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TravelPod Member ReviewsQueens Hotel Dubai
Dit hotel was medium
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We checked in at our hotel, The Intercontinental, and were upgraded to a higher level with more bedrooms. Sweet! Scott tried for even higher with one more bedroom, but failed. Still, got 1 upgrade, great work Scott!
Catching the elevator up to our room, we realised how many men were in sheikh uniforms! I want one so ...
... didn't need earplugs as some other guests had mentioned.
We then decided to explore the hotel's expansive grounds. We took an abra for a ride around the hotel and then were dropped off at the Madinat souk. It was a quiet afternoon and it was good that there was no touting as I'm sure would be the case at the public souks.
We were hungry so we had a late afternoon lunch (5pm) and ate too much.....then went to the beach and pool for ...
... tv, mini bar and reclining chair. To top the flight off, we find the bar (of course we wait for the plane to take off). The bar is fully fitted out, including an extensive cocktail list. At this point it is morning in Dubai, but afternoon in Adelaide so we struggle at the thought of drinking......almost. We comprise by ordering "breakfast" cocktails. Leonie starts with an espresso martini, me a subtle breakfast martini.......ummmmm most of the food groups ...
... unprepared and hadn't researched much. We got the the Marina and thought we would walk down to and around the Palms area. Unfortunately, the map wasn't exactly to scale and after walking for 3hrs in flip flops, our feet were throbbing and blistered. Every time we thought we were getting close to the Atlantis Hotel, our final destination, we would turn a corner only to discover it was still miles away. We were constantly tormented by a monorail that appeared out of nowhere ...
... is undergoing major extensions to make it even bigger. Also the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. The metro is fast and gets us there in under 20 minutes, a lot faster than driving. The mall is just too big to walk around. 1,200 shops are just too many.
We take a break outside on the promenade where we can admire the Burj Khalifa. Also the mall has the Dubai fountains, a huge water show very similar to the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Its on at 6pm so ...