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... the temperature never varied. And so salty you could float on your back with no effort at all. So easy in fact that I dozed off for a few minutes. Surreal. Alita's hot pink bikini drew quite a bit of attention, so as the sun got hotter and the crowd got thicker, we wandered back to the hotel, checked out and waited for the rellies to pick us up and take us back to Abu Dhabi. The trip back however was via Al Ain, a province of Abu Dhabi and about 200 kms away. The major roads here are ...
... and took us to the harbor in thirty five minutes where beautiful wooden dhow was ready for departure. The dhow was prettily adorned with colorful dazzling lights which were creating the true Arabic ambiance. At the reception, Arabian hosts warmly welcomed us and showed great hospitality by serving us with traditional Arabic coffee and dates. The Arabic hospitality perfectly ...
... and hot enough thanks! Just starting to recognise various landmarks we found ourselves in a completely different area as Val took us to Old Dubai - or Doobey - as the locals call it and we explored the Medinat (?) or the old town - none of which was 'old' but rather reconstruction of what the houses had been built from. Dubai was settled by Bedouin whose nature was nomadic and survival in the desert in this area was due to three gifts from God: the palm tree, for wood, fibre ...
... the second boat to dock.
Once we were all together we walked down the steps under the underpass then up the steps and listened to our guide.
The Spice Market
We crossed the road together - safety in numbers, and walked slowly through the Spice Market which had many opened bags of spices.
There were other items for sale too such as pashminas, decorative ...
... expect. We take in the night lights of Dubai for while before descending in the elevator as quickly as we went up. We got the metro back to the hotel, it was nearing eleven pm and the carriages were crammed full as if it were rush hour on the London Underground. Men were even seated in the women and children only carriages, which is a big no no out here and comes with a fine if caught. It's been a long day, so the comfy bed beckons, and sleep follows not long ...
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