Safeer International Hotel
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... The next morning myself and Peter decided to do the more cultural side of Dubai – just after we took a shuttle to the mall and had cheesecake (don’t judge me alright). We hopped in a cab and out to the famous gold souks of Dubai, the place was heaving unsurprisingly, it’s certainly not somewhere you’d take any potential wife as it was gold and silver galore, the markets lined with beautiful shiny jewelry. The only part of the Souks I didn’t ...
... system which brings water from the mountains and freshwater wells are still in use today.
After the fort it was time for lunch. We had a nice buffet lunch in a hotel. We liked everything we tried (but I stayed away from anything uncooked because my stomach gurgled for 2 days after we ate in Egypt). Desserts -- including the typical Omani bread pudding -- were also very good. Our next stop was the Jabreen Castle. The castle was built by the son of the imam ...
... when it was only a fishing village (just about 20 years ago.
I made it to the creek and found a little dock from where I could cross the creek to the other bank. It was somewhat touristy but I shared the little boat with maybe 20 local people that were crossing to get to work or do their shopping. There were old Dhows (traditional Arabian cargo ships) shipping down the creek and we had to pass through between them with our little boat. It was ...
... we decided to walk to the huge incense burner on top of a rocky outcrop at the edge of town, and away from the souk :0). The walk along the sea front was lovely, the temperature had cooled and the whole sea wall was made from marble, with lots of sculptures and parks along the way. The sea was beautifully clear and we spent some time watching the large fish we could see just offshore. We passed the fountain and a park and at last we were at the giant incense burner. ...
... we went to today, it had more clothing stores. Lots of children's clothing and I now know where to go if I want to buy an ahbiya!! We had donuts from Tim Horton's and brought some timbits back for the guys and gals. First time I've been to a Timmy's and no line up! Awesome!! The other's hung out and play out in the rain because it still was warm!! 19 degrees today. Tomorrow big car ride to the desert! Love and hugs Mama ...