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July 2nd 2010
Published: July 3rd 2010
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What can I say... after 14 hours and 40 minutes*, all I could think of was a bed. However, before I managed leaving the airport, I had to find out myself about 2 other places I had to stop by before I was okay for immigration. Done that, hotel shuttle found, checked in at hotel, planned a two-hour tour, grabbed some water at the coffee shop and bought some postcards: I was ready to find my room. 😊

I got about 4 hours sleep (since I didn't manage to sleep on the plane) and at quarter to six, I was at the hotel lobby waiting for Alexandel (colleague at work) and the tour guide. I was a bit anxious about the tour since I wasn't sure I'd see much in 2 hours only.

Surprise, surprise, the driver turned out to be excellent tour guide and fun. I gotta tell you that one of the majors surprises I had was also to deal with the high temperature there: 35 Celsius degrees. Not that I haven't experienced it before but it was only six o'clock in the morning! I was shocked when I learned that it can get up to 50 C degrees!!! When I stepped on the warm sand of Jumeira beach, I found it pleasant temperature. However the water was warm... warm like I could never expect sea water to be like.

What can I say, Dubai really suprised me with it's amazing architecture, clean streets and boiling hot temperatures: I could definetely go back there (having in mind I'd need to save considerable ammount of money) and live it up! 😊

As soon as I got back to the hotel, I had the chance to shower, have breakfast and get ready to head back to the airport once again... this time to Bangalore!!!!

* PS: Flying Emirates Boeing 777 rocks! Best onboard service ever! Considering there's always room for improvements: Dear Emirates, please make more room for my buns in your Economy class seats. I could only envy the Business and First Class folks. 😊

Enjoy the pictures!

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Dubai metro stationDubai metro station
Dubai metro station

Train has no conductor!!
Dubai - very expensive neighbourhoodDubai - very expensive neighbourhood
Dubai - very expensive neighbourhood

foreigners not allowed to own property here... rents only! too bad, I wasn't interested! :P
Dubai's largest hotel Dubai's largest hotel
Dubai's largest hotel

Accessible by boat or taking the tunnel (1 Km under the sea)
Dubai - Jumeirah BeachDubai - Jumeirah Beach
Dubai - Jumeirah Beach

Rocks imported from Egypt
Dubai - cool elevators at the airportDubai - cool elevators at the airport
Dubai - cool elevators at the airport

each elevator has 2 doors

3rd July 2010

Muito baacana hein??? Adorei as fotos, adorei as news!!! Keep Posting!!! Bjunda!!!
7th July 2010

I loved the pictures.. the place looks like cool. kisses

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