Our arrival in Dubai was not marred by the usual horrible cab driver negotiation tango. No sir. We were scooped up in this navigator and brought to our hotel - The Al Qasr Madinat.
She is calling herself my assistant and taking lots of notes.
Dubai has no shortage of skyscrapers, hundreds of them stretch out for miles
The entrance to AL Qasr which means Palace and embodies the word perfectly
Even those pillows look palatial
Very Arabian architecture, built to resemble a Sheikh's summer home
This trip I have been looking up a lot more often
Entry, almost excessively nice
Stairs down to breakfast
Nice dress lady
hallway into room
Surprise! We totally busted this lady making a towel elephant on our bed
View from room balcony. It was a shame we were only here one night.
We took many of these
Complimentary water and wrist band, after that they are $10 each
An area to chill
Sheesha or Hookah pipes
The Burj AL Arab looming like an armadillo spaceship
It is designed to look like a sail
It is a very striking building
Most expensive production car in the world parked right out front
Al Qasr exterior
The waterways of Madinat are very nice
Great night boat ride
We decided to eat at a restaurant called Shimmers
We ate right on the beach
AL Qasr at night
I took these with me
Al Qasr architecture
morning carb loading
The staff is all really cool looking. These giant African guys in white robes open up your car doors when you arrive.