Hotel Beit Bahar
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... a stop we thought was at the front of the hotel but that was not the case and we re entered via the back entrance. When we checked in yesterday we were given a cold bottle of water. We have bottles at room temperature in our room. Today I requested another cold bottle from Reception but this was not possible because of Ramadan. Yesterday we had checked in at night so Ramadan was not an issue. We were advised that if we ordered the water ...
... 30 for the city tour. We braced ourselves to walk from the hotel to the van as it was already in the 40s. The van was full but thankfully the air conditioning was good. We travelled with a very laid back Arab chap all over Dubai not getting back to the hotel until 2 pm. Highlights included the beach ( The Palms and Burg Al Arab Hotel) and the many other impressive views of the numerous skyscrapers and attractions. The low point was the Gold ...
... sortie of the day was to Dubai Museum which is located in Al Fahadi Fort. Only 3 dirham to enter and great presentation of the history of Dubai - as well as being airconditioned. Great value.
Back to the hotel for a short rest and then 5 o'clock drinks on the pool deck of the hotel and then to a Lebanese restaurant for dinner.
In all, a good day out observing an older side of Dubai and having the interactions with the shopkeepers bartering ...
... around in the pool - I had feel he was a bit like the fun police, but perhaps not.
A wee rest/blogging, and we headed to the pool bar on the 8th floor to catch the lights while there was still some light in the sky. Pity it was happy hour! Half price alcoholic drinks, but not for non-alcoholic. Surely that encourages drinking, but then spending, I guess. I had a spicilicous cocktail - chilli, vodka, cranberry and cherry. Not bad, but ...
... to its unique shape, the Palm Islands are a series of man-made islands that are arranged in the shape of a palm tree. It is impossible to know this while you are there, however the aerial views of the islands are incredibly impressive. As we drove onto the trunk of the palm tree we learned that the island was home to thousands of apartments and homes, all of which were completely sold out but only a fraction were actually occupied. Since this was considered one of ...
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