The second day in Dubai started with a few business meetings, therefore the morning hours went by quite fast. However, one of the company's bosses gave us his driver for the day so we could go and do a little more sightseeing without having to use taxis all the time. I decided that I wanted to see the famous Burj Al Arab (Tower of the Arabs) which is one of the most luxurious and expensive hotels in the world and also the 4th highest hotel in the world.
Unfortunately they changed the rules for going inside the hotel, you have to have at least a reservation for the restaurant in there. We tried to get one for that exact day but they told us that you have to call at least a day in advance. I didn't really need to see the hotel from the inside, so the driver drove us to Jumeirah Beach where I got a perfect view of this iconic building. The only downside of this experience: I didn't plan ahead and still wore my high heels that I wore to the business meetings before. Have you ever been at the beach in high heels? I definitely do not recommend it. That being said, I teetered through the sand, managed to jump up and down a little wall and all that without breaking my legs.
After staying at this beach for a little while, I went back to the hotel. Even though it was quite close, it took us a little while because traffic in Dubai is insane. But I won't complain since I didn't have to drive and I could snap a few photos on the way. We also passed a water park called Wild Wadi and it looked so much fun! If I had more time in Dubai, I would've definitely went. Maybe there is a next time.
The rest of the day, I decided to relax a little bit at the beach and the pool but before heading out again, I wanted to have a small meal. And since the portions there were pretty huge (not American huge but European huge), I ordered two kid's meals. They were the perfect size and I even got everything with kid's plates and silverware. I still have to giggle about it when I think back.
Then it was time for relaxation. What I loved about the hotel was, that they give you towels and sun lounger covers with a pillow. Furthermore, they give you cold bottled water whenever you want or you can ask for a refrigerated container where you can store some bottles. The ocean water was amazingly warm, like a bath tub. I enjoyed just floating around and forget all the stress that I had and that is coming up.
It was the most perfect afternoon in a long time.
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