Lotus Hotel Dubai
Travel Blogs from Dubai
... I forget about the time difference and sit reading in the waiting lounge until 10mins before final boarding, finishing my time in the airport with an undignified flipflopped sprint to the gate. Luckily it seems that a lot of other people don't, and I get a full row of four seats to spread myself over, meaning I have even more space for my empties, and can justifiably laugh at the chumps in first class.
... Ryanair and Easyjet operate out of in Europe. We took a taxi to our hotel, The Fortune Pearl Hotel which is located close to the Dubai Creek and Bur Dubai area. The hotel is decent. It is only a 3 star hotel, but still clean and gets the job done. We were originally booked at the Radisson Blue but a friend that was supposed to split the cost of the room couldn't make the trip anymore. So my friend and I needed to find a more affordable hotel to split ...
... a taxi back to the motel We were picked up at 4:30 for our night time excursion or as we like to call it "Damsels In the Desert" or Marg and Julie's Fabian escapade". Our fellow travellers for the night were 4 other Aussies. Our driver Salim took us out of Dubai to a desert conversation area where we joined a convoy of 4WD vehicles. We stopped to have a photo op with a camel, then watched a falconry exhibition. On returning to our vehicle we set off on a wild ride across the sand ...
... a girl from Brazil, three Aussies, and our driver Dawali comes from Pakistan.
This drive was quite incredible. There is so much construction underway, with “cities” being built everywhere. These new “cities” are probably what we would call estates, or developments, but everything in Dubai seems to wear the label “City”, e.g. Media City, Dubai Sports City, and so on
After a drive of about 40 minutes ...
... you. The sun downer tour was fantastic we were taken out into the desert in 4wheel drives for some AMA zing 4wheel driving in the sand unes (well Tom thought so) watched a falcon display and sunset in the desert. Then headed to the camp site where we got to ride camels, hold the falcon, smoke the shish pipes and have a few beverages whilst eating our Arabic BBQ and watching belly dancers. Fantastic ...
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