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Nov 25, 2019 - Dibba

After a few times in Musamdam (Oman), we decide to discover the other side of the fyord, Dibba (still in Oman). We go with Philippe and Patricia, Celestine and Auguste and Claire, Benjamin and Charles. This a great week-end with 2 days/ 2 nights on the boat. the scenery is beautiful. We enjoy scuba diving, paddle, swimming...

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Nov 3, 2019 - Dubai (In Transit)

@@@@@@@ KAPOORS ON THE ROAD There were no direct flights from Croatia to India so we chose to fly with Emirates through Dubai. It wasn’t until after we’d completed the booking that we realized that we would be flying with the Emirates low-cost airline called FlyDubai. It turned out to be okay as the plane from Zagreb to Dubai had barely fifty passengers and we had comfortable bulkhead seats. However, I swear they parked our plane out in the desert somewhere because it took over half an hour to ride on a bus from the plane to the terminal...

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Oct 11, 2019 - Cone crusher

Just arrived in Dubai and ensconced in the hotel - room is literally 10m from the dining room. Pity we are too tired to drink as it is unlimited drinks! Slight issue getting to Lisbon airport and dropping the car off. J ran over a traffic cone. As we walked towards the terminal building C saw a crushed cone lying on the road. We fly out at 10:15 tomorrow - so we might get a few hours sleep!

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Aug 29, 2019 - Dubai Airport

We arrived quite tired at about 1am. We were met by a young man from the hotel who showed us the way, carried our bags and sped us through the security - J was frisked even though he had nothing but 2 passports. At the hotel we were greeted with fragrant refreshing towels and cool drinks. J missed out again as the drinks contained apple juice - he was invited to select anything from the bar, but tiredness took over and we went to our rooms and retired as soon as possible. The room was lovely - massage chair, prayer mats, bathroom with all...

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May 6, 2019 - Top this (world's tallest building)

06 May – Monday Ramadan means followers cannot eat or drink between sunrise and sunset, but they make up for it after dark. It is also common for everyone to be up well before sunrise to feast (suhur), and the mosque is busy early too. The weather remains hot, mid 30’s, and low humidity, and today we are off on a tiki tour. We grab a day pass for AED22 each ($9), covers the metro, tram and bus network. Tony has downloaded every app on the local transport system, but found them hard to use when it comes to bus routes, so we will just rely on...

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May 4, 2019 - A Day at the mall snow Skiing.

New sea cards in hand we ventured out on our own to the Emirates Mall of Dubai. 5 stories high in places, a ski slop for some indoor skiing , an ice rink, aquarium, banks, laundry’s, and a grocery store. To many other things to list. There was a trail of small foreign coins behind us so we could find our way back to the taxi stand. Had lunch at Five Guys burgers. We are American and need burgers and fries to maintain our image. Paid with a strange mix of Dinars and US. We managed to find in a mall the size of Rhode Island a back scratcher,...

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May 4, 2019 - May the Fourth be with you

Tony heads out to take photos of the alleyway so Trina can find us. They are a big help, but Tony still doesn’t realise he is taking pictures of the back entrance. Trina meets us after breakfast, it is great seeing her again, eight years since we first met in China. We walk down to the Gold Souk at the end of the street to get hassled at every step, most of the stuff for sale here is fake. We head for the parking building, and it is then that Tony realises his mistake with the streets. Doh, haha. We spend about 20 minutes waiting to get out...

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May 3, 2019 - Playing in the sandpit

03 May – Friday We are called to prayer at 5.45, and wonder how we are going to cope if this carries on through the day. We go back to sleep and awake at 9am, Tony’s alarm didn’t go off, so it is lucky that Cynthea’s did. We have a quick wash and head to breakfast. There is a lot to choose from, but are a little wary as to how long it has been there, and wonder how effective the burners are keeping the food warm. We try a bit of everything, and make the most of the Nescafe instant coffee available (small cups for the coffee though). We have...

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May 3, 2019 - More than we bargained for......part 2

Driving down the main drag the highway is lined with reflective windowed buildings in every height, shape, and size. All built since 2003. There are at least 15 more under construction. You can easily see and understand why one forth of the cranes are here in Dubai. The bus turned a corner by the famous seven star hotel whose name is beyond my spelling ability that costs $28,000 a night. The bus pulls over and the guide says you can get out see for 15 minutes . We are many blocks from that hotel and there are construction walls across the...

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May 3, 2019 - More than we bargained for.......

Since Dubai decided to have a face to face with everyone on board and keep our passports, the people getting off tomorrow must pick their passports up from 5:30am to 7:30am at a place designated for their floor. I am assuming ours are in the ship vault once again. We were to meet in the music hall with our tour group and with our bus sticker was properly attached to our shirts, sat and waited to be called. The first group called was going into the dessert by Jeep, than by camel, to camp in a Bedoin tent for 24 hours. It is 96 degrees....

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May 2, 2019 - 20hrs to Freedom

Between 10am and 1pm tomorrow we must pick up an immigration tickets to leave the ship in an orderly manner as our numbers are called. We have a night shore trip in Dubai tomorrow, on Mother Earth, off the ship, on solid ground, hip hip hooray! The unimaginable happened, the women pulled it off and won trivia, battle of the Sexes. They lost with the question “What was the first canned vegetable? “ Men said corn, correct answer peas. I knew the answer from another cruise. Belly dancing lesson number two, what fun. I need to find an...

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May 2, 2019 - Dubai dooby doo... (go on, sing it)

02 May – Friday Tony has booked a car to meet us at Dubai, we are about twenty minutes drive from airport, and could have taken a taxi, but we decide to use Booking.com’s service to see how they measure up. It is a bit on the pricy side, NZ$37, and quite a bit more than a taxi, but we figure there may be a couple of dodgy buggers about ripping us off once we get there. We will be too late, and too tired, to try and figure public transport once we get there. At least this way if there is a problem we have the backing of the company to sort...

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