We are back from Dubai. Dubai is a desert with many tall buildings and some really big roads.
It is very hot. It was 40° most days so we did not do too much in the way of touristy things but we did go to Dubai Mall which they tell us is the largest shopping mall in the world – with 1,200 shops and in ice rink and cinemas and restaurants and stuff.
It is very much like every other large shopping centre I have ever see – but bigger.
Cate took me there on my birthday so she could do some girly shopping while I counted the shops to make sure they were not telling fibs about the number.
But she did buy me a lovely Baume and Mercier watch. I needed a new watch because the hands were falling off my old one. Everyone makes watches these days. There is a watch for every fashion label and even ones for car makers such as Maserati. Makes no sense to me.
On our last day we were planning on going to the Souks but we got caught up with other stuff so did not have the pleasure of bargaining endlessly for stuff we did not need.
The only photos I took were of the fountains of the Burj Khalifa – which until recently was the tallest building in the world – but the photos are so bad they are not fit for viewing. But I have given you a couple so you will get the idea.
I would not like to be there in summer.