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Seeing as though we could not spare the $30,000 each to fly First Class, we sat in Economy for the very long 16 flight from LAX to Dubai. Even thought it was incredibly long, it was probably the best flight I have ever had. Jaime agrees. He said the only flight that was better that he could think of was his flight home from Iraq after his deployment.
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... sticky...just waiting for Ibra our driver to pick us up. It's good to be here we had an interesting chance conversation on the visa queue and I exchanged details with a guy who knows someone who provides the operating system for a PC on a USB stick. Could be interesting for the school and I hope he gets in touch Just heard that Ibra is stuck in traffic on his way to the airport..no surprise ...
... Rough Guide to Dubai, November 2010" purchased perhaps a touch too prematurely, but finally about to fulfil its purpose.
I've been here for a few hours now and I guess it's time to take stock of what I think so far. The city is, without a doubt, awesome to behold. Huge buildings in every space available, with more going up all around. No building is more than a few years old, which makes the cityscape unique from that I have seen anywhere ...
We hadn't totally decided what to do with this day, so talked about a few options in the morning. Plan was to catch Big Red Bus do water cruise, visit Maktoom house and a couple of other museums, then take Red Bus to beach where I might have had a swim, Red Bus to Palm Island, then off to Burj Khalifa which is the highest building in the world for which we had tickets at 6. Then thought we could take the Red Bus to the World Village which closed at 11pm and then take a taxi back. So ...
... locals and tourists alike to the other side. Our choice was unfortunately not good as we were served a fair tabbouleh salad, some unrecognisable reconstituted chicken, and pretty dry cremated lamb offerings for $15. Never mind, great location! We then visited the Sheikh Saeed House on Dubai Creek which gave us an pretty good understanding of Dubai's recent history over the last 100 years. We then caught a series of 'Big Buses' to Dubai Marina ...