So today is our last day of play as tomorrow we'll be up and at the airport early. Mum flies in at about 7.30am local time and we all head for Sydney around 9.30am. Though first let's finish yesterday. We headed back to the Dubai Mall for dinner as we wanted to catch the water show. We also checked out some shops and bought Garrie the full Bedouin outfit. The white robe us called a dishdash, the head scarf a keffiyeh and the black band an agal.
Basically what Arabs wear comes from their Bedouin heritage. Burkas are Afgan not Arabic and turbans come from Asia not here. The white keffiyeh denotes the UAE whereas the red and white is for Saudis. We are invited to a party where "world dress" is the theme - being a Bedouin will be perfect. In watching the locals we can see how similar we all are. They love theirs kids, their fun, their shopping and are all stuck on mobile phones.
We took a quick shot of our hotel on the way to the shops. Our suite being the second down on the left.
The beer of the day is a non-alcoholic marguerita (well this the UAE).
It was a long way. As we were almost there Garrie quipped we had just about walked to Australia. I replied that we'd probably find the next train didn't leave for a couple of hours as I hadn't checked the exact schedule. I was right - on Friday the metro doesn't start until 1pm for some reason. Maybethe quiet, empty corridor should have clued us in?
Even the floors are fabulous!