Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 7, 2022
I got into my room at six this morning and slept until 11:30. I’ve been to Dubai before so today I just went to The Dubai Mall via the subway which is basically right out the door of the hotel-
Dubai is a desert and any undeveloped land is all sand-
Along the way-
The Dubai Mall-
is right beside Burj Khalifa and is second largest in the world behind a mall in Iran, based on square footage. I thought I walked a lot on the Camino but I am sure I walked just as far today as any camino day. From the metro station to the mall it has to be at least a kilometre and people can be so stupid. There are moving walkways and to ride them properly you’re supposed to stay on the right side and keep the left side clear so people can walk through. Two men were having a “moving walkway rage” incident over being in the wrong lane. Believe it or not there were people actually standing on the right side. If they were heading for the mall they still wouldn’t be there!
I used to be pretty proud of my map reading skills and sense of direction but it has disappeared. I cannot believe how many times I walked the same hallways today looking for certain stores. I would like to see a GPS of my tracks because it would be repeat after repeat after repeat. But in my defense, the mall is huge and every store imaginable is there including a store of fancy dresses for Andi. This one cost only $918! She would love this store-
There are caviar stores where a container this size -
You know you just can’t fix stupid. Outside the mall is the Burj. I asked a woman to take a picture of me and to make sure she got the whole tower in. I guess she tried her best-
I didn’t do much better-
Rasmalai is made from chenna which is an Indian cheese and served in sweet milk. Gulab jamun is made with milk powder and ground nuts, often almonds. Rosgolla is made by curdling milk, draining the whey and kneeding the milk solids to make balls which are cooked in hot sugar syrup. It was all delicious. Tomorrow I am going back for breakfast to have butter chicken.