Travel Blogs from Dubai
... of rum and lots of fruit juice. 2 down and we were well on our way. Next stop Mahiki!! Initially turned away as it was 'too full', pretty much it's uber exclusive and we hadn't booked a 1000 dirham table ahead of visiting. Obviously we didn't take no for an answer and somehow ended up inside 5 mins later... Had a great night, but personal highlight had to be mindsweeping the dregs of the magnum vodkas on the tables at closing time ...
... post WW2 era which is of most political interest, and how this area intertwines politically with the rest of the Middle East. The population mix is most interesting - for the Dubai emirate alone, total population is apparently 2.1m, made up of 100,000 native Emiratis, 500,000 expats (mostly Europeans) and the rest being "guest workers", mainly Iranians and from the Indian subcontinent. These guys are modern day slaves - working 6 days a week, often ...
... couple of hours looking at lovely Persian carpets, jewellery, shoes and generally walking a long way. We then bought some food from the supermarket and went back to the hotel. We had a late lunch and headed to the souks at about 4.30pm. It was very hot and there were not many people around, so not the best atmosphere -we had sweat running down our necks. We went through the textile souk and ...
... amount of help from the cab drivers around the city. Primarily because they were the only people that wanted to talk to me, wherever i went, i felt like the odd one out, none the less i did enjoy my self a lot.
Thanks to these cab drivers, i got to see Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Jumeirah Beach and the other free attractions that a studious fella like me could afford(lol).
Dubai Mall was ...
... in the city and Habtoor Grand hotel at Jumeriah. The temperature has been around 42-44 degrees in the heat of the day with over 70% humidity, so hotel inspections have been a welcome option to avoid being outside for more than a few minutes at a time. On the way back in to the city we drove out along The Palms to Atlantis, it is much bigger than I imagined.
The whole time I've been here we've had a private car (Lexus) ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking