Ramada Kaya Plaza
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Dubai - A great modernized city with super architectures like the Burj 7 Star Hotel, fantastic landscapes and people. Weather there is about on average of 35 degrees in the day. Although I was only there for half a day, the Marhaba airport lounge was not bad at all of a place to snooze and eat. Food is free so YEY, I had breakfast and lunch. Bloody …
... are sitting in pits, but actually the ground level is 4m higher than in the past due to other parts of the hill being levelled for the Blue Mosque site. But these days the only racing is probably done by the cops who drive along on those Segway things, it looks quite funny.
Someone asked about the seats at the hippodrome and at the time of the crusaders they were all taken down, the stones being cannibalised to build Catholic churches around the city. ...
... came across an ice cream man selling dondurma (Turkish ice cream). Half of the experience is simply managing to get a hold of the ice cream; we finally obtained our prize and found that it was quite thick (intentionally made that way in order to delay melting in the heat).
[Our Turkish ice cream experience in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x4FYuPq 2IU]
The last two places on our to-see list for the day were the Yeni Camii (Yeh-nee ...
... surrounded with people playing music, laughing, dancing, waving Turkish flags, handing out free food and water with big smiles. It feels like you are @ summer camp. It seems like all they want is change. And this is understandable. It may turn a little sketchy by night and when authorities show their faces but until then it is a friendly anarchy of thousands of people that are easily coexisting. And I respect that. Every last ...
... and there wasn't a tourist (or a woman) around. Ellen and I were glad the guys were with us. I think I lost all credibility as a guide! Actually it was quite fun to see a different side of the city. We finally wound our way out of there and got to the market where we bought some spices and little hand painted dishes.
We took the tram back to the hotel. We have never taken the tram in all our ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service