Dubai Post 83: The Last Full Weekend in Dubai

I cannot believe how quick time has gone by. My last weekend in Dubai came and went in the blink of an eye.  As I mentioned, it was one of the best weekends I have had in Dubai over the past 3 months.  A lot of it had to do with my friends being here so we did so much.

Heading into the Yacht club for happy hour. 

Boys swimming at the beach in front of the Burj Al Arab. 

We started off the weekend at one of the more popular happy hours at the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.  For $5 a beer, it felt like I was back in Madison at the Nitty Gritty for power hour (Since it felt like dollar beers for Dubai standards).  Afterwards we all got ready to head to one of the newer clubs in Dubai, Cirque Du Soir.  If you are thinking that it sounds just like the entertainment act Cirque Du Solei than you can imagine what this club was like.  It included acrobats dangling from the ceiling, Na’Vi holding fire lit bottles of champagne and “little people “dancing in cages.  Sam, Steve and I had an awesome time and danced to the wee hours of the morning.

Entering into Cirque Du Soir with Fenney and my co-worker Dylan. 

One of the many spectacles the club had. 

One of the acrobats dangling from the ceiling. 

The three of us walking from bar to bar in the marina. 

The next morning I took them to the beach so they could get a close up look at the Burj Al Arab.  We lasted all of forty minutes due to the heat and Feeney’s fair skin.  After our camel burgers we headed off on our bar crawl.   This was nowhere near a bar crawl in Badger standards. It was more a casual drink at different bars so we could see different parts of Dubai.  It included bars overlooking the palm and on the palm.  To end our night, we headed to a comedy club where the foreign comedians took no mercy in making fun of us Americans.

Overlooking the man made palm island from one of the bars we were at. 

Overlooking the marina from the bar crawl. 

The last stop on teh bar crawl was Bidi Bondi's on the Palm.  I am going
to miss the feeling of always being in paradise. 
Although we were tired from the last two nights, we powered through the last day so we could do a few more touristy activities.  We started at the Mall of Emirates to see the indoor ski mountain.  However, the highlight was heading to the observation deck at the top of the Burj Khalifa.  Luckily for us, it was not too hazy so we could see for miles and miles.  We ended our day at the Souks and Al Karma to bargain with the locals for items such as fake football jerseys and camel key chains.  Before we sent Feeney to the airport, we had some shisha by my place and discussed the weekend.  We had fit so much in the past 48 hours it felt like a week, however it will be a weekend we will never forget. 

Quick stop to see the indoor ski mountain. 

The three of us on the way to the Burj Khalifa. 

Fenney and Brylski at the top. 

Checking out some bling bling in the souks. 

Crossing the creek on the way to Al Karama. 


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