Dubai Day 2 (12 Mar 11) – An Uneventful Day

Roaming Around in Dubai

Today is a rather uneventful day. I headed to pay for the overnight desert camping trip scheduled for tomorrow. However, I was told they did not have my booking and the tour was fully booked! What stuff up! When I demanded to speak to the superior of the booking agent, awhile later I was told that they could arrange another 2 spots for me. I was thinking to imagine if I hadn’t demanded, they would have just left it as it is. This shows how much customer service they emphasize on. I roamed about the Mall of Emirates for the next 2 hours before heading over to the airport to pick up my friend who would be joining me for this phase of my journey.

Ski Dubai In Mall of Emirates
Roaming around Mall of Emirates
The glass roof in Mall of Emirates lets the sun into the mall
Arabian McDonald’s
Walking around the Mall of Emirates. This mall was the world’s largest shopping mall until Dubai Mall was completed

Dubai Mall – The Mega Shopping Mall

After meeting up with my friend, and settling him into the hotel, I brought him to the Mall of Emirates to change some local currency. Our plan for today was to head over to Burj Al Arab for high tea. Once we were at the security gate, I realised that I have mixed up the timing. We were 2 hours late and we missed the high tea. However, the staff was kind enough to rebook our high tea session to another date without penalising us. So our plan worked out fine and we are still going for high tea in the finest hotel in Dubai after all. We then went to Dubai Mall to spend the rest of our day there. As my friend had a long flight, we wanted to take the day easy.

The Burj Al Arab is a fine piece of art
The entrance of Dubai Mall
Around Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall Entrance
Inside Dubai Mall
Inside Dubai Mall
Iranian Kebab for Dinner

After dinner, we went to watch the fountain show from ground zero. I had watched it from the tower yesterday. The show was indeed different from here, at the ground floor, I can see clearly how the water fountain danced to the rhythm of the music, while from the top, I can only see circles lighting up. After the fountain show, we went for a movie and then headed back to the hotel to rest for the night.

Fountain at Dubai Mall
Burj Khalifa at night from ground zero
Around the musical fountain
Burj Khalifa shines at night like a star in the Arabian skies
Before the start of the fountain show
And the water dances away with the music
Musical Fountain at Dubai Mall
Musical Fountain at Dubai Mall
Musical Fountain at Dubai Mall
Musical Fountain at Dubai Mall
Musical Fountain at Dubai Mall
Musical Fountain at Dubai Mall
Musical Fountain at Dubai Mall
Dubai Mall at night

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