got good views of the Burj al Arab
went to the Dubai museum (much more interesting than I had expected),
as well as the Jumeira mosque,
caught a water taxi across Dubai Creek to the Spice and Gold Souks ( I enjoyed the Spice Souk, but the gold souk just wasn't my thing at all)
this hideous ring is yet another of the world records in Dubai
Our guide dropped us off at the Dubai Mall where we took a walk past the huge glass wall of the aquarium (another World Record) and then went and had lunch at a Chinese restaurant. One of our silly family traditions is to have a meal in a Chinese restaurant in every country we go to…. I have no idea why!
After lunch Paula and Grant did the "At the Top" thing (they caught a lift to the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa (it's not really at the top at all!) at a speed of 10m per second, it took 59seconds to get to the top, you do the maths!!) and Dad, Rox and I returned to our hotel for some down-time.
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The photos below are taken from "At the Top" - the 124th floor of the Burj Khalifa
In the photo above, our hotel is on the extreme left, just above the road
View of our hotel (zoomed right in!)
After the skiing fun was over we headed back to Dubai Mall for a pizza supper and popcorn dessert (Weird, but that's what we felt like!) We timed it just right to see the fountains do their thing at 9pm. This time the music was Arabic, the fountains were awesome, but I definitely preferred last night’s show.