|British Airways are back flying and queuing up at LHR|
Anyway the landed in to Dubai at 4:30am to be told by Capt. Nicholas over the PA system that we were landing into a steamy 34 degrees at that time in the morning.
|There were some cheeky little storms below on the flight over Germany|
Immigration was a breeze, my suitcase was waiting for me and it was a quick skip in a taxi to my hotel.
Now there always comes a point during the night, where its no longer night any more but its the morning. The in-between bit of that is a bit of a weird zone for me, and it always has been, whether it was long party nights in my youth or long fire shouts in the fire service there is always a moment where there mind and body have to go through a conscious switch if you happen to be awake all night. The strange thing for me was this happened exactly as i was dropped at the hotel by the taxi to check in. I couldn't work out if it was last night or this morning and i think i managed to totally confuse the poor chap in reception as I couldn't get my words out or even make any sense.
Fortunately for me, he was in a better state than I was and packed me off to my lovely room here whilst it was still dark at about 5am. I dropped my bags on the floor and thought i would steal a few hours kip to catch up after kicky kickerson the little chap on the plane had kept me up all night.
The strange thing being that as soon as I lay down i wasn't tired anymore and there was no way I was going to sleep, especially when the tannoy outside the hotel started going for the call to prayers........
Yes I forgot to mention its the holy month of Ramadan for all Muslims around the world. This means that life is very different throughout this month particularly when it comes to food and drink as all Muslims have to Fast during daylight hours and that means that all food shops are also closed during that period and there is certainly no drinking alcohol. I have always said when people come to my country of birth, England, that I hope that they would respect all customs, laws and festivities so I think that I would certainly be the pot calling the kettle black if I don't respect their customs, laws and festivities whilst I am a guest in their country.
So its up early before the sun comes up for the biggest breakfast I can mange that going to suffice for the day until sun down.
When the sun came up I checked the weather report and I have posted it below...... all I can say is HOT.
|That will be a serious wealthy forecast then|
|The massive aquarium including sharks and manta rays in the local shopping mall|
|The tallest building in the world|
|Where its all going to happen|
- I'm chuffed to bits that i was able to FaceTime with Naomi today
- There was a japanese man at breakfast who had 7 different plates of food from the buffet, this was not that unusual but the fact that he changed table to each eat plate of food was a little odd and I am struggling to work that one out
- I'm currently writing this waiting for the sun to go down so that I can go and eat
- It all starts tomorrow........