Holiday Inn Bur Dubai - Embassy District
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Well, after 6 international flights, 2 domestic flights, 3 'scenic' flights and lots of driving, we have arrived back at our flat in Aberdeen with quite a bad case of post-wedding/honeymoon blues! It has been the most incredible honeymoon both of us could ever have wished for and we are eternally grateful to everyone for enabling us to have such an amazing adventure! We had such a lovely last day in Auckland with the wonderful Waite family :) After packing our ...
... the Middle East much, apart from a trip to Egypt but that was so long ago I didn't even blog about it. Dubai is a real city on the move, mostly up and up. It's growth has been more than most anywhere else on the planet so it's got a lot of wow factor to keep the tourists interested.
I only had one full day here, arriving off the 14 hour plane ride at 6 this morning, then I'm flying out tomorrow morning at 10am. I had to get moving and make the most of the day, which ...
... the time to have sour pre booked tour of the Burj Dubai. Lucky we pre booked because when we got there every single session was booked out.
Went up at 2Pm and that was amazing, fantastic views and gave a great overall impression of the city. After that a little more wandering and back to the motel. We are now going down to the bar and then to bed to get ready for the day tomorrow. I bet we sleep well tonight. Well heres ...
... but by the time they actually got up to see it, the door was already locked. The disappointment just kept on coming. Around 11, the adults ordered Indian takeout, even though this was against our 3rd most important rule: NO INDIAN FOOD!. Another big disappointment. The last big disappointment of the day was the fact that the 'free' Wi-Fi in the hotel costed 12 AED for 1 hour! So a bunch of us went back to my room and watched The Fresh Prince until 1 AM.
... 10 minutes per person. After four hours of waiting in line and making small talk with the fellow travelers around us we reached the check in desk. At this point our flight had been well delayed, but at least we knew we would be on it. Piles and piles of bags were being tagged and stacked all over the terminal as the systems slowly came back online again. At 2pm our flight to Dubai left the gate and we were finally off on the first leg of our long journey back to New ...