1 (Fri) November 2019
at The Lounge
-Dubai, United Arab Emirates-
with the Boys
Family Holiday Fall 2019 in UAE, Day 6.
- Day 1 (10.295 Tofu & Mushroom Spring Roll with Hoi Sin Sauce)
- Day 2 (10.296 Grilled Shaari Eshkeli and More)
- Day 3 (10.297 Seafood Grill)
- Day 4 (10.298 Catch Sour)
- Day 5 (10.299 Black Pepper Chicken)
In Dubai, again. We’re spending the boys’ fall break in the United Arab Emirates, both Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a hotel. More of an inclusive resort, like something in Las Vegas. Our 4th and final hotel of the trip.
The Palm Jumeirah is an island of reclaimed land in the shape of a palm. Condos on the inner “fronds,” hotels on the outer “crescents.” Despite what the map might suggest, the Palm is enormous – the distance from stem, where it attaches to the mainland by a bridge, to the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is over 11.5 km and took nearly 20 minutes to drive. In fact, the island is so big that it doesn’t actually look like anything special from the ground.
Guests of the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray get one free admission to Wild Wadi Waterpark – yay!
Since 2009, Burj Khalifa has been the tallest building in the world at 829.8 meters.
The building is home to The Lounge, the world’s highest lounge at 585.36 meters.
For the price of AED 608 (about USD 165) per person – or AED 1,824 for three (about USD 495) (W opted to spend what would’ve been her portion on a spa treatment at the hotel) – the 3 Hahms enjoyed the ludicrous “Top of the World” experience. The package included (a) a 5-minute lecture – the hallway leading to the elevator is adorned with photos, which the tour guide explains as everyone walks past; (b) a 1-minute elevator ride – seriously, we timed it; (c) a free drink and a plate of crappy nibbles – the website refers to them as “gourmet canapes;” and (d) free time hanging out at the top – more opportunity to buy overpriced drinks.
Anyway, GMTD can now boast a post at the highest human-constructed point on earth.