Sunday, 21 March 2010

A Holiday in Two Halves - Part 2

The second part - Dubai! Possibly the most extreme opposite to Stockholm. An average of 29 degrees and hot hot sunshine, insanely huge shopping malls boasting aquariums/catwalks/waterfalls/gold, rickety wooden boats, pristine white beaches, endless-reaching skyscrapers, the world's tallest building (Burj Khalifa), indoor skiing, sheesha, Coldstone Creamery ice-cream, the Palm, world's only '7*' hotel (Burj Al Arab), more sheesha, glitzy marinas and WAITROSE!! Could it do no wrong?! Would definitely be intrigued to go back in a few years to see the crazy additions to this expanding city, and really recommend it as a holiday destination for anyone interested in visiting the place that has everything.

Post-beach tomato faces

Burj Al Arab

Ski Dubai
Sheesha - strawberry flavour is the best

Deira souks

New Dubai Marina

Faithful as ever!

Burj Khalifa - it's quite tall

Dubai Mall Aquarium - the world's only nearly complete tunnel thing

A Holiday in Two Halves

The first part, Stockholm. To paint the picture, it was -12 when I stepped off the plane, the snow was heavier than I'd ever seen it, and Lake Malaren was frozen over. Winter clearly hadn't shifted just yet! But we had sunny skies, Oscar's night festivities, a ride on the new Globen lift with great views across the city...and Muffin Bakery - I was happy :).