New Penninsula Hotel
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... it was nice.
We then caught a train to see the Emirates Tower. It was so nice and cool inside, since it was so hot outside. From there we caught a taxi and headed back to the apartment because were leaving early the next morning. We had to pack our bags, shower and get ready, plus we need to have a rest so we can wake up early and catch our plane.
Well what should have been a small blog entry to say we flew from Paris to Dubai, had a little action heart starter to kick off our day. We had three little tasks to do today and we had planned all the time we needed... 1. Drop Sue at her terminal for her flight to Spain, 2 return the car at the airport and 3. Get on our flight to Dubai. Mum, being ultra planned had found a little shoe box, 8 Kms from Charles de Gaulle airport. Think mouldy sardine tin for a ...
... great fun. We then arrived at a central spot where about 30 cars arrived from all over the desert to watch the sunset and take photos. Fabulous. It was then off to the Bedouin camp for dinner, drinks and a show. What a night. Absolutely brilliant and a great way to end the holiday. Very hot night. Had a fabulous time. Arrived back very quickly with "Speedy" Gonzales at the wheel. A big day before our flight home ...
... the sunset and then just sat in the vastness of the desert while the drivers said their prayers behind a sandhill.
Dine and dance was very good. They did the dance, but no belly dancing as this is off limits during Ramadan. The meal was great and best described as a Bedouin interpretation of a kiwi BBQ. To our pleasant surprise beer and wine were available.
This was a great experience which could only be better if you could drive ...
Then we went to the Jumeira Mosque, which is architecturally stunning and a great example of Middle Eastern medieval style. It was very impressive and we met a wonderful friend who showed us around the outside (thanks Osman).
Next stop: Persian Gulf at Jumeira Beach. By this time, we were starting to feel a little like our faces were going to melt off. We changed into swimsuits thinking we'd take a dip in the refreshing ...