21 October 2010

And just when you were out of "wow" . . .

Our visit to Dubai rates a mention of two more highlights: the Dubai Mall, right next door to the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (originally called Burj Dubai, but re-named Burj Khalifa during the opening ceremony on 4 January 2010 in recognition of the Abu Dhabi leader who bailed Dubai out of its debt crisis). Check out my story for Zoe and Alana for a few of the highlights of this spectacular building. 

Dubai Mall doesn't just have a great chocolate or candy shop - it has acres of them (I did also spot a sign for Cafe Laduree, a fine french institution, but will save that visit for the real thing in a week or so).

Five star candy fashion

As well as the dancing fountains and aquarium, the mall also boasts a rather incredible waterfall, that really demands Ennio Morricone's hauntingly beautiful music from The Mission by way of background. Unfortunately, I don't think my blog is that sophisticated, but do feel free to hum to yourself!

The final wow and our last in Dubai before going "home" to our hotel to pack was the incomparable Pierchic restaurant, part of the Madinat Jumeirah complex.

Phil, Dawne, George,
Dave and Mum at Pierchic.
To friends near and far.

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