Well were back from our first trip to Dubai, and all I can say is 'I will be going back' it was fantastic.
I would like to thank everyone on here for their help and information before going, it was invaluable.
Dubai lived up to all the hype and more and although we only spent a week there we hardly slept, there is so much to see and do.
The only bad side to our trip were the flights out and back. We went to and from with Emirates from Newcastle. I am partially disabled down my left side and walk with a stick so I asked for a seat with leg room or an isle seat so I could stretch my left leg out. We were put in the middle row (row 15 with 5 seats). Luckily the flight wasn’t full so we were able to move to a different seat. The meal was brought round on the trolley and the menu said fish or chicken. We both wanted fish. By the time the trolley got to us there was no fish left. And the chicken looked unappetising. So we left it.
On the return journey, again I asked for a seat that I could sit comfortable in and that I had a disability. Well we were put in row 29 right at the back of the plane, the bit that slopes up. So I had to get on at the front of the plane and carry my hand luggage with my walking stick the whole length of the plane to be greeted with the pointy tail end. The walkway narrows considerably at the back and on this flight that was were the galley was and the crew congregated. Every time one of the crew made there way past me, they would bump my elbow or shoulder this happened to be my left elbow and shoulder, the disabled side. The flight was packed so we could not move seats. When the meal was ready the cabin crew took the trolleys past us at the back of the plane and started at the front. So again by the time it got to us there was no curry meal only chicken. Because we had been up all night 4:00am check in, we were both starving but I declined the chicken and my wife eat it. (She is now suffering from really bad
Diarrhoea, which I put down to the chicken, as it’s the only thing on holiday that she ate and I didn’t). Needless to say the flight was terrible, and when I return to Dubai, I will look for a different airline or save up and go club, and hope its better.
I can’t wait till next time. Cheers for all the help.