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Last Dubai

Yesterday was the last full day in Dubai. When I travel for the long term, I like to leave one day to one which I go back to places I may have been before, just so I don't skip anything. I don't know how much longer I will be around-and there is no reason to think I will be back in Dubai, or anywhere else.

So yesterday, I stayed in the common room at the hostel for a while making flight/travel reservations. Then at approximately 11:00 am, I went back to the old souk near the museum, and walked around. I took a short boat ride across the river to the gold and spice souks, just to take pictures. I walked around, and found a photo shop to have some passport photos taken.

Then I took the metro to a park to go to what looks like a giant picture frame. I learned later it is actually a 48 story structure called the Dubai Frame, which I wanted to go to since i saw in driving in. It changes color at night. I walked through the park to this huge frame, only to learn that I was in the wrong park. In the first park, though I walked through different markets, and saw people sunning themselves, and walked through a "Happiness market" selling clothes, books, and other goods.

I then came to the adjacent park where the frame was-I waited in line for what seems like 2 hours-and finally arrived at the ticket booth-it was approximately $8 to go in the Frame. (I learned the Frame was only open since January 1st-so it is still new). Walking inside, I came to a display which showed the history of Dubai, such as the discovery by the Bedouins up until the airport being expanded. Then I took the elevator to the top (along with the crowds), we we're allowed 15 minutes to look around. I did see the sunset along the Arabian golf, and a pic of downtown. After 15 (or so)-I went down and walked back to the metro. i found a restaurant that actually had a mosque built in, that served Yemen food. While I usually don't eat meat-I had mutton with rice-which was good, and they kept pouring more soup for me. It was around $20.00, which is on the higher end that i spend..


Posted by DavidPearlman 20:40 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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