Landmark Hotel Riqqa
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Flight, depart Bangkok 21:20 on QF8373, arrive Dubai 00:30
Dubai is one of 7 principalities in the United Arab Emirates and only 17% of the people here are locals. Over 70% are from the Indian subcontinent and you rarely see Emiratis on the street - they go around in chauffeur driven limousines.
Here they used the Emirati Dirham …
... to keep the local economy afloat. It is soon time to head outside to catch a taxi back to our hotel and we soon realise it is bloody hot, 40c at mid-day compared to the 0.9c temperature in Adelaide this morning. We pack and ready ourselves for the next leg of our adventure, Dubai to Milan on Emirates First Class. We wished we had planned it a bit better as we could have spent a few more days here as there is now so much to see. More good news came through, Collingwood beat Port by 6 ...
... However, I found out I couldn't go up the Burj Kalifa because all the times sold out. That's the first viewpoint I've experienced selling out before I could go up. This definitely ruined my plans for the rest of the day. The main reason I didn't book a flight out of there that afternoon was so I could see the Burj Kalifa view at night. By the time I found out my evening plans I had envisioned were not happening, it was too late to catch any earlier flight out of Dubai. I walked around ...
Days of water filled exploration, fun, food and history.
Yesterday we saw a different side to life in Dubai. The old part of Dubai is characterised by small apartment buildings, tiny shop fronts, narrow streets and a much lower standard of living. And many old bicycles. It is in this part of town that one finds the Gold Souk, with display windows filled with unimaginable amounts of gold ...
... of Literature which was the first university here and was set up like a bunch of different courtyards and buildings. The architecture and design is so different here, it's gorgeous and crazy to think that they had the ability to build such things before the age of heavy machinery. Afterwards we met back with some of our own group for lunch, and the Hanoi Kids helped us order and we ate "Vietnamese style" as they said, sharing and ...