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May was a really good month! :)
It involved visitors (Nic & Sam), Justin Timberlake Concert, Dubai Brunch and much more!
1) Visit to Al Maryah Island (across from Al Reem Island)
This is a newly developed island with a new mall called The Galleria. It contains lots of nice shops and little cafes and resteraunts. We went for a wander around and took a few photos!
... it was much more interesting to see what was going on in the restaurant. It was the first time for both us trying Iranian. Some of the food was quite different. Then we went back to our hotel and we decided to go for a swim at the beach. That was lovely. It was a bit rocky getting into the ocean but the water was very warm and still and we bobbed around for a long time. There was a pontoon that we swam to a sat for ...
... twice but they are really hard to find in small roads . It is not allowed to have a Liquor Shop on a main road. These shops have dark windows and it looks more like a porn shop a or video dome for adults when you go in. inside there is all the staff you like to have and all brands are available. Good for me that our mother company in Abu Dhabi has one of the three liquor licences for this town so I will get 20% discount. Not bad. In general grocery shopping is much cheaper ...
We decided to go on a Desert Safari for our birthdays. We were picked up around 1pm from the mall and taken to Al Ain Desert where we parked up in a camp. The camp had cushions and tables everywhere to sit down, and you got arabic coffee and dates on arrival! The day involved going Dune Bashing sitting in the back of a Land Rover and it was fun bur made me feel so SICK!! To cut a long ...
... had to don an abaya to cover her hair and ankles in order to enter and once when posing for a picture, Paul had his arm around her and security came and put a stop to that! No overt affection to be shown between a man and a woman! After that we went to the Emirates Palace, once started as a the home for Zayed but he died before its completion and it is now a five star hotel - and another OMG moment! Such opulence! We decided to sit down in the grand foyer ...