Thursday, July 31, 2008

Dubai

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Hawthorn Hotel, Deria.


Sunday 13/7 - Caught the 12.15pm bus from Rafina to Athens Airport for our flight to Dubai. Sat on the tarmac for an hour due to heavy traffgic at Athens airport. Finally took off & arrived at our hotel in Dubai about 12.15am.

Monday 14/7 - Slept late & just made it to breakfast before the restaurant closed. Took a taxi to the Gold Souk & the Spice Souk. The amount of gold & diamonds is incredible! Most of it was too gaudy for me, but I did manage to find a necklace I liked. 3 colour golds (white, rose & gold) and diamond cut...so it really sparkles. 4pm - off on Safari! 4 wheel driving through the desert, sunset in the desert & dinner (& drinks) at a bedouin camp. Entertainment included; camel rides, belly dancing, hena tatoos & finally star gazing (but only 2 stars to be seen!). A good experience! Back to our hotel where we visited the 49er restaurant/bar & the Gravity Bar. Both had bands that played very loudly and in our view very badly. We finally collapsed into bed about midnight.

Tues 15/7 - 7am pickup for our transfer back to the airport and our return flight home.

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