So we landed in Dubai and it was hot hot hot!!!
Our first attempt at trying to carry our backpacks didn't go too well. Shame our dads weren't there this time to help, better get used to it...
We soon realised it was practically impossible so threw them on a trolley and made our way for a taxi. We got ourselves a Ladies Taxi which involved a bright pink taxi & all female taxi drivers in bright pink burkas which was pretty cool.
We spent our first day having brunch in Dubai as everyone told us we had to experience it. We had a great day with Rachel and her friends at the Jumeria Beach Hotel. You eat and drink as much as you like so you didn't have to ask us twice! When we were greeted with champagne on the way in we knew it was the place for us!! They really weren't joking when they said you could drink as much as you want - we had everything on our table from beer, cocktails, frozen margaritas, champagne and it all spiralled from there...
After brunch we headed to an amazing bar called 360 which sits out in the ocean. We were even taken down there on golf buggys. It had the most amazing views of the skyline and was just awesome. As "back packers" we were definetly out of place but we managed to blag some free drinks and had a ball.
We then met up with our good friend Vary from Canadian Affair and went on what I can only describe as a mad bar crawl/dash through Dubai. We headed to all the hotels that were offering free drinks for ladies (yep FREE) and safe to say we took advantage. So brunch ended up lasting about 16 hours and went into the wee hours of the next day.
The rest of our time in Dubai was pretty chilled. We took advantage of the roof top pool and visited some really nice places. Then it was on to Oz...