Tag: Dubai

12 days of Christmas 2020: day 3

Hotel Burj al Arab from Jumeirah Beach, Dubai I’ve written plenty about our trips to Dubai over the years, for example:- Postcards from Dubai I Postcard from Dubai: Part I Postcard from Dubai: Part II Postcard from Dubai: 5 places I visited Yet Another… Continue Reading “12 days of Christmas 2020: day 3”

Yet another Postcard from Dubai

It’s early February  – bear with me here – and this year, just like the last few years, we’re enjoying some sunshine in Dubai. My beloved is here for the dental exhibition, an opportunity to meet with a number of his distributors, largely local… Continue Reading “Yet another Postcard from Dubai”

Friday’s holiday photos #1

While we’re away, I’ll be using the Friday slot to post a few photographs from our trip (WiFi permitting). The first ones are from Dubai where we had a few days’ stopover. As to be expected at this time of year, it was hot… Continue Reading “Friday’s holiday photos #1”

Yet another postcard from Dubai

It was early February and once again we were in Dubai, ostensibly to attend an exhibition onto which we’d tagged a few days’ vacation. Although it had been sunny at home, it had been very cold and a bit of warmth is always much… Continue Reading “Yet another postcard from Dubai”

Postcard from Dubai: 5 places I visited

I’ve visited Dubai plenty of times, largely for business with a few days of pleasure tacked on. This time my beloved’s Dental Exhibition coincided with the Tour of Dubai – how great is that? – giving me my first taste of live racing this… Continue Reading “Postcard from Dubai: 5 places I visited”

Postcard from Dubai: Part II

The heavens opened as we drove to Melbourne airport for the first leg of our journey home. The intensity of the storm was such that our flight, coming from Auckland, was diverted to Adelaide and finally set down in Melbourne some five hours late.… Continue Reading “Postcard from Dubai: Part II”

Postcard from Dubai: Part I

We eased ourselves into our trip to Australia with a stopover in Dubai. Not our maiden visit by any means, though many of our previous trips there have involved a mixture of business and pleasure. That said, we did spend a wonderfully relaxing Christmas and… Continue Reading “Postcard from Dubai: Part I”

And we’re off

Our trip got off to a great start. We had decided to break our journey overnight at the hotel in the Dubai airport. When we checked in we were upgraded to a suite. Extra space is always welcome but for me the star turn… Continue Reading “And we’re off”

Postcards from Dubai I

My days have fallen into a similar and comfortable rhythm. I breakfast with my beloved before he heads off to the exhibition. I spend an hour or so reading all the freebie newspapers, including The Financial Times in the hotel lobby. My enthusiasm undiminished by… Continue Reading “Postcards from Dubai I”

High rise cycling

I’m in Dubai for the cycling. Yes, I do know the Tour of Qatar starts next week and, no,  I haven’t got my dates and dunes jumbled.  Extreme Polish cyclist Krystian Herba was in town to break records – Guinness Book of Records. Yesterday, to celebrate the… Continue Reading “High rise cycling”