Hello Everyone!! *waving* :)
Well I’m back at home on my trusty laptop with Sakura by my side. This makes me incredibly happy. :)
I’ve hugged my 2 manly sons and most of my immediate family and it feels good to back around those I love. Tomorrow I’m going for a drive to the country to hug my Llamas (Teco-boy & Margie) and surprise my grandsons that I’m back home. You can’t beat that nana hug, it’s priceless!!
I had the best time away and loved every minute of it! But it’s always good to return to your home country. You see, I kind of have a bit of the Irish gypsy blood in me, so next week you never know I could be ready to go anywhere!! Lol
Only joking no more laughing I have to get serious with my life and that’s going to involve quite a few changes. At first my changes were poor choices on my behalf, but thankfully a little time and commonsense have won this one, and I’m now on a much better train of thinking. So life will be different and maybe a little lonely at times but I’m sure the universe has a way of putting things back together. I liken it to a jigsaw puzzle, if I take my time then I’m sure all the pieces will fit back in nicely. I have my Sakura (cat/child lol ) so she will make any place my home. If you have a pet you will know exactly what I’m talking about, right?
So now lets get back to the post heading: Dubai!
On the way to the U.K I only had 1 night there so I didn’t do anything except read like a book worm!! lol But On my way home, I had 2 nights and boy am I glad I had those 2 nights. My mum had booked us into old Dubai (Bur Dubai) and let me tell you it really was pretty old compared to the city. lol Strange thing about me though is that I like the old and all the history that goes with it. There’s something about going somewhere where you know so many souls have walked that path.
It was really cheap there compared to the new Dubai. Also, I noticed the population was mostly Indian. I was pretty shocked to see tourists walking around in short shorts and little tops, though I was told that where I was was not as strict as other parts of Dubai.
I went for a tour around the city and it was interesting listening to all about the Muslim customs etc. Plus how they can have 2 wives there, crazy right? Most men can’t handle one wife – imagine two! LOL No offence intended, members of the male species.
When the prayer time comes around and they say it over loud speakers, there’s something kind of soothing and comforting in how they sing their prayer. It reminded me of when I was in Egypt, I heard it so often there that I started humming it.
The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world. It has 1200 retail shops and 160 food outlets. Its huge!! Don’t take your credit card, just look!! Lol
The shark filled Aquarium in the mall is just beautiful. You could just sit there and daydream, its so soothing to look at. Or maybe that us the Pisces in me feeling at home!! Lol
In the city there was 200 buildings right next to each other. Kind of like Lego all stacked up close to one another. The rich are mega rich and the poor seem just that, poor! After travelling around here there and everywhere, we ended up at the 7 star hotel : Bur Al Arab – now, this is an impressive building and brings in a whole new modern Dubai. We had lunch there and even though the courses were small, you felt stuffed by the end of it! If you go to Dubai this one is a must and it pays to book so that way you’re assured to get in for lunch/dinner whichever your preference. I’ll make 2 post so you get to see the hotel and the buildings.
Now I’m from Western Australia and should be able to handle the heat there as Perth can have temperatures up to the 40 degrees Celsius and over. But it’s a different heat and its not even their summer and I was hot. Knowing what I know now I could never go their in Summer and was told a lot of the locals leave the country and come back when summer’s over. I can see why! Their bus stops are enclosed with air conditioners in them, very impressive!!
Next time, yes there will be a next time as I loved the place, I’ll stay at least 7 days as there was so much more I wanted to do. The Safari tour is one I’m going back for, you get taken by 4wds out in the middle of know where and have dinner in a tent pitched and get to ride a camel. Now don’t laugh as I find that terribly romantic – and I’m not even the romantic type! Lol It certainly is very different from Australia but that’s what I like… Seeing all our world has to offer. Being out of our comfort zone is good for us and opens us up to new and different things, right?
I hope your all well and I did my best to post when I could. I’m way behind on post so please forgive me and I will try keep up from now on.
Have a great weekend everyone and I shall see you all in Blogland!! :)
Hugs to you all…..Paula xxxx