So although we were in Dubai officially for 12 days it was more like 10 with the flights so really we only have 2 and a bit days left.
The day after the night before we are both feeling slightly on the rough side to say the least and actually have a lie in, the first one since we got here, well I got up at 8:45am but not bad considering I'm normally at the pool by 8am. Guess what Lauren doesn't feel like breakkie today, so I go myself. I was in the breakfast restaurant for approx 15 Min's and I was asked at a dozen times where Lauren was! I think it was really nice that the staff noticed she was missing and wondered if she was ill, or if she left me, or ran off with a rich Arab etc. Actually they only asked if she was ill or shopping, when I told them she was ill but it was self inflicted they gave me a basket of toast to take back to the room. I don't think they get that many tourists in this hotel, mainly business guests who only stay a couple of nights so the staff didn't really get to know them but as we had been here for around 9/10 days by that point they did seem genuinely concerned.
So I get back to the room and Lauren has gone from bad to worse and is now doing her toilet hugging impression and promptly has her head down the loo!!!
It must have been the Nacho's she says!!!! I just laugh, obviously it has nothing to with the copious amounts of alcohol either. So out comes the Resolve out of the case and a piece of dry toast and an hour later she is feeling a little better.
So we venture out to the pool and get our beds etc. Waiter comes over and even he remarks that Laurens isn't looking well, I say don't give her the sympathy cos if it had been me, all I would have heard is, its self inflicted ..................... The waiter says he has a perfect cure for a hangover, so I get a water and Lauren get this concoction of green and red stuff.( Its actually just a fresh fruit cocktail but lots of vitamin C should help)
So by around lunchtime she is back to her old self again and is starving, so we decide to have lunch by the pool for the 1st time today as the weather is a bit cooler and is actually quite nice to sit in. The menu is a bit posh for a lunchtime and I stick to a burger and Lauren has a chicken sandwich these both come "al la posh" with fancy relish and salad etc but still very good.
Have to say although it is very hot in Dubai we both managed fine with the heat, apart from the 1st day after that we quickly got used to it and didn't think it was much hotter than say Greece in August, without Air Conditioning. Maybe just me or a freak cold snap, I don't know.
So tonight we are going to go the Le Meridien Hotel which wasn't to far from the Irish Village as from our recommendations on here it has a nice little Italian restaurant called Casa Mia. (Thanks Hannah)
So we have a drink in Jules? bar ( I now see why you told us not to go there, a bit pervy!!) which we didn't like and then went around to Dublins? and sat outside inside if you know what I mean, like in a little courtyard but in a tent with Air Conditioning.
We went to Casa Mia's at 9pm and it was really packed so we had to wait a while for our table and eventually order whilst at the bar so that it is ready when we sit down. Have to say this was a really nice meal and really quite reasonable for what we had, from memory I think it only came to around £50 although we had no wine and Lauren only had Coke.
As this is really our last full day we are up bright and early have breakfast and go straight to the Mall of the Emirates for around 10am, its really quiet and we get round reasonably quickly. We are hoping to get a few presents and momentos of our honeymoon/holiday as it maybe a few years till we can afford to return. We basically buy the usual souvenirs for everyone and head back to the hotel for our last afternoons sun as we are flying first thing in the morning we have room service for our meal and pack the cases and finish off whats left of the Duty Free on the balcony and basically reflect on what has been the most perfect holiday we have ever had, we really couldn't fault anything nor would we change anything. At around 10:30pm I go to reception to pay the bill as we don't want to mess on at 5 in the morning.
So finally Ive got say a really big THANK YOU to everyone on here who help me, initially get over my nerves and then helped us by telling us where and where not to go!!
I really hope we can afford to go back in the future but I think it will be a very long time as we have just found out that Lauren is Pregnant (literally yesterday) so doubt we will ever be able to afford it now!!!!
Thanks again all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ben and Lauren + 1 on the way!!!! (hope the alcohol doesn't effect the tot)