Travel Blogs from Dubai
... it looked so fake but of course it wasn't but I hated it. Too much glitz. Before that we tried to have lunch and the only place was an American type of burger fried place smelling of old oil a which made me instantly sick. Temp outside was about 44 and to Walk into that made me want to puke. So we walked out again To explore the gold. After looking at the gold we walked in again to the smelly oil place as there was itching else but couldn't handle it and walked ...
... in the hall, and every day when I come back to my room, my towels smell like jasmine. It's in the older part of Dubai, but I feel very safe here and the staff are great. I'm not in the hub of things, but by having to walk, I really feel like I'm getting the true Dubai experience. It's not the experience of the Emirate people of course, but I'm definitely getting a taste of the life of the other 88% of the population.
Like the other tours I had arranged, I was picked up at ...
... at Dubai Mall, where we went to get tickets to go up to the top of the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world. It was AMAZING! The views were crazy - not what we expected at all, there's so much more desert than you imagine - from that high up it just doesn't look nearly as built up as it does from the ground, and the buildings all look so much smaller! There was a group of men who asked us to take a picture - we assumed of them, they meant of them with ...
Aragorn: Gentlemen, we do not stop 'til nightfall.
Pippin: What about breakfast?
Aragorn: You've already had it.
Pippin: We've had one, yes. What about second breakfast?
Merry: I don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip.
Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
Merry: I wouldn't count on it.
However, because we'd successfully ...
... display of fountains with appropriate music. This was followed by an excellent dinner in a Lebanese restaurant.
The next day Lotus took us on a tour of the developments starting with the Souk Madinat a modern reproduction of an old souk full of antique & souvenir shops. Then on to the huge 'Palm', an artificial reef with housing on each of the fronds & a giant set of hotel developments on the outer ring. The scale was breathtaking ...