A Trip to Dubai – Day 1

So off I went travelling again, via Doha airport this time (Qatar).

I love airports..because? They are full of booze!

Booze!

Touching down in Dubai I found it extremely hot and a rather depressing grey colour and yeah hot (if I didn’t mention it already).

I asked a few people and they said the sky is grey/brown all year round, it is in the middle of a desert after all.

Dubai Skyline

They have some amazing architecture though.

After my initial meetings we headed out to grab some food and stumbled into a decent looking Turkish joint.

Luckily the exchange rate is 1 to 1 with RM, so it’s easy to calculate prices.

We looked through the menus, not knowing what anything was we asked the boss a few times, after a couple of minutes he grabbed our menus and stated

Menu? No need menu ok? I give you some beef, some chicken, good yah?

So we agreed of course, then the food started coming…and coming..and coming…we asked him to make sure there was no more, thankfully it did eventually end.

Turkish Food

There were beef, chicken and lamb kebabs, salad, beef and lamb stews, some bread, lots of salad, some rice and some other stuff..

One thing I do like is in Dubai all food is served with salad, sometimes salted sometimes pickled, but there is always salad and fizzy drinks..

Turkish Food Gone

It cost us 112Dirhams, which is equivalent to 112RM.

After that we headed back to the hotel to take a rest, everything is pretty much closed in Dubai from 11am to around 3pm as it’s too hot to do anything, so most shops just close, even some malls aren’t open, but they do open till midnight to compensate.

I could use my Malaysian ATM card there too through the Cirrus network, which was useful, it did cost me RM8 to withdraw money though (I had USD but the money changer was closed..)

Later in the evening we headed to emirates mall, that’s the famous one with the huge snow slope built on the side.

Emirates Mall

The shops are full of rows and rows of Bongs Shisha and other shiny things.

Shiny Stuff

The snow slope thingy.

Snow Slope

It was pretty expensive to go in so I didn’t bother.

Grabbed a sandwich for dinner, something like Subway but a different brand, cost about RM25 with fries and a drink.

Everything is about double the price of Malaysia, so if you are spending RM it’s a bit pricey, seems like not much to do or see either..

Continued with part 2 tommorow!

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11 Responses to A Trip to Dubai – Day 1

  1. Andrew August 1, 2006 at 1:41 pm #

    Gosh, sure does look like fun! 😉

  2. KY August 1, 2006 at 3:38 pm #

    kinda like korean food with all the kimchi and friends huh?

  3. Hijackqueen August 1, 2006 at 3:39 pm #

    Wah, so the snow hill slope is real huh. Have read them in my e-mails actually.

  4. Malaysia Property August 1, 2006 at 5:09 pm #

    yup..been there for business…went there on January…weather is very good…windy….try to go for the desert safari thing…it is great…get to experience 1 hour plus of off road in the desert and picture is great during sunset…then follow by a safari dinner and belly dancing

  5. cecilia August 1, 2006 at 5:52 pm #

    i see….i heard abt it but not sure true or not…so the snow in the dubai is true…

    but the safari in the dubai i never heard abt it b4…jus heard abt the snow & al burj arab hotel…is it true there is limousine to take u to the hotel? sum1 told me he take helicopter to the hotel but i dun dare to belive him…lolzz

  6. FireAngel August 2, 2006 at 11:26 am #

    hungry. 🙁

  7. Terenceg August 2, 2006 at 11:43 am #

    since you frequent dubai, did you get their loterry tickets that promised a Bentley or luxury car ?

  8. ShaolinTiger August 2, 2006 at 2:24 pm #

    Andrew: Not really my idea of fun haha.

    Malaysia Property: Yah planning to take the safari next time!

    cecilia: Yah it’s true, you have to pay something like RM100 just to go in the lobby if you don’t have a reservation…ridiculous!

    Terenceg: Dude do you know how much the tickets cost?! It’s not like 1 buck or 10 bucks or something..

  9. *juicylicious* August 2, 2006 at 5:30 pm #

    Hey ST!

    Cool experience. I haven’t been to dxb 🙁 So jealous lah! How are you? Let’s catch up for lunch or after work wif Chatts too.
    Cheers.

  10. James August 3, 2006 at 2:00 pm #

    Did you try the bongs? They any good?