Tonight we were picked up from our hotel by Mazen, Susan and Yasmine to go to Dubai Mall. We waited in the foyer in the Hilton until our Porche 4x4 arrived.
We were driven through the light filled forest of sky scrapers directly to the biggest mall you've ever seen. We parked up and as we opened the car door, the intense heat of Dubai hit us. We quickly marched into the busy shopping area, instantly noticing a ferrari shop among other brand named stores.
Eventually after jumping in and out of crowds we were back outside into the crippling heat, we were confronted by the tallest building in the world. Totally dwarfing every other sky scraper. We had our photos taken and then Mazen announced 'do you have your camera ready'? Right on que the dancing fountains started to brilliant dramatic music! Totally awe struck!
Then We were treated to amazing Arabic food, lots of little bits chosen by Mazen, perfect! A grand selection of chicken, lamb, humous, salads etc just beautiful.
After bursting our bellies, we were escorted again through bustling crowds , down levels, up levels.... I have no idea, the place is so vast! Again, cameras at the ready! In the middle of Dubai mall, there is an impressive, most unreal aquarium just there full of sharks, rays, fish, eels etc I was so impressed.
Dubai malls boasts an impressive foot print, numerous levels with exciting features like the ice rink, aquarium, cinema and for good measure, a zoo not to mention all of the shopping.
At 8am this morning we get a knock at the door. It was room service! Apparently we'd already checked out. The service guy apologised and said there must have been some mistake, I replied 'definitely'.
We are now in the exec lounge having breakfast. I'm sad to be leaving Dubai, would have loved to see more.
We can't thank Susan and Mazen enough for their kindness, we will be forever grateful! Thank you