Yaay, back at last!
Dubai Travel Blog› entry 2 of 4 › view all entries
After our delay, we finally got to Dubai. We spent quite a lot of time at the pool, Mark bought me a stunning diamond pendant to match my engagement ring (although it didn't turn out right and we had to take it back in October when we went with my parents!), we did a desert dune drive and had dinner in a 'traditional' Bedouin camp (traditional - yeah right, it was built two years ago), and had some wonderful meals, including my first trip to Zheng He's, the fantastic Chinese restaurant at the Madinat Jumeirah, the only place outside China I've had good jiaozi like my homestay Granny used to make!
And we also went to Wild Wadi, one of the best water parks I've ever been to.
We did a Dune Safari out into the desert - Mark felt a bit ill and stayed in the car most of the time, but we had a great night at the 'traditional Bedouin Camp' with 'authentic' Belly Dancer.
So after a happy trip, we packed our bags and headed for the airport and on to Malaysia. We actually had to leave some of our purchases at the Palace and the staff said it wasn't a problem for us to come out and pick them up while we were in our 7 hours transit between flights. Two of the things we'd bought were a traditional metal Arabic coffee set and a fold up breakfast tray for bed: we strapped the two of them together and the hotel gave us poly wrap and we taped it all up to check in on our return flight! I had a sneaky suspicion we'd bring even more back from Malaysia!