Happy New Year!January 1, 2010
After a lovely dinner with our lovely friends at our favorite fish shack, we walked down to the beach near the Burj Al Arab and watched the fireworks. It was quite an experience and I think we may have to make it a tradition. I didn’t realize how vocal the crowd was until I played the video. The display was spectacular. You will see the Burj Al Arab on the left half of the screen. The Atlantis Hotel is in the distance on the right side of the screen. There are floating lights that kinda look like UFOs. These were rudimentary hot air balloons that someone was sending up. All in all, it was a pretty fantabulous evening. (The people who paid to go to the party in the Burj Al Arab paid 7450AED/$2000US to see the same fireworks we saw for free. Suckers!)
It did not end there, however. We walked back to the fish shack and waited for the traffic to dissipate. Then joined the traffic flow ourselves, but because of the unique features of Dubai traffic flow, we had to travel a long distance in the wrong direction before we could turn and head back the way we needed to go. And, we weren’t just heading home. We met up again with some of our friends at a Moroccan cafe for tea. SO — it was 5:25 am before we arrived home and tucked into bed. I’m too old for this all nighter stuff!