Im just about to head back to Ireland after a very brief stay in Dubai. I arrived on Thursday night and I’m heading back to Dublin tonight, just after midnight.
Thursday night I got in at 10pm, so we just came back to the apartment, quickly got changed and headed out for some dinner in Carters in Wafi City.
Friday was spent lounging around in Jebel Ali beach club/resort/HEAVEN! We arrived around midday, (we really tried to get there for the hottest time of the day).. we found some beach loungers, dropped our stuff and went in search of any one of the 3 pools that serviced the area. I was finding the humidity very tough so a dip in the pool was a necessity.
With the heat at 43 degrees we decided to get umbrellas and sit in the shade for a while. With a little breeze in the air, we were able to sit and read in comfort.
The day was not to be complete without dipping my toes into the Persian Gulf. The water was warm and the sand underneath my toes could only be described as being as soft as a new carpet. It was amazing how the ground felt. I also discovered (when a wave went over my head) that the water was extremely salty.. and with that we departed the sea.
As part of our entrance fee we got a lunch in the resort so we ate in the early afternoon. This lunch comprised of a buffet and/or barbeque. As stuffed as christmas turkeys we wandered back to the loungers to sleep off lunch! Before we left the beach club we had a drink at the bar, which was nicely placed in one of the pools. Id never had a drink while sitting in a pool before, and its definalely something I could get used to!
After such a relaxing day we went for dinner at the Jumeriah Beach Hotel. This hotel has several restaurants and we ate in the Villa Beach Restaurant. We had a birds eye view of the Burj Al Arab from where we were dining. After dinner I went for a (very) quick walk on the beach. The humidity was so high, the clothes were stuck to us after a few minutes outside.
That brings me to today, we have pretty much lazed about for the day, but we are heading off to see the Dubs play Westmeath in the Irish Village very shortly!
Alas, I’ll be heading from there to the airport:-( and my short stay here will be over.