Q: What does one do in Dubai at the airport when “forced” to endure a lengthy stopover between 00h00 and 10h20?
A: Slowly climb out of your sleep-chair and take a photo of the nearest object; no matter how uninspiring it appears.
On 3 November 2012 we were sure we could smell Turkey.
The plan was: a little stop in the UK on a farm, two weddings and then off to Istanbul.
On 16 November I disclosed that the visit to Turkey was “cold” and would just have to wait.
Despite this “setback”, Timol and I still had lots of fun in the few days on land and in air.
A little snack at Durban International Airport (King Shaka) was in order before we left.
I hadn’t been to Mugg & Bean in a while and was pleasantly surprised by what was served up and at a fair price.
I initially wasn’t going to eat but was soon tucking into everyone meals.
Didn’t have too much to eat as I was hoping to taste the yummy food on Emirates.
We were loaded up not too long after the air-hostesses who speak a multitude of languages.
I made sure that the meals were being loaded by Sky Chefs before I took my seat.
Up into the air we flew; bound for Dubai then the UK.
A good meal with some red wine helped settle us into the evening.
The selection of movies was vast and I had enough leg-room.
I watched three movies in a row before I got all “movied-out”.
Flying from Durban to India via Dubai on Emirates is OK, but the flight from Dubai to the UK (BHX) on this trip was a bit too long at 7 hours 50 min (Durban to Dubai is 8 hours 40 min). That’s over 16 hours of flying in a row.
I would rather fly direct next time thank you.
In the next post we will have a peep at the farm outside Birmingham where we stayed for one night.
And when I really get energetic, I will show some pics of London and the food inside Harrods.