Dubai - The Jewel Of the East

Dubai has to be the most amazing city in the world that I have ever seen. For an arid country it is unbelievably green! The buildings have fantastic architecture and amazing colours. It maybe expensive here, but well worth the trip!

Fairmont Dubai

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by LuckyLaura on June 6, 2003

The Fairmont Dubai is the sister hotel to The Plaza Newyork. When you enter the foyer, you see endless fountains, really comfortable seating, beautiful bar, and smiles on everyone's faces. The rooms are extremely spacious, each with wonderful views of the city. The rooms are very well-equipped with TV, VCR, satellite channels, fax, and email as well as a modem line. There is a fully stocked mini-bar, but you're warned to stay clear of this - very expensive! A lovely touch was the frest fruit in the room every morning.

There are two pools on the ninth floor of the hotel at either side of the building. While relaxing by the pool, the waiters bring around fresh glasses of water every 20 -30 minutes and fresh fruit on sticks every hour, a great touch.

There is a spa and various therapies available at the Fairmont, but they are quite expensive.

The restaurant in the Fairmont is famous throughout Dubai, people come from all over to eat there, but I decided not to, I wasn't willing to pay $7 for a bowl of cornflakes, so I wouldn't even contemplate ordering a salad!!! Expremely expensive.

Every night the hotel had a light show, every corner of the outside of the hotel light up in all the colors of the rainbow, a beautiful and amazing sight that can't be missed.

The Fairmont Hotel Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(971) 4-332-5555

Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Hotel

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by LuckyLaura on June 6, 2003

This is an all-you-can-drink and eat place. The food caters to all types of appetites, from vegetarian to meat eaters, from Indian to traditional Sunday roast! All of this in beautiful surroundings. If you want more drinks all you need to do is call a waiter and they will bring it to you. It opens at 6:30pm and closes at 11pm, so you can stay there all night and continue eating and drinking until your hearts content!
Long Yin
The Le Meridien Hotel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(04) 702-2325

Wild Wadi Water Park

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by LuckyLaura on June 6, 2003

Wild Wadi waterpark is designed to offer hours of fun to thrillseekers and families alike. There are two themed restaurants onsite catering to all food types. A heart stopping flash flood launches riders on a sensational trip with action all the way!
Wild Wadi Waterpark
PO Box 26416
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 348 4444

Dubai in General

Member Rating 0 out of 5 by LuckyLaura on June 6, 2003

Dubai is an ideal destination for people looking for culture, sports, relaxation, and sunshine. Dubai is sunny all year round and it hasn't rained there in over four years, unlike here in Ireland!

There are a wide choice of restaurants and bistros catering for all food lovers and every budget!

For the sport enthisiast there are a wide range of activites to choose from, like playing golf in Dubai Creek Club, to scuba diving with PADI instructors, to going down a slide head first into a pool where the water is warm from the afternoon's sun at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

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