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... visited Yas beach again for the day which was great fun!
I attended New York University Abu Dhabi's free lecture on memory - very interesting AND there was a free buffet afterwards! ;)
Then there was the GRAND PRIX!!
It was fab! We had seats on the hill, which was an area of grass in the centre of the track so we got to see the cars come past and also watch from a big screen. It was a ...
... and we were all picked up for our Desert BBQ and Dune Trekking excursion at 3pm. So there are 6 people, plus the driver, in a Toyota Land Cruiser. Land Rover? Not sure. But we drive to the desert, where the driver proceeded to let 20lbs of air out of each tire before proceeding. Apparently, it's what you have to do to drive the dunes of the desert. I was in the front seat, and it was amazing. You know those dreams we all have about falling over a ...
... special. For Victor I bought a iphone 5s case and it was a minion! Then had for last time dinner at Rhodes 44: salmon, steak and creme brûlée. Before going to Bed, I put some after sun lotion on Victors back because he is again a lobster, Poor ...
... surrounded by a sea of men dressed in such an unfamiliar way but it was a first taste of another culture. And it tasted delicious!
Note to self: when it comes to queing for computers in an airport be bullish. Second note to self: be grateful of the semi-true stereotype of British men as 'gentlemen' as this isn't something you can expect in this ...
On day 2 Zoe and Moe took us to check out the truly luxurious Emirates Palace. Comprised of 114 domes and made with marble and gold, it was a beautiful building. There was an ATM in the lobby that spewed out gold bars instead of cash and apparently you can enjoy a cappuccino dusted with gold dust instead of chocolate!
Next we visited the Heritage Village which gives an insight into what life was like before UAE struck oil only a short ...