Khalidia Hotel Apartments
Travel Blogs from Dubai
... water, cooled by the breeze, we passed the cargo dhows being loaded and unloaded as they always have, only the cargo changing over time. When laden they ply the waters of the Arabian Gulf to the ports of southern Iran.
It’s pretty hot. It’s getting on for 40C and most sensible people are indoors so we catch a cab back home after an ice cream and drinks at a Pakistani ice cream bar in which the preparation wasslow, the end result nice ...
Today I began a particular kind of new adventure...spending a full 16 hours on a plane.
The flight from Los Angeles to Dubai, UAE, was 15 hours and 48 minutes long, but more or less 16 hours. While I'm a past "international flyer", this has been the longest amount of time I have ever spent on a plane. So what did I expect? Not first class treatment, but definitely a flight worth the $1800 economy bill.
The flight itself, all in ...
Managed some more sleep over the Bay of Bengal before catching sight of some scattered lights coming up from India. Listened to a few comedy shows for a while before breakfast over the Arabian Sea... Saw lots more lights along the edge if the Persian Gulf approaching Dubai with the first glow of dawn appearing... Have a few hours to wait at Dubai. Having a coffee and a muffin. Can't seem to connect to any WiFi here. (did eventually). Airport is chaotic. Brisbane last night ...
... in fact after the first movie I looked at the flight plan and we were still in Australia. So fast forward back to Dubai. After finding out about flight cancellation I went to the appropriate line and waited half my life for another ticket and hotel room. Then I went down a scary lift (made of glass so not that scary + other ppl amd walked through the deserted arrivals hall then had to get a TRAIN to clear customs and get to hotel shuttle. Then I decided to ...
... being from New York), Dubai, and the world. Wednesday morning we met with him in the United Airlines Office. It was very interesting to hear about the process of working with buyers, whether that is on their own or through a Travel Management Company. We actually got an inside look at their ticketing software and how it worked. I know, being new to the industry, I always wondered why the airfare varied, sometimes being higher or lower ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking