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3 amazing nights in Dubai......... We will be back

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I am in the middle of my trip report of our 28 days in the UK (over in the Europe thread) but wanted to do my small bit for the Dubai thread, as there doesn't seem to be too many 'trip reports'.

We only had 3 nights but they were completely amazing. After our 7 hour flight from London (where it averaged 20 deg c each day) walking out the door of the Dubai airport was a shock to the system. It was so hot. We atually arrived on the 1st of June (first day of summer), which we time perfectly to miss the high season...............we were going to arrive in May but the saving was huge by arriving a couple of days later 'in June'.

So it was about 42 deg c. Our Emirates Chauffer driver (thanks to b/class seats) was waiting for us and took us to Jumeriah Beach Hotel. Now, we are fairly well travelled and have stayed in some really lovely hotels but nothing will ever compare with this particular one. From the moment we pulled up and for the full 4 days we were treated like royalty. and it was all so genuine. We did go to the Burj for a look (as guests of Jumeriah Beach you can) and I have to say as much as we loved 'looking' at it from our balcony each day we were very pleased we chose the Jumeriah Beach Hotel. The Burj felt very 'cold' and not that friendly. We had gone over with the idea of having a drink and maybe dinner. But after 10 minutes we were ready to head back.

So, after checking in and being shown to our beautiful room c/w balcony that looked over the Burj and out to 'The World' and the 'Palm' over to the left, we thought we should head out. We caught the free shuttle to The Mall of the Emirates. Pretty amazing place, but we were rather tired so probably didn't appreciate it as much as we could have.

Went back to the Hotel and had the yummiest fruit mocktail in the lobby bar and people watched for a while, then went and had a sleep. Had an amazing buffet dinner at the hotel. I wish I could eat more.......it was just so lovely. Really fantastic food, from every corner of the globe and most of being made in front of you.

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