Tuesday 24 September 2013

Day 14 - Last day in Dubai

It's was our last full day in Dubai today, we fly home tomorrow morning. In keeping with our routine we got up around 10am and gorged ourselves on the massive breakfast buffet supplied by the hotel.
We spent at least 4 hours down by the pool you could get used to this heat. And today they even supplied some ice cold towel to cool use down! Perfect.

Ice cold towels where provided to cool down
We decided to head to the Dubai Outlet Mall in the afternoon. It's not connected to the metro so we had to take a taxi. They built this mall out in DubaiLand, an area which was meant to be home to numerous theme parks, alas nothing has been build. They do still have a gate for Universal World, but that's about it. It's all desert.

The Burj Khalifa (the worlds tallest building) as seen from the taxi
We didn't stay to long at the outlet mall as we just weren't in the shopping mood, so we jumped into a taxi and headed to the Dubai Mall (as you do).  Being the worlds largest mall it's more like a city. There is just so much to do there. We adore it.

Driving through the desert en route to The Dubai Mall
At the waterfall in The Dubai Mall 
A quick break for a very delicious Costa at The Dubai Mall
If you ever make it to Dubai, The Dubai Mall is a must see. It will take you hours to visit and experience it all. We've been back to it 6 or 7 times and we still haven't done it all. It's designed like a high street with a mixture of department stores, shops and restaurants along the same strip. It's also a theme park with an ice rink, aquarium and that famous dancing fountain which has a show every 30 mins from 6pm until 11pm. It is currently the  worlds largest choreographed fountain system!

The stunning aquarium inside The Dubai Mall
Under the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building
The fountain show is worlds largest choreographed fountain system
After some supply shopping for the journey home in Waitrose we headed back to the hotel to pack and try to sleep. Our flight is at 7am so we aim to be out of the hotel by 5am. 

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