For the months of January and February, Dubai has an official “Shopping Festival” going on, which seems to be kind of a big deal. I must say, the shopping festival here in Jan-Feb is pretty similar to the one we have in the U.S. from Nov-Dec. The largest mall in the world (Dubai Mall) was at critical mass today. Elevators were overloaded, queues at the escalators… if a fire broke out in the mall, the lower levels would be a death trap. I’m pretty sure they have occasional tramplings when the sales are good enough here, just like in the U.S. The whole atmosphere was both entertaining and exhausting. We got a little shopping of our own done and picked up some stylish new threads.
Got a few pics to add to the Dubai gallery. We went to top of the Burj Khalifa…. those kind of things are always the same, but requisite with visits nonetheless. Food has been great as always, but we took note of a “camel milk” cafe which we thought was interesting. Camelccinos, very expensive camel milk chocolate, all sorts of stuff. We grabbed a camel milk ice cream, which had a unique and excellent flavor. Anyhow, just as we’re starting to get the flow of things here and blend in a bit, it’s time to go on to the next stop tomorrow…. early flight to Colombo, Sri Lanka. It’s been fun! We’ll have to hit up Abu Dhabi on the next visit, as this one just didn’t have enough time.