Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai
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Road trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi
The drive to Abu Dhabi is about 165 km or 1hour 45 mins … this depends on the traffic and at certain times of the day / week, there could be massive traffic jams. ...
... we could make the most of our time there. I went through a cafe on the 2nd floor and saw the most amazing views outside with the fountain which wasn't working, and the tallest building which we will be going up tomorrow. Great supermarket in the mall with exotic fruits from around the world. I might have to have another look at some stage. Bought a jacket, stuffed fruit, floatable dog toy on a rope which might be a present for someone (yes I do have enough ...
So today the wind had dropped and it actually felt warm again, at 22C, so a fine sunny end to this marathon holiday. Our BiG Red Tour Bus ticket was still valid, so we were off to visit some of the attractions. First the massive aquarium at Atlantis Hotel, entry for which comes with our bus ticket.This very ornate hotel, both outside and inside, is at the apex the Palm Jumeirah, the man made palm tree shaped island made at great expense to increase ...
... that I would know how that felt off course). Staggering round the hotel with no real idea where we were going. We made it back to our check in desk for our flight to Beijing with 3 hours still to kill. We were so desperate for sleep. We found a phone booth and curled up on the floor and crashed.
All that happened after was that we woke up, got on our flight and departed for the adventurous Beijing. Gap officially filled.
From your Stupid Boy,
... hard. In this heat, even sunbathing is hard work!! Relaxing; reading my book, dipping in the pool and being handed free ice lollies on my sun lounger makes all the hard work worthwhile. In September I will have to keep this image in my head and repeat "the hard work is worth it" , especially to stop me rocking back and forth in a dark ...