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Martha's back home now! Here's my scoop on the last two days & reflection of the whole trip in Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
Our last full day was filled with some major highlights.
My friend Avi grew up in Abu Dhabi, so we met up with one of her old friends, Natalie, and the two drove us around for a tour of the city.
We rolled into a seven star hotel, the Emirates Palace. Inside there is a coffee shop where you can ...
Good Friday was spent in Abu Dhabi and it was a good Friday, a beautiful crisp and clean city and total contrast from previous ports in some of the Asian cities. First excursion stops were the in development island of Saadiyat and Yas Island where the Grand Prix circuit is and where the Ferrari theme park is, all very impressive but I can think of a number of men who would have got much more from it than I did!! Next stop was the ...
I know - a 14 hour flight should be chicken feed compared to the 24 hours in one hit Sydney to UK- but we're becoming wimps. Even in business class we found little joy. Etihad had squashed extra seats in, cutting arm rest space and nowhere to put anything, skinny seats...microscopic loos. Hey ho, at least we could put our feet up and with no sleep, managed to watch 3 hours of
Sherlock that I hadn't seen before. It's a bit of ...
... more and more worried as time goes on and more snow is falling and we haven't moved anywhere. We keep being told that they are trying their best to clear the runway and get us airborne.
After we have been sat on the plane not moving anywhere for 4 and a half hours, we get told that they are going to disembark us all and take us to a hotel as the airport is full. So we all get off the plane and then head to a coach ...
... hell yes. I know we have some amazing life time memories. I have to give Shauna credit as there were times when i was getting annoyed at things and she held it together and made me rethink the situation.
So after a good nights sleep we head down to enjoy a buffet breakfast. With such a huge selection of food we eat till we are very full. It is so nice to be able to eat fresh fruit again. Even the coffee is very nice. So we do ...