Today we leave Dubai after four days . Our impressions ofUnited Arabic Emirates - very hot , very dry , loved the new city , lots of building , surprised at how big Dubai is, and in the arid dessert . People friendly ( mostly from Pakistan or foreign countries ) good accommodation at the Jumeriah Hilton. Next stop home ! Duty free shopping and David bought me a new Tag watch as an early birthday present.
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Today Col and Joan left for home. David and I had a swim in the very warm sea. Water temperature 35 degrees. We are collected from our hotel at 4 pm in a four wheel drive for a dessert safari and dinner tour. After what seems like an eternity we meet with a dozen or so large Toyota four wheel drives on the edge of the dessert. Up and down the sand dunes we are thrown around the back of the car. Stopping to watch the sunset- very hot probably 40 degrees , and ...
All I can say is hot, bloody hot. Today 42 degrees and tonight a 9pm 32 degrees. Today on the Big Red Bus hop on hop of ( all day ) did I say hot , yes really hot. We visit the Dubai mall , the size of 50 football fields. Extremely big and with an ice skating rink. Passing through the old city , the gold souk and the fabric souk. A lot of bus kilometers and almost a creek cruise on a dhow ( a traditional boat thingy.) After a short rest this afternoon we take ...
Hi there, we have arrived in Dubai . 3 am this morning we checked into our hotel the jumeriah Hilton . Very comfortable, over looking the sea. Very hot even in the early hours of the morning . A sleep in, then breakfast in the restaurant overlooking the swimming pool and sea. We take a taxi to the mall of the Emarates ( with a ski slope and snow fields). After our late arrival we chill this afternoon in our air-conditioned rooms. I (Catherine) take a swim in ...