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Emirates to Dubai

Just as we sat down in our seats on the Emirates plane going to Dubai, the air hostess's came round with nice warm hand towels to freshen up. Eveyone had wiped there face and hands. Ant wipes his face, hands, feet, his bald head his armpits and anything else he could wipe with this hanky sized cloth. Rahul decides he is going to lob his across the aeroplane, which he did, me and Ant just looked at each other I tried to give him that angry look but inside I was killing myself laughing it was so funny! Apologising to people we manage to get the cloth back, he has no sense of discipline and thinks it is so funny and sits there with a cheeky smile on his face. And it does not stop there.

On arrival we collected our 4 large 25KG bags + Antony's 25KG kitesurf bag & our cycle trailer/pushchair for the kids. After trying to find out where the public bus was for a cost cutting trip to the hotel, we got a 7 seater taxi & amazingly managed to sqeeze in all our luggage. Kids on laps of course!

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach

Antony, Elenya & Rahul immediately headed for the pool to cool off.
Later we all walked to a local supermarket in the 42C heat for a picnic lunch & in the evening, the beach.

Burj Khalifa

In the evening we went to the Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world) & watched the fountain display to music.
Antony being Antony asked every taxi driver his name & engaged in conversation. Most were Muslim & Antony would greet them with saying Salam a Lek Um.
later when we were in Hong Kong and randomly Elenya would say Salam a Lek Um......

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  • Pros:We found Dubai in general to be immaculately clean & the people extremely nice & helpful.
  • Cons:Not easy to get around on public transport, especially with children. Pavements very tricky
  • Last visit to Dubai: Sep 2010
  • Intro Updated Sep 10, 2010
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