Man oh man oh man!!!! What a super duper holiday I had with Mom and Megs being out here…. we were like real tourists, going on city tours, taking millions of photos, doing touristy things and of course – THE SHOPPING!!! Yes, there was plenty of that… so much so that Megs actually ran out of money on the second last day! It was great getting a chance to have a girls family holiday as this was our first EVER, and we all loved every second of it.
Monday night we went extravagant! I had booked us a table at the famous Pai Thai restaurant at Al Qasr hotel – it is rated as the best Southeast Asian restaurant in Dubai, and the prices show it… but we decided to spoil ourselves and it was worth every cent spent! The service was impeccable, the people were friendly and the food was absolutely to die for!!!
Tuesday morning we were real tourists (even me who has been living here for 5 months!!!) and we went on a city tour, on a bus and everything! It was fantastic, and we learnt a hell of a lot. The guide was very friendly and although the tour ended on a poor note at the old gold souk, the rest of it was really worthwhile and we had a fab time 🙂
Our tour bus with Lama Tours
Our last “outing” was to Ski Dubai on our second last day together – wow was this fun!!!!! But boy is it totally FREEZING!!!!! It was -3 degrees inside, and silly us arrived there in t-shirts, knowing that we get suits but still – it’s REALLY cold! I actually lost the ability to talk at one point because my face and mouth were so damn cold heheheheh
So, that brings us pretty much to the end…. that afternoon we went and enjoyed some good old South African steak at the Butcher Shop in Mall of Emirates (yummy yummy!!!) and then went to a colleague of mine for dinner to end the holiday off nicely.
What an amazing holiday, worth every cent spent (and believe me there was LOTS of that done hehehe) but it will be stuck in my memories forever!
Now, I start looking forward to my trip home in August – watch this space!!!
And that’s it for now… nothing else very exciting has happened in my life. Back at work and it’s boring.