Grand Midwest Express Hotel Apartments
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... seen anything like it. It's one of the largest malls in the world. So. Many. Shops. The girls back home would love it, every designer you can think of all housed in marble. There's a massive fountain at the entrance, massive open areas of carved stone and everything is immaculate. Even the toilets. Until I committed a little war crime in there. Leaving there I headed back to the hotel in the hope of finding the bar and waiting to get check ...
... Darwesh which I'm pretty sure is where the term whirling dervish comes from. Anyway this guy could spin! And he had lights and bling on his skirts!
The highlight for me was the camel ride, though. Our camel's name was Bubbly, and we practically galloped. Well, nearly, anyway. We rode through the desert like nomads. I emptied out about a bucket of the Arabian desert from my shoes into the trash when I got back. I might still bring some of it back for Cami as a souvenir.
... the evening by my watch but was about 6.30am Melbourne time. I was just coming off East link and turn into Burwood Highway when I knew that dawn was hinting itself into the air. I wanted to try to calculate how long I had been awake but found myself so befuddled that it could not hold numbers. At least I knew the direction home. About twenty minutes later we pulled in to the driveway in the gloom and I could immediately see that the pruning and thinning I had requested ...
Woke up feeling a whole better after a long sleep, we were up and out of hotel by 7.30am! Very unusual for the Gordon's. Went for a walk around the marina, had breakfast and got back to hotel 2 hours later for a rest. It's quite cloudy here in the mornings but by 10am the sun has burnt through and it is hot. Been mid 30s both days, but dry heat not humid. Caught the metro right through town and out the other side to the Hyatt regency where we had a table booked for lunch ...
... need two?!)
Outside of the mall is a large outdoor square with a man made lake where the city puts on a fountain laser light show set to music. We walked around and checked out the square and took some pics outside of the world's tallest building. All in all, Dubai was a great place to check out for a short day visit, but we were looking forward to our time in Europe.