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Well after being awake from 2.30am, Allan finally stirred around 6 (not that late really!), so we left Motel around 8am to go to Dubai Mall which wasn't opening until 10. Some Australians we met yesterday said the Taxi cost around $11, so that sounded cheaper than the metro for both of us, so we thought we would try it. The meter kept ticking over until it reached $30. Then we realised that they had meant $Oz. Tho taxi was still around $12 NZ so that ...
... and shared much information about what life in Dubai was like. Only 15% of the population of Dubai are Emirati people, the rest are ex-pats and Indian and Pakistani workers (primarily in construction, agriculture and service industry). Aneta's husband was a chef and they are allowed to live in Dubai because of his work visa -- which will not be renewed when he turns 65. They will return to Germany when he retires. Their grown sons are not allowed to stay in ...
... the morning and after beating him at backgammon he couldnt be bothered giving me a lift home which i dont blame him as its miles away. He tried phoning me a taxi but they kept hangin up. Forgot it was national day so this is probably why. Instead of waiting for a taxi he dropped me off at the nearest metro where i only just managed to get the last metro home. Dont know what i would of done if i had missed that! Reem al bawadi Last metro ...
... perspective! I came out with all limbs intact!
The transfer flight from DC to Newark was stressful in that there was only 1.5 hours between landing and my new take off---that included de-planing from the middle of the plane, going through passport control, then customs, then baggage claim, then re-checking my bag, then being fully body checked through the check-point, then taking a tram to a new terminal because of a gate change, then walking the tarmac to a puddle ...
... that you simply must do when you visit Dubai, that actually turns out to be a little underwhelming. I'm pleased to have done it, but I wouldn't rush to do it again. Watching it from the restaurant last might, with the water fountains going off, was much more impressive.
Still, we would only have been disappointed if we hadn't gone up it. We are tourists after all.
The lift is quite a smooth ride, only the gentle popping in my ears gave away the fact that we ...