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 the sea , very warm 35 degrees? Air temperature 39 degrees. Then a swim in the pool to cool off. Joan and Colin relax by the pool. We meet up in the lounge for drinks and canapés. A quick wander around the immediate area to get our bearings ( to hot ) .Finishing the evening in the sports bar to watch the Canadian formula one grand Prix.