Travel Blogs from Dubai
This 'Italian Evening' ultraviolet acrobatic light, illusion and dance show (see the 'Mayamoon' link under shows on the Phoenix web site) was the chance for a quick glimpse inside the newly finished Raffles Hotel in Wafi City. Apparently Wafi's owner is just crazy about ancient Egypt - the enormous complex is a mix of modern Arabic and themed …
Global Village is a spacious theme-park in Dubai with exciting carnival rides, interesting pavillions from diverse countries and really cool performance locations and structures. We made the trip there to check out the amphitheater for an up-and-coming, three day Phoenix light and fire show in February. Afterwards we had dinner at one of the many …
... and muffins. Nothing even remotely Arabic here! Spent some time playing with the new camera anyway; took this time-exposure to make all the people 'disappear' as they blur out of the picture. As you would expect, everything here (in the airport anyway) is very big and very majestic. This is one of four or five terminals. Only 32 gates at this terminal. Had to catch an automatic train from the first ...
... However, it was not. I've been in these types of markets before, but this was the first time I truly got annoyed. I understand that this is their business, but it is not necessary to walk alongside me, telling me everything they have in their shop, especially when it's all fake. I tried to ignore a lot of them, but some got really pushy so I got rude. At that, I was asked, "Why you so angry?" I almost responded but caught myself just in time because engaging is what they ...
... I have ever had. The batter was light, fluffy and delicious without being oily, the fish was moist and tasty and just melted in the mouth and the chips were crisp, crunchy and amazing.
With the water lapping gently against the bank underneath us, it was a wonderful way to spend an evening - great for me to meet Hamish (whom I had heard so much about) and Janine, and for Richard and Hamish to reconnect after about a decade! Ten thirty ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility