TIME Grand Plaza Hotel
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... Dubai actually is. The conversion rate was reportedly 3.7 Dubai dirhams to 1 USD (by Rohan), which was absurd given that the off-brand 64GB SD card I was browsing was 500 dirhams!! Steph was looking at a pretty paperweight, which ended up being 100 USD. Insane. As we walked our short route to the gate, we saw top-of-the line watch shops like Swatch, several imported chocolatiers like Lindt and Toblerone, the largest and least-crowedd ...
... a couple of my earlier, briefer interactions with some guys I’d encountered,
was that (as I was told by my new friend) pretty much the majority of women
there were prostitutes. Hey, they were pretty gorgeous and perfectly put
together, makes sense I guess. But now I realize that people probably were
thinking that I was a prostitute too (especially when I kept getting asked if I
wanted a drink or a date). Ah well, what happens in Dubai stays in Dubai, ...
... with a fantastic fresh mint lemonade smoothie. Heavens opened again for our half mile dash back to hotel. After a well earned alcohol free nap we walked over the the oldest house in Dubai for a alcohol free Arabic dinner - now having a pint back in the Sherlock Holmes ...
... Indian recommended by Hazel. A not so nice looking restaurant but the food was good! Although fireworks are set off from the Burj Kalifah for new year celebrations, tonight The Palms is attempting to break the world record for the most fireworks set off within a certain time frame. So at around 7 we set off to Jameriah Beach, where we should have view of the Burj Al Arab (the only Seven star hotel in the world) and the Palms. Having already been advised that Dubai is ...
... guys fom Facebook making an advert at the next table.
After breakfast, a stroll along the water's edge, through the fabric souk, resisting pleas to buy cashmere pashminas and belly dancing outfits until we came to the ferry docks. Here we were persuaded to take an hour's boat ride up the creek, which was very enjoyable.
We were dropped on ...
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