4th and 5th April: Dubai Mall, The Music Room and Pool Day.
Dubai sort of shuts down on Friday so we were kind of at a loss as to what to do. We decided to have a long buffet lunch at a nearby restaurant before heading down to the souk area. Was hoping to be able to see a bit of the famed spice and gold souks but most of the shops were closed so we only saw a few spice shops and then got really annoyed by some people who were constantly asking us to go look at their imitation goods and would not take no for an answer.
We took a walk down the creek after and took one of their water taxis. For 30cents you get a seat on the bench of a sampan-like boat and the driver will bring you across the creek. We then took the metro down to Dubai mall and ditched plans to go to some flower garden for fika and games at the arcade. Technically we had no choice as it was impossible to get a cab to the garden so we decided to make the best of our time at the mall. It was fun to play random basketball games and air hockey. Jens won me a…skipping rope! Hahaha yayyy:)
We then ended the night at the Music Room at our hotel in the company of lots of pretty friendly South Africans and live music by a famous band from Zimbabwe. We redeemed our free welcome drink coupon and won a sun hat and more free beer at scratch and win. It was a really fun way to end our stay in Dubai.
The next day was spent by the pool before our respective flights home. It was a really great week spent together and it was so hard to say goodbye. I do enjoy travelling with Jens a lot and I cannot wait for us to meet again.
Till the next time, xoxo.