Dubai Palm Villa
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... would be a great layover spot. But, we are optimistic our new skills from the long hot days on the Africa truck will help in this adventure.
The flight from Osaka goes by without a hitch, the meals are great, Emirates has an awesome movie line up and the seats in this 777-300 are comfortable. As we fly into Dubai in the early morning, the last shadows of night still hang in the sky, allowing us full view of the glowing lights of the mega cities structures. We both ...
... and beating them at FIFA.. Whaaaat!). Ended up staying at one of their flats instead of my hostel because it was a lot closer to the uni. Didn't meet a single person who didn't smoke, didn't find the place excruciatingly boring, and who didn't know someone with at least a Bentley! For all the money that is there though, there was nothing but respect and friendliness from them all. Other than generally relaxing in the sun and speaking to people from pretty much ...
... cruise liner. We went on a catamaran trip and then came back for an ice cream at one of the numerous waterside cafes. Then we caught the metro again to The Dubai Mall although it was at least a mile undercover walk from the train to the mall. Still, we got a good view of The Burj Khalifa on the way and used the moving escalator when available. The Mall was enormous and mind boggling but much more expensive than the UK. Every half hour outside they ...
... was to arrive to take us back to the hotel. Another amazing mall, it had a huge ice skating rink, two plus story waterfalls, and an Aquarium tank with the world’s largest acrylic panel that can withstand the pressure of the 10 million liters of water containing over 33,000 marine animals including sharks. It was time for the shuttle to arrive so we found the pickup point and went back to the hotel to start our work day.
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Sunny 40 degrees, Dubai
I enjoyed an early morning walk.around the marina solo. A very humid morning in Dubai which, as we are to find, is very normal. Many others are out jogging/walking - interesting how many are wearing quite revealing jogging gear a la western communities and an equal number fully covered up in Middle eastern attire. It is a real contrast of cultures.
We then enjoyed our first visit to the pool at the Torch - spent an ...
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