Residence&Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai
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The last day in Dubai I wanted to spend it at the beach, and that is what I did. I took one of the room towels and left the hotel to go to the same place as the first day, Jumeirah Beach Residence where I met my Spanish friend Eimen. It felt great to speak Spanish, finally! Sounds bizarre but I never get to speak Spanish on the daily basis and when I do, I really enjoy it. Eimen has been in ...
... an offering of somewhat superficial yet spectacular splendour.
I thought I'd try the Burj al Arab next so I headed back to the metro. As the train approached the nearest station, it was blindingly obvious that once I arrived at the station, it would be a walk of over an hour in the Dubai warmth to reach it. Even though the thought if visiting it was intriguing, it wasn't tempting. Onto the next stop!
Ski Dubai was another attraction that I was interested in seeing, so ...
... You shall not pass”
moment) that we weren’t allowed past the entrance gate. I mean, I already knew
that people aren’t allowed inside the hotel unless you’re a hotel or dinner
guest. But this was news to all of us, that we literally weren’t allowed within
a mile. So we took our photos from afar, got back into the taxi and onward to
Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis complex. Which was a trip – so many men in their
robes and ...
... up the creek, stopped at the Madinat for a cool glass of vino. The sun was out for a little while today, so we made the most of it. Back on the bus and a trip to Atlantis, some big cycling event on so caught up in horrendous traffic. Six lanes of constant traffic to get back to the hotel. A few glasses of fizz later and feeling refreshed for a relaxing evening of good food and wine.
... and had a visiting home help who did the cooking and spoke some English.
Aunties house was extremely welcoming and very comfortable. Upstairs in the wooden building she had two rooms, one with a balcony over looking the village. I took this one. Dieter & Dominique warned me it was cold but I was still somewhat unprepared. Ongoing power cuts did not help, but seven blankets told the worst off the chill.
I agreed with Michael that ...
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