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Mall of the Emirates

Day 26 – Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, UAE

May 2015

Quick links : Mosque/Masjid  Ski Dubai
Day 26, the last day of our holiday. Our Emirates flight home to Malaysia is 9:35 p.m. arriving Kuala Lumpur 8:55 a.m. the next day. We spent this day in our hotel room until check out at 12:00 p.m. We’ve never felt this tired as we’ve never been on the move for more than 14 days before. Left our luggage at the hotel and took the metro to the Mall of the Emirates as we’ve not been there on our previous trip.

The Mall of the Emirates is accessible via covered walkalators from the metro station. (I’ve been made to understand walkalators are also now available at Dubai Mall. Previously, you’ll need to take a bus from the metro station as it is quiet a distance.) Here you’ll find branded stores, restaurants, food court, entertainment and Ski Dubai … that winter resort in a mall, in the desert. We just window shop to pass time and had a late lunch. Thereafter we performed our prayers in the mall’s spacious mosque located on the top floor.

Mall of Emirates

Mall of the Emirates.

Mall of the Emirates

Connection by multiple covered air-conditioned walkalators from the metro station to the mall.

Ski Dubai

Entrance to Ski Dubai.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai from outside.

Ski Dubai

Complete with snow.

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai.

Mall of the Emirates

Fish & Chips at the Mall of the Emirates.

Mall of the Emirates

You place your order. They give you this device. When it buzz/light up, you collect your order from the stall. Not cheap at 34Dh.

Mall of the Emirates

The spacious mosque on the top floor of the Mall of the Emirates.

Mall of the Emirates

Cool, silent calmness of the mosque.

Dubai airport

Day 26 – Dubai, UAE to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

May 2015

The final post for this holiday trip.

We returned from the Mall of the Emirates to our hotel late evening to pick up our luggage and then headed straight to the airport. From the hotel to the airport in a slight traffic congestion, the taxi cost us 29Dh. As mentioned earlier, be aware the airport luggage trolley retains static electricity, so avoid touching the metal parts. It won’t electrocute you, just a biting sensation.

We had left home for 28 days total and looking forward to get home and see our children. No plans for the remaining 2015 but we’ll never know. We’ve never planned to visit a certain place at certain time but our trips are motivated upon seeing a picture of a beautiful place. Norway, Azores, Costa del Sol, Gibraltar, St Marten …… lets see.

Dubai airport

Departure level Dubai airport.

Dubai airport

Dubai airport T3 metro station.

Dubai airport

The metro leaving the airport.

Dubai airport

A Porsche to be won.

Dubai airport

A Bentley is also up for grabs.

Emirates B777

Seated and waiting for our Emirates B777 for push back.

Abu Dhabi airport

Abu Dhabi airport, Abu Dhabi, UAE

November 2012

We had the opportunity to be in the transit hall of Abu Dhabi airport as we had to change plane for our onward flight to Casablanca via Etihad from Kuala Lumpur. One most noticeable design of this airport is the unique ‘funnel’ like structure in the middle of the transit hall. On this level and the level below, there are stores for you to shop duty-free. The transit hall is rather small and finding a seat is a challenge.

Abu Dhabi airport

Passage to the transit hall.

Abu Dhabi airport

The unique ‘funnel’ shaped structure in the transit hall.

Abu Dhabi airport

Duty Free shops below.

Abu Dhabi airport

Upper level view of the ‘funnel’.

Abu Dhabi airport

Cubicle for smokers.

Abu Dhabi airport

Lower level duty-free shops.

Abu Dhabi airport

A few more shops.