Sunday 18th April, Dubai.
After enjoying a filling breakfast........all cooked food as well as continental selections were offered....Hollie and I returned to the airport to discover the bag collection area overflowing with very irrate travellers desperately trying to get their bags....I gave them my luggage number....for the 10th time and decided that I needed to get out of the airport which had become like a prison for me!
area of the fountain..."follow the cars, Fran...not... "go into the carpark under the Mal, Fran!".....Oh well...I certainly got to see heaps more than other people did!
Gucci......Armani......Gold Souk.....Bloomingdales.....my head was spinning with the glamour and diversity of it all.....but all I wanted was to buy some cheap t-shirts and some Haviannias.....fun...fun...fun.....people..people... people....an Aussie style supermarket- a wholemeal bread roll and banana.....too excited to stop and eat! By the time I had actually found some T's and light shoes it was 6pm when the Water Fountain show begins. I was getting confident with my sense of directions by then and made my way outside to be treated to a wonderful water display together with hundreds of other curious tourists and travellers....the backdrop being Burj Khalifa and traditional Arabic buildings...such a contrast! My new little camera's HD video is great ....not sure if the operator is so great at using it though!
On dusk, I made my way back on the Metro...people just wandered along the roads...the color of the buildings is mainly sandstone and thecontrasting color you experience is a mauve/blue....workmen's overalls.....walls lining the roads.... many other obscure items which were quite blatant against the bland neutral sandstone!
Stopover at airport = still NO BAG!Home in time for a yummy dinner and a couple of vinnos!...The mood is one of being
Posted by Fran Bruty