Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy Merry Christmas Everyone!

We had a lovely Dubai Christmas this year, thanks to my good friend Mel really, she was so organised and had all our festivities booked up in October!

In the morning Zadok and I headed down to the beach, where we sat in the car and ate bacon butties... (hehe, ask a Brit) and drank coffee. We were on Palace Beach, so named because of the palaces at one end, you can see one just above our car.
I called home and chatted to Mum and Dad which was nice.

We headed to Al Qasr for lunch, I think I've blogged before about their delicious Brunch, Christmas Day was no different, all the usual seafood, meat, salad and desert aswell as endless turkey, ham, beef, beef wellington and rosat veggies with lots of bubbly!

As I've said befor the Al Qasr has the best setting in Dubai, the views are gorgeous, and despite the cold snap we've had (temp around 24 degrees c in the day) it was warm and for a Tassie girl, very summery feeling!

Up to the bar after for the must have Burj shot. Note to self... Take Burj shot BEFORE brunch next time.. Hehe.

So we missed our family and all our friends who were travelling and those back home, but we had a lovely day anyway and added some more happy memories!

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

The other weekend

Mel invited us all out to watch the polo, something I certainly hadn't done before.

The weather in Dubai is perfect at the moment, 30 during the day and a cool 15-20 overnight.

So the thought of sitting in the late afternoon with a glass of chilled wine, having a chat and watching the sun set was quite appealing.
The polo, what I saw of it, was interesting as well!

Julia is saying 'I love the polo dahrling! Why just look at those legs!'

And Mel is wondering how far this trusty horse will take her. Not very far is my bet!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Deep Sea Fishing

The other week we headed off to Jebel Ali Resort to go Deep Sea Fishing. I'd never been before so it was quite exciting. 6 of us went, Kat, Iain, Kat's sister Jill and her fiance Rod. We had a driver and a man to help us fish.
Iain was very proud of catching this monster.... It's a barracuda.
Shortly after Rod pulled this big hamour onto the boat.
Zadok made a great show about landing this titchy little fellow, he kissed it and threw it back, maybe we'll get it next time.
We girls all had an attempt, it was really hard!
I had a HUGE one on the line but unfortunately it got away, as did Kat's and Jill's. I think we might need some more practise.
And so, as the sun set over the Jebel Ali Palm (obviously still under construction), we headed back to dry land. One of the cleaners cleaned the fish and we took it back to Kat's and had a BBQ.