Dubai Grand Hotel
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... s beside the Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world. (for the detail conscious, I named the Burj Al Arab on the Brunch Blog the Burj Khalifa........sorry).What a great location with the Dubai Fountains which operate every 30 minutes to music, right in front of you. It's even better at night when everything is all lit up.
There are just so many sights to see out here.
I'm actually writing this at 1am in Singapore, sat outside eating eggplant and friend rice in a backstreet late night cafe by my hostel, watching the occasional giant cockroach scurry past. Paradise, right? If there was ever a combination that screamed impending sickness then I think this is it.
Anyway, back to Dubai... I woke up at 8ish to leave with Gurol, my host, so I could get a lift into the city with him on his way to work. Having not been to bed til nearly 2am and ...
... parts of Africa and didn't even batter an eyelid. The familiar seemed so few and far between, I could not really draw comparisons with my daily life. This however, was very strange indeed. I mean, it was like walking around a much larger and posher Bullring, but the exception was a change in certain cultures. ** I had to spell check the word RishRashas. Give me a break I had just learnt the word ;) it is actually a DISHDASHA Hahahahahahahah I went to explore the ski dome and ...
Into the desert this morning .... A lot of fun. Back to hotel, pool and lunch then off to Atlantis Waterpark. Evening spent in Dubai Mall. Thought I had booked a boat to watch the water fountain display from but no ..... Went to top of Burj Khalifa instead ... Spectacular ...
... with 2 couples already sitting in the back. I got the front seat with our entertaining driver! We made our way to the desert, where we met with various other cars on tour. The drivers all got out as we pulled off the main road and let a lot of air out of the tyres. I later discovered that this was because they are likely to burst otherwise with their erratic driving! We then made our way into the desert until we came across the dunes. This is when the ...