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... spraying water over 150 metres in the air right in front of the worlds tallest tower the Burj Khalifa. We had already spent nearly an hour up the tower this afternoon amazed at the building going on everywhere in the sand. There is no soil to be seen just sand and more sand. If there isn't a building already there or a construction going up then it's just desert. The whole city is less than 50 yrs old and all this construction has only been going ...
Morning came too quickly. We woke still feeling a little like we were on a plane and this continued all day. Breakfast was served downstairs in the royal cafe which was pretty nice actually. Then, at around 10, we were off to see the sights of the souks (markets) in the old part of Dubai. Before we got to the souks we took a quick detour to the Dubai Museum which explained the Bedouins, the great pearl exports, life in early Dubai and the royal family system ...
... until 6 so I had to wait a while and there was some right weirdos around! I swear one guy was taking pictures of me I moved out of there way, it started to get busier so I moved to the fence around the lake and eventually they came on, it was pretty cool!! Got some pictures but it didn't last very long! I then headed back into the mall to the metro and back to the hotel, I was shattered and got into bed pretty much straight away! My poor feet ...
... along the creek where I stayed once is in that process.
The boat man dropped us on the other side of the creek and we stopped at a restaurant for lunch. We had to walk through a souk to get there and were offered pashminas and full Arabic dresses and perfume and tea sets and spices as we walked the short block to get to the restaurant. My hubby used to be bothered by the persistence of the salesmen but he's ...
... were just arab huts and traditional buildings, then after about 30 mins there was just desert, so vast in every direction. Because the heat was so intense, we could only see a few miles in each direction as there was a heat like fog. We "Dune bashed" in the 4x4 which was good fun, before stopping after an hour or so at a camp. We saw the sun set and the ...