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A date in Abu Dhabi

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Today I joined the Big Bus tour to Abu Dhabi, mainly to see Sheikh Zayed grand mosque. Wow! Like wow! Really, just WOW! The grand mosque must surely be considered one of the modern architectual wonders of the world. At the mosque whilst visiting the male rest room I had my one faux pas of the day. An attendant advised I needed to go back outside and remove my shoes. They must be producing holy water in there!

While I was walking around the mosque I started to develop some soreness in my left foot. As the day wore on the soreness progressed into pain. I think I might have hurt my Achilles tendon though I’m not sure how. As my foot was sore I decided to have an easier afternoon. I went on a dhow boat cruise on Abu Dhabi creek, visited the date souk, which was disappointing as all the dates were covered and just sat on the Big Bus as it drove around Abu Dhabi.

Upon arriving back in Dubai the shuttle bus dropped us off at another one of Dubai’s MEGA malls, this time ‘Mall of the Emirates’. Again I was trapped inside for ~30 min trying to find the exit to the Metro train station. Just what I needed more time on my feet! The Dubai architects have really done their job well, once they have you in the mall they have made it as confusing as possible to get out thus maximizing the time you spend inside. Also there is no direct route to exit, they walk you pass as many shop fronts as possible. Grrrrr!

My evening plan was to head down to Burj al Arab to get some night pics but my sore foot caused a rethink and I decided to head back to the hotel to get some ice.

Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 1

Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 1

Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 2

Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 2

Inside Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 1

Inside Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 1

Inside Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 2

Inside Sheikh Zayed grand mosque 2

Date souk

Date souk

Posted by adtamo 07:57 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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