“Weekend in Dubai” Elizabeth7901’s photos around Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Dubai, United Arab Emirates by TravelPod blogger Elizabeth7901 titled “Weekend in Dubai”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Elizabeth7901’s travel blog entry: “Our flight from Bahrain to Dubai actually arrived on time on Thursday evening, a rarity for Gulf Air flights. We made it through Passport Control without problems and caught a cab to take us to Al Qasr. The walk from the airport exit to the taxi stand was lined with industrial sized fans blowing fine mists of water in a failed attempt to cool the oppressive night air. Driving through town, I was struck by the size and grandeur of Dubai. The city redefines urban sprawl. High rises drench the landscape and everywhere you look, another is being built. Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, is absolutely staggering – and construction isn’t even finished yet! There are not enough Dirhams in the world to lure me to the top. We received a very warm greeting upon our arrival at Al Qasr. Cold washcloths and strong coffee were offered to Madam and Sir (as we were called by everyone) as we waited at reception. Our room, 619, had Islamic architectural details (arches, carved wooden doors) and was beautifully appointed in what seemed to me to be authentic Middle Eastern furnishings. Five minutes after settling in to our room, there was a knock on the door and we received a fruit basket, chocolates, mousse cake, and a bottle of prosecco in celebration of our
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