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Day four and it's improving/attempting a tan time! Aka bask in the sun for as long as my pasty irish skin can hack it for and then hurry indoors and coat on Aloe Vera. Night-time was ladies night!! Dubai hosts 'ladies night' most nights - this translates as free drinks for gals before 'X' O'clock. Trusted sources assured us that 'Armani' in the Burj Khalifar (the tallest building in the world!) was THE venue for a Wednesday night on the town. To our ...
... giving me the “are you for real” daughter to Dad stare, which I have become very adept at ignoring.
Enough for now. It’s pretty pathetic blogging in flight when there are so much more to do like looking around, going to the toilet/closet, sleeping etc etc.
Sorry no photos for this entry.
Next blog will be Rome.
PS I forgot about these photos of the wine shop in Dubai airport
... until we arrived at a small camel farm. The farms owner was an Emirati who appeared to be younger than we are (see picture below). This was the first time we were able to get close to the camels and the highlight was watching a baby camel eat dinner. After the farm we drove back over the dunes to a tented bedouin-style camp. We disembarked and were greeted by a locals offering camel rides, shisha, henna tattoos and the chance to hold ...
Spent 4 hours in Sydney waiting for the Dubai flight. The flight was full so there were no spare seats to stretch out on, though it was an A380 airbus so there was a bit more room. So we settled in for a 14 hour flight which seemed fun at first but quickly became tedious and boring. Got to mention the food - it was ****. I usually don't mind airline food but this was disgusting. They served up boiled chicken in a plate of peas and ...
... additional mattress to smooth out any bumps.
BUT one should never take such things for granted: Tonight I didn't even get onto my flight to Kuala Lumpur (I'm flying standby). I'm not complaining and it's certainly a minor inconvenience, but it is a flow on effect from the Malaysian Airline disaster - as passengers move away from that airline others are filling up.
Back at the apartment Steve checked all the loadings and things were not looking good ...