|Our routing back to Dubai
|The desert view from our room. Straight ahead but not seen are the world islands.
|The worlds tallest building.
|The dancing water fountain at The Dubai Mall
|Picked up some supplies at Waitrose
|A The Dubai Mall
As it was too early for the metro we took a taxi to the hotel. We have returned to the Crowne Plaza. It's our favourite as we get early check in, late check out, lots of points with IHG, an apartment style room with dining area and kitchen and its beside the metro station, just two stops from the worlds tallest building and largest shopping mall.
It's as warm as ever here, daily temperatures exceed 40 degrees Celsius with humidity over 80%. Any exposure to the heat and you sweat buckets immediately.
After an early check in and sleep we lounged by the pool before heading to downtown Dubai and the Dubai mall.
The Dubai Mall is massive, it's simply impossible to begin to describe the size of the place, except to say it's like a city, with over 1,200 shops. If you get tired of walking around it you can hail a taxi to drive you from store to store.
We spent the evening at the mall, watched the fountain show and ate Indian food. We rounded off the evening with a visit to the hotels night-club Zinc.