"I am blown away by the size and beauty of the buildings of Dubai. It is like New York on steroids." observes Russell.
"Katie, is this what you and Roger call the "loop of shame?" asks Russell.
"Yes! Do you want to drive?" Katie curtly questions.
"No! I sure as hell am not taking the wheel. Driving in Dubai takes too much patience and local knowledge!" declares Russell.
But Russell, getting into the adventurous mode, orders camel croquettes (every other camel offering was “finished” as they say in Dubai).
We have a delicious lunch beachside at the newly opened Park Hyatt Hotel on Saadiyat Island The island's buildings, still under construction, are billed to become one of the finest destinations in the world. In the UAE, they do not things on a small scale.
|Khalia, Russell & Roger|
"All I heard for an hour was, 'dig Russell dig.' If Uncle John Barr needs a water main installed, I'm his man!" Russell wearily exclaims.
"Katie, I never knew you had such a control of the urban dictionary of cuss words until that last dune!" exclaims a surprised Russell as we survive the last and the biggest dune.
Make note, a sunset in the desert is something not to miss. Absolutely surreal.
"This is the trip of a lifetime. I will come back in a second. I felt safer in Dubai than I do in Denver. This has been a first class experience from beginning to end - thanks to the best two hosts on the planet - my dad Roger and Katie!
OK kids, whose’s next?
|Another photo album by Smilebox|