Sunday, February 12, 2017

Day 10 - Dubai - The Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall

The final day in Dubai began with another trip on the Metro, this time I kept well away from the “woman only “ compartment. We jumped off at the Mall of Dubai stop and from there it was a good 10 minute walk on those flat moving escalators.













The first thing we saw was the  Aquarium wall with a scuba diver feeding the fish, very entertaining. There was a huge variety of despite, but the Rays stole the show. 
We then moved onto the giant waterfall with its unusual sculptures of diving men.











We then moved onto visiting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest man made structure in the Word. The lift swept us up 140 floors in double quick time  and it was the smoothest of rides. The views from the two observation decks were spectacular. While we were on the deck we saw a guy get down on one knee and propose to his girlfriend, she accepted, not a dry eye in the house.
















We then moved onto the outdoor pool area, grabbed a front row table at one of the restaurants and watched the dancing fountain and music show which was mighty impressive.














We returned to the old town and there was just enough time for some last minute shopping and a very good Chinese meal. Tomorrow we head back to Dubai international airport for the next leg of our journey.

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