My girls were good shoppers and day two started with a late leisurely breakfast after some did a few lengths in the pool ( some more then others ) a few hours in the Dubai Mall .
By 2.30 the black hotel car was transporting us in our dresses to the World famous 7 star Burg Al Arab for afternoon tea.
What do you say !! – Opulent? Exquisite?Incredible ? yes all of the above. A 6 course afternoon tea – including Beef and Mashed Potatoes !!!(Very odd ) We spent 3 hours enjoying the experience accompanied with a glass of champagne – followed by a tea menu. We were surrounded by gold, and the beautiful colours of the Emirates. It was an experience full of laughter and good fun.
You don’t have to be in a 7 star hotel in Dubai to get good service. Its a given and we had some great chats with the Pakistani and Indian waiters about cricket. They love Brendan McCallum and support New Zealand
Dinner was not a going ‘Thing “ It was Friday – The day off for a muslim country – the mall and fountain area was heaving with people . We finished our two days with a cocktail on the 63rd floor of the Address hotel – I don’t think they get too many groups of women up there … The young man we asked directions from turned out to be a Croatian waiter and we had great service. He said we were leaving too early it was only starting to get busy !!! Ha Ha .
Dubai didn’t disappoint – It ticks all the boxes for the perfect stopover . As they prepare for the 2020 World Expo I expect when I return in September with my Italy France tour group many of the building that were not started in September 2014 and are now many stories high will be finished .
Istanbul awaits and my group will come together to start another adventure. It’s amazing how, year after year tour groups form and some how they just seem to suit.
My group last year was terrific and I know and feel this all girls trip is going to be a beauty.