Airport at night for our 11 hour long flight to Dubai. We slept on the plane so that when we arrived to Dubai at 5:45 in the morning, we weren't exhausted and dull.
Upon arriving to Dubai Airport, we took a cab to our hotel. On this drive we got to see the beautiful city of Dubai and what …
... minutes, according to his GPS that I was keeping my eyes on. We arrived at Gatwick Airport at about 1pm (our flight being scheduled to depart at 2:20pm). We were certainly lucky that there weren't any real traffic jams on the way!
As luck would have it, our plane was delayed for over an hour, and so we still had plenty of time to enjoy the Emirates lounge. And now, we are on board the flight to Dubai...and I am up to date!
... jeers at the hotel. Was alright - pancakes, eggs, veal bacon, Indian food.. Just the usual..
We caught a taxi down to Wafi, a town about 10 minutes away with some cool shopping centres. Wafi is where we start the Big Bus tour. This is what takes us all around Dubai. In particular Downtown Dubai, and out to the famous Palm islands. Which i would have loved to see ...
... days here were the weekend, so we hit the ground running on the first day. And by "hit the ground running", I mean exactly the opposite: we got a flat tire. Avi was driving the girls in her Dad's car, and WELCOME TO DUBAI, LADIES! We resolved it really well, carefully rolling up to a Michelin station. The experience forced us to get used to the heat real quick -- about 105 degrees. Later that night we had a barbecue in the backyard, eating food I would expect to see on ...
... not allowed to show affection in public, which includes holding hands and kissing. This too was difficult since we always hold hands. We would forget and Bill would take my hand only to then snatch his away as if burned when he remembered. What a change from Australia where skimpy clothes are the norm. You also aren't supposed to swear, point or raise your voice. As you can imagine, Bill struggled with this as much as I struggled with the ...