Metropolitan Suites Apartments Hotel
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... 1971 about 5 years after oil was discovered in the Arabian Gulf. Knowing that the oil is a limited resource, the leaders in Dubai have worked hard to build their economy to survive the end of the oil income. Currently the oil industry is only 2% of the economy of Dubai. We had booked a Holland America tour called "Dubai's Architechural Marvels" because that is one thing for which Dubai is well known. Our guide was Aneta, a German woman who has lived in Dubai for ...
Our first stop and we made it with no issues and little turbulence. The heat hit us when we got off the plane and we knew what we were in for. We had one night in Dubai so we decide to live it up and go to dominos for a late dinner. We checked in to our hotel and got an early night.
The next morning we decided to take ...
... around the world; (it didn't look like they were conforming to too many shipping regulations if you ask me!)
We saw plenty of date palm trees, which are the national tree of Dubai, all of whom had plenty of dates growing on them, quite exciting.
This evening we met up with a very old friend who I haven't seen for years, but it was just like old times... The Captain was on good form and we had a lovely ...
My 11 hour flight landed into Dubai at 5.30 am (Dubai time). It was a perfect time to fly in the westerly direction as we travelled with the darkness and it was easy to sleep.
The Emirates flight was a code share flight with Qantas, so I had the use of the lovely Emirates Business Lounge in Dubai. The stop over in Dubai was two and a half hours. It was lovely to be able to go and have a nice hot shower and some breakfast before the next leg ...
Arrived in Dubai at about 5.20 am local time. Was a long flight and although I had lots of leg room in my set, I was squashed between two guys which made me feel a bit uncomfortable when I slept but all good. Had some reasonably nice meals and watched some movies I wanted to see.
Didn't get to see Dubai itself as it was dark when we arrived and the airport is HUGE but no windows to see out of.
Left there at about 7 am for the 9 hour flight to Glasgow.
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- Great business hotel
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- Great hotel
1, Dubai | 3 star hotelfrom $101
- Good hotel.
- Better than I thought.
- Value for money
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- Staff training needed
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- Great Location, Needs to improve