January 26-29, 2015
What adventure thumping good times were had in Dubai! Continuing from Part I…
I have decided that Dubai is an amazing but difficult city. While it truly is incredibly fun and exciting, there are vast disparities which I couldn’t ignore very well. But at least they have zero homeless people, right? It’s true!
Rachel tried to make our 10 day stay as interesting and as fun as possible. Lizzie and I would absolutely agree that she exceeded all expectations. From taking us to a massive, white, ordinate mosque to a delicious afternoon tea at a ***** hotel, to the marina and then the beach and back… What adventures!! This post contains mostly photos. But follow along for this amazing ride!
This, is the Abu Dhabi’s incredible Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Just look at it!
It was almost enough to make me a Muslim right then and there. But I could never get used to Lizzie like this:
The next day, without stopping for a break, Rachel zipped us and a cool friend, Dan, off to an alleged nature zone where lots of birds and things could be seen. It was definitely cool, but not exactly what were we expecting. There was a small building from which you could sit with provided binoculars and watch the birds in the “naturally diverted river” nature reserve. Pretty cool!
Right after the nature reserve, Rachel took us to Dubai’s Miracle Gardens. Dubai is absolutely a desert, but regardless they have a massive flower garden with many houses and odd statues, all covered with flowers. Random, strange, but awesome! Good ice creams, too.
After the Miracle Gardens (nope, the day wasn’t over yet!), Rachel treated us to a right proper afternoon tea at the Hyatt Regency Dubai, a five star hotel. Man, so fancy it was, and delicious too! Oh oh, and Lizzie and I talked to manager there from Egypt for a while. He later came by with a two whole plate-loads of Arabic sweets. Nice!
The next day was also our last full day in Dubai, so Rachel tried to make it extra great. And what a day it was! We managed to make it to the Dubai Marina (the fanciest part of the city), the beach (again!), but this time the JBR beach, and then a slap up dinner at Rachel’s flat for a wonderful finishing touch on a terrific trip.
We managed so many adventures. It was absolutely wicked. Thank you, Rachel, for being so hospitable and patient. We will be back soon to take over your bedroom once again =)