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Travel Blogs from Dubai
31 May, 2007
Wake up call at 6.30am, and considering the night we had last night feeling surprisingly well. Checked out (bill came to about 460E – the room was 145E per night, which I guess is quite good for central Paris.
Of course the day we leave the weather turns beautiful – warm, blue skies and no trace of that bitter …
After a 14 hour flight that passed
over the North Pole, I've safely landed in Dubai and have reached my hotel. Not
a bad start to things when they tell you at reception that you've been upgraded
to the Executive Suite, I'm going to feel like a regular Dubai princess by the
end of this. It's 930P and I'm going to take advantage of my backwards internal
clock to shower then go see some sights and do a little nightlife, starting
with that wacky ...
... view of the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab.
In the evening we took the Metro to the Dubai Mall which was massive, a shopaholics dream (it was tough to resist), we walked 5 km from one side to the other to get to the Burj Khalifa. We had booked the Burj Khalifa from home as its much cheaper and wanted to book the Sunset slot. The building was incredible, the tallest structure in the world. We loaded into the lift and zoomed to ...
... the Dubai beach. Very warm today and it made some nice pictures. Still the sea in Abu Dhabi is way more beautiful. A hard working man came to show the love of his life and offered anyone a ride. For just 20 euro's. I declined, but took some great pictures.
Funny thing Jim told me. Although not prohibited, they don't like you to take pictures on the beach. Nobody complained however, but he told me the police once in a while took everybody from the beach ...
... from the pool. Happy Bryn.
Nate has been able to use the internet, as well as eat a whole package of dates for $1 USD. Happy Nate.
We are thinking that we might come back to Dubai after Ethiopia- there is a water park that needs exploring :)
Our plans for Ethiopia- staying at the Soramba Hotel on the night of the ...