8 July 2018
Arrived at Ramada, Jumeirah Beach around 8am.
Our check in time was 2pm but we were able to get a room straight away, so was good to unpack, have a cup of tea and then head back downstairs to see what our time here might bring!
Everyone very helpful and very courteous and after much discussion at the concierge desk, we decided on the three day hop on, hop off bus pass which also allows entry to most attractions around here.
We waited for the 11am Ramada courtesy bus which took us to a bus stop on the blue route where we ended up at the huge Dubai Mall for the rest of the day.
We spent a long time in the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo there, and also lots of walking around the Mall, and making good use of information desks when we weren't sure where we were!!
It is certainly hot here, and all the reports we heard before coming proved to be right. The temp today was 41d., a dry heat, and it certainly hits you when you venture outside.
It has been a long day, but we have managed to keep going even though it was a struggle against tiredness at times.
Caught the 4.50pm courtesy bus back here where we have relaxed ever since. Ordered a "light" room service meal which we shared and now we are ready for a good night's sleep.
Will sort photos later to add when one is not so tired.