Dubai

Our time in Dubai is far too short.

We had become very sceptical, after being in Cairo, with people offering to help us and it felt very strange at the airport for people to be doing something for us, without expecting payment.

Our hotel room is lovely - 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 TV's and a kind of a bidet which Nicholas was very excited about. We all went swimming in the pool and spa as soon as we had checked in and finally felt clean again, after the dustiness of Egypt.
The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.....we wouldhave liked to have gone to the view deck at the top, but unfortunately all the time slots were sold out.....this is only half of the building, we couldnt get it all into one photo.

Today we had planned on doing a hop on hop off tour of Dubai (extremely hot here today) but when the first bus didn't turn up and the second one was 20 minutes late and then didn't stop to pick us up, we got in a 'fankle' and went shopping instead. The 2 shopping centres we visited were huge and both are open until midnight every night! Outside one of the shopping centres
The Mall of the Emirates shopping centre has it's own ski slope, chair lift etc (of course)
And this shopping centre had a huge aquarium and skating rink

This will be our last post until we get back home - I'm not sure what has happened to my blog helpers, they still say they are going to do one, but there isn't much time!

Tomorrow we start our longest stretch of travel - leave Dubai at 8pm and arrive in Singapore at 7.30am, where we stay until nearly midnight and then spend the night flying to Adelaide. Hopefully we will be able to get some sleep.

We have lots to be grateful for......we have had good weather, no colds or flus etc, and people looking after our business, house and pets..................thankyou for enabling us to have a wonderful holiday.............. see you all soon.

(PS Hope you have a happy birthday, Kirsty!)

We are homeward bound.

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  1. kirsty, on April 30, 2010 at 8:05 AM said:

    See i knew Dubai was going to be pools and cocktails!!!
    Have a safe journey home, we are looking forward to seeing you all.
    Thanks for the birthday wish, we are off to Adelaide for the day Sat. and staying at the seawall apartments on the esplanade at Glenelg. not quite Dubai but should be nice.

  2. marion, on April 30, 2010 at 8:32 AM said:

    I don't know when you will read this but safe travelling. I can't believe a month has passed already. So glad that you had such a wonderful holiday...you will be hooked now! I showed Kaye G your culinary experience in Paris and she was green with envy (in a nice way). She has duck in the freezer and went home inspired.
    Dubai sounds as though it was a nice way to end your holiday. Looking forward to seeing you all.

  3. Mogs Designs, on April 30, 2010 at 1:45 PM said:

    safe and happy trails, thanks for sharing your travels with us
    Yes we have been "drooling" and schemeing down here
    Melissa
    xxx

  4. Barbara, on April 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM said:

    See you soon. We have some girlz here who cant wait to see Ben and Nick. Love and kisses and safe travel.