Thursday, May 17, 2012

I would not like to be there in summer

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. 


  1. Happy Burj Day! Oopz, I mean Happy Birthday! WeLL, I guess it was reaLLy both.

  2. Well I hope you had a happy birthday and enjoy your watch. Did not think Dubai would be your cup of tea. How was the dining?

  3. Let's see... 40c is what? 104f? That's a typical summer here as well. At least we're green and lush though, and not a desert.

    Happy Birthday!

  4. esb; Thanks for the good wishes

    fmcgmccllc: The dining is fine. There are a zillion restaurants but wine is very expensive. Any bottle will cost you about €100.

    SK Waller: Ah but it is only spring. In summer it best to 50°

  5. With wine that expensive I don't think Dubai will be on the travel list. Wine in the US is inexpensive I can't believe what we paid in China. Big Daddy says India is quite expensive for dining.

  6. Happy belated birthday !!!!

    My folks stopped off there for 4 days on their way back from South Africa and said pretty much the same as you - wouldn't want to be there in summer !!

    Have a great day !

  7. fmcgmccllc: It is only expensive in the restaurants - many of which do not sell alcohol anyway. In the shops it is not so bad - but you need a license to buy it.

    Me: No we are not good in the heat - but everything is air conditioned.