Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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I got sick from food poisoning before getting to the hotel. I told them when I got there I was sick. They did EVERYTHING for me. The treatment was better than at a hospital. I cannot speak highly enough about the staff. Nadia, Younus, Mani, Awais, Mehboob. And every other staff member. All gems!!!
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Thursday, November 20th (Off to Dubai)
Well, my hopes that some Imodium would do the trick quickly started going down hill. While waiting for my flight, I started feeling feverish, with chills and a stomach that sounded like the movement of an ocean. The airport was a total confusion, too. I made it through passport control and all other checks …
... we climbed into bed at our hotel. We slept until 9.30 when we got up to face the heat (44 degrees) of the day. After a very uninspiring breakfast we caught a taxi to Dubai Mall. The day was spent looking in the shops and visiting the aquarium there which was amazing. We paid to watch the crocodiles and birds being fed, which was close up and required being harnessed to the wall, in case we fell in!! The otters were particularly ...
Not much to say about today. We mucked about for a bit then went to Reem al bawadi mid afternoon. Next thing we know we have been here for 6 hours just smoking shisha, teaching davie how to play backgammon and eating good munch. A couple hours into the reem al bawadi marathon abbie left to go meet her friend from school who lives out here now. They were meeting at le meridien and going for a couple of drinks. Today i found possibly my new fav at reem, Kibbeh! ...
... it does look pretty impressive from the outside. After I checked out everything in the mall and had some Iranian food it was time to watch the water plays and since I had a day ticket I felt to take the train a bit further down the coast to Dubai Marina, which is a huge development of luxury apartments and boat docking places. It's probably 3 or 4 km long and flanked with Skyscrapers all built in the last 10 years or so. It was impossible to walk it all so I did ...
... pool and then planned to go 'Dune bashing' in the late afternoon. 'Dune Bashing' consists of rinding in a 4x4 up and down the sand dunes in the desert, the ride was very bumpy and some of the sand dunes were quite steep! We were really enjoying ourselves until Ben began to look very queasy and I quickly managed to hand him a plastic bag before he was sick! Thank goodness it was all contained in the bag and not over himself or the nice car...! :P Ben felt much better ...