|What a day we had. With our ticket on the Emirates airline, we got a voucher to spend time at the Copthorne Airport Hotel. We had a room that we could shower and rest in plus access to the buffet restaurant.
After a bit of a rest and a meal, we decided to take advantage of city tour with Sun Tours. We got to see some really interesting sights while we drove around the city and stopped for photo opportunities along the way.
Dubai is one of seven nations in the United Arab Emirates and the second largest. It contains commercial enterprises and tourism. It is very crowded with 80% of the residents are foreigners.
Our first stop was the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al-Khattab Mosque. It is also known as the Blue Mosque and is modeled after one in Turkey. We were not allowed inside.
Next was the Jumeirah Beach. It was very crowded. There were lots of people in the water but there were also lots of people walking around fully dressed.
Then we went to the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm which is man made island that juts into the Persian Gulf. This hotel is very fancy. We didn't go here but rooms start at over $2000 USD. When you on the Palm you miss the effect that can be seen from the air. It is a palm tree surrounded by a crescent. It is full of hotels, shops, and residential properties. So that the effect of the design to get from the palm tree to the crescent you must travel through a tunnel that goes under the Gulf.
Our final stop was at Burj Khalifa which is currently the tallest building in the world. Ms. Karen was having trouble getting the building and me into a photo and one of the men on the tour held me for my picture.
After cleaning up at the hotel we headed back to the airport for our next flight.