Palm Beach Hotel
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... had opened and was beginning to fill with people. What was striking was that you saw every manner of dress, from women who were completely covered from head to toe in black, to those in low cut tops; from men in long robes to those in shorts and t-shirts; and all kinds of ethnicities and skin/hair color. I could have people-watched for hours.
Next on our itinerary was a photo stop for the Burj al Arab Hotel. Built in 1999 by the Jumeriah Group (owned by ...
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 ...
... he suggested we might like to do a bus tour of the city. Actually it was quite a good idea as it required minimal effort in the heat and also helps put the city, sights, locations and history into perspective in ten different languages. So, we saw the Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world), the old town complete with old style ships known as Dhow's, which are still used today to transport cargo, including ...
... and precious little evidence of nature. The occasional tree or bird seem most presumptuous. After a rest we ventured out to Madinat Jumeira, a charming, authentic old souk (and haven't we all been called that from time to time?) which is located on the waterfront and has lovely gardens. The building is fascinating, comprising a series of corridors housing small shops selling fabric, gifts, ...
... long view was restricted. But you cannot help but be impressed by the height and the engineering that made the building possible.
Roz & I took final laps at Dubai Mall while waiting for them. Caution was the order of the day again with the heat, particularly after yesterday. We do not want to "blow a track" this early in the trip so we have probably not seen as much as we would have liked here in Dubai on this trip - but you have to ...