Sunbathing again for Day 3 and then out after lunch to the Dubai Mall, did a little shopping, looked at the Aquarium...which leaked the next day
Mark had already bought tickets a while back for today for us to go to the top of Burj Khalifa but as you all know its closed, but we went along anyway to mooch round etc.
Taxi took about 25 mins and cost 45DH.
Had a little mooch about and went up to the ticket sales at Burj Khalifa where Mark was offered his money back as he'd paid cash.
Out side you can have a lovely view and look up at the Burj Khalifa.
We had decided before we set out that to compensate for not going to the top we would go to Neos , the bar on the 63rd floor of The Address which is dead opposite the Burj.
It opens at six and we were going for a couple of drinks.
We walked over and entered the Address and we were really impressed with it. Its really modern but feels relaxing and welcoming once you step inside.
We walked around a bit and a chef walked past, think he was Australian, and he asked if we were ok. We told him that we were planning to go to Noes in a few minutes at 6pm and he suggested that we take a look around outside at the pool etc, which we did .
Just after 6 we took the lift to Neos. We hadnt booked, you can if you like to get a front seat as it were. We hadnt booked but it was fine. We sat on a high table just back a bit and we were perfectly happy with that and everyone goes to the front to take photos so your ok doing that.
Its a lovely trendy bar and the dress code is smart casual, I actually changed my shoes in the lift, lol to smarten up as such and I even took a top to change into but thought better of it lol.
Anyway we had a couple of wines each. that passed away almost two hours. those wines cost just over £40 which I didnt think was bad for Dubai, just normal prices really.
We went down and stood outside Dean and Deluca area to view the Fountains...FANTASTIC. Watched about 3 of them.
Had a stroll around there and was going to eat there but we heard that the traffic was building up so we jumped into a taxi....plenty of them available, and headed home
Back to the Hotel, drinks in club lounge and quite a late meal at Scoozi which is an Italian/Japanese Restaurant funnily enough
Pasta dish each, some bread and dipping olis and soft drink £20 approx.
We found out the night before as we went to bed that due to the birthday,. no alcohol was to be served from the next evening til the evening after. We had planned to go to an all you can eat and drink restaurant so that was that out the window..never mind
We sunbathed..again,, had sauna and jaccqusi in the Spa, did Afternoon Tea, had softy drinks in the evening and took a taxi over to Marina to go to the ;
Prawn Crackers and dips served straight away. Ordered Crispy Duck and pancakes, then two mains with two rices, 4 soft drinks. Bill with tip came to approx £50.
Day 5 last day.
Sunbathing, walking on beach etc
7pm , alcohol was served. Drinks and snacks in the Club then walk along The Walk, look around Heritage Village the dinner in
The Butcher Shop and Grill
i cant remember what they brought up , might of been bread and butter, but you got something straight away.
I had the Slow Roasted Lamb with root vegetables, creamed spinage and jacket potatoes...oh my was it good! Mark had a Rib eye steak cooked to perfection. A couple of soft drinks. Bill with tip was approx £35.
Club lounge for dessert and last glass of Champagne, we had to get up at 6 next day to come home. Mohammed, the attendant in the Club Lounge, insisted that we took a drink back to our room with us. I'd had enough but Mark accepted, and he pored him a large glass of a very good wine.
So that was it . We didnt do much expect really chill out but I hope it gives some in sight into the Ritz-Carlton and the surrounding area and help when planning your budget for eating out. We didnt spend half as much as we thought we would due to having the Club Lounge .
Hope this helps some of you.