Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Excuse Me Sir, That Is Not Appropriate...

After over two months of Doha confinment, I was, last weekend, finally given my reprise and permitted to travel to Dubai. Flew out on Thursday night with Andy, Nath and Mary and met Dunlop and Murray at our 5 star hotel - The Sheraton Jumeirah. That night we headed to the Kazbar. Andy had told us about it from last time he was in Dubai and it didn't disappoint, was awesome to sit on the cushions smoking sheesha, drinking cocktails and eating a ridiculous amount of dips and bread. Headed home at about 1am to meet up with Michael who had flown in from Europe.

Next morning headed to the Burj... that 7 star hotel that you see on all the Dubai footage. We had booked in an all you eat brunch from the restaurant that protrudes out of the building over the Arabian gulf.

It was amazing... as most of you know, I have never been the eating-out, restaurant-type so this is a list of all the things that I ate that I had never eaten before....

Wagyu beef
Salmon roe
Tuna Sashimi
Raw Octopus
Crab meat

The bill for the meal was HUGE but worth every sent, Michael shouted us all :)

After that we went and relaxed on our 5 star resort beach (if you look closely Michael is wearing a shirt) before Dunlop and I headed to the Madinat Souqs for an awesome view of the Burj at night. Dunlop managed to con our way onto the roof of this amazing hotel where we sat for a few hours taking photos and drinking cocktails. It was an extremely romantic night for my husband and I :)

We were the first back to the hotel so, instead of getting ready to go out, I put on my 5 star hotel robe, and Dunlop, Murray and I started on the drinking games. When the others returned, they seemed to think we were onto a good thing and the night ended with Michael and I, in soaking wet bath robes, locked out of Nath's room at 6am in the morning after we had all broken just about every hotel rule possible, including some that are probably not actually written down, like - 'Don't try to convince the security guard to go swimming in the Arabian Gulf with you at 3am'. I guess if you put 7 ex-backpackers in a 5 star hotel you really shouldn't expect too much more.

The next morning, we headed to the Wild Waadi Water Park. Just got on a inflatable tube and floated around the park all day. It was sooo much fun! Also enjoyed finally getting some sun as you were able to stay outside for more than 5 minutes without passing out from the heat. Well, everyone else managed that... Andy struggled a little..

True to form, we nearly missed our flight back to Doha. We arrived at the airport to hear that our flights check-in was closed but we managed to convince them to let us on - with no help at all from me. I didn't want to go back to Doha so was more than happy to have to stay an extra night!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica you're naughty!

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poo bum face head

11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot to mention the sprinklers :)

11:49 AM  

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