Park Hotel Apartments
Travel Blogs from Dubai
Another bloggable trip begins in the UAE. Not pretending to be a backpacker here, just visiting friends and taking in the some of the air conditioned sites, staying in a brand new apartment and trying not to blow the budget at the first attempt.
Dubai has some Islamic law that nobody pays attention to. This means there are bars and clubs aplenty. But ...
... Back to the mall in the evening for Dubai-style pizza, and back to our hotel.
During the afternoon, we could hear the imams calling the faithful to prayer in the mosque behind our hotel. We went outside to guage the evening temperature and photograph the moqsue in the evening. But the evening was so hot and humid, the camera misted up - since it had been in the cold aircon all afternoon.
... the ski course in the mall. All around me, adults and children alike were suiting up to ski, snowboard, sled, or just play in the snow. It looked like a ton of fun, but as I had no desire to ski and throwing snowballs at myself isn't really any fun, I decided to forgo this experience and just observe. Part of the package includes the outerwear, so in addition to the regular ski suits, there were also ski coats to be worn by the Arab men and women. They just put it right on top of ...
... still there a bit over 3 hours! Julia waited for me at the Mercato shopping centre then, fed up, walked down to the Clinic to meet me there. Hot, moist day, walking in the sun is an uncomfortable sweaty affair, typical Dubai! Not happy Jan!
After dinner Lyndsay then insists on a trip to the Marine Club attached to the hotel that he has visited before. Says previously had a Filipina girl/boy band who really rocked ...
Dubai Day 2 Shopping and Desert Survivors, Weather: 25 degrees and cloudy with drizzle. Concerns over the heat quickly evaporated when we left the hotel to walk to The Mall of the Emirates, a short five minutes walk away. Very pleasant weather. Well, Karinyup is big enough but that felt like the corner deli in comparison! Every name brand I could think of was there plus a million more that I had never heard of. Learning quickly that 'half strength long black with pouring cream on ...
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- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking