The above title pretty much says-it-all. I really am safely in Dubai in the U.A.E.
I could ‘write-a-book’.
To assume ( ass u me ) can make an ass out of you and me.
“Dad! You are NOT going through with this are you Dad?”
/ s / Emirates Airlines
Business Class is one very special experience when you are on a long-haul (12 or more hours) International Flight. Prior to this trip, I have been blessed to fly Business Class with Cathay Pacific and with Delta Airlines.
In the first photo below notice that the Business Class accommodations in both Cathay Pacific and Delta are pretty much separate little pods.
The following three photos confirm that on Cathay and Delta Airlines Business Class is really a private space experience.
How can I NOT assume that on Emirates I won’t have the identical experience?
Below is Business Class on my Emirates flight yesterday.
I am NOT saying it was a bad experience.
All I am saying is that it was a very different experience on Emirates having someone immediately beside you.
My seat mate on my left was right beside me.
This was not-the-case at all on my previous Business Class flights.
I sat back from the window. To snap photos I loosened my seat belt and leaned way forward.
Hello Mister Emirates engine. Will all of you just look at the small profile of the width of the wing at its tip!
Using the telephoto on my camera I could avoid having the engine in the photos.
Dinner was very nice. The small mini-bottle to the left of my glass of water was oil / balsamic vinegar salad dressing. I did NOT photograph the three chocolate deserts the flight attendant provided to me because they ran out of the appetizer I wanted. I nearly fainted as the chocolates were so rich they combined forces to try to overwhelm me. Well I fought them off and survived the chocolate-high.
Breakfast was to-die-for excellent. Patti, below, on the right side at the bottom of the plate under the toasted bread I was able to remove the gigantic mushroom.
Basically we flew in a darkened cabin for most of the 14-hour 20-minute flight. At best I was restless but I certainly did sleep.
Our arrival gate in Dubai.
Good work Captain!
I was able to purchase a cell phone plan in the terminal from Etisalat the premier mobile phone carrier in the U.A.E. Patti and I have spoken several times and I have also successfully texted Patti as well. The cost for two hours (120 minutes) talking and texting was exactly $50 U.S. Dollars. I have 14-days to use my minutes calling / texting they do NOT roll over. U.A.E. money is in Dirhams. One U.S. Dollar equals 3.5 U.A.E. Dirhams.
I could write-a-book about finding my hotel. I had three pages of data sent via e-mail from my hotel including a map and phone number. My cab driver Ali did all that was humanly possible to find it. Finally Ali handed me his phone and said to me, “Sir I am embarrassed. Sir will you please try to understand what the hotel is telling us?”
Finally Ali and myself, with God Almighty rooting-us-on, found my hotel.
“Well Captain! You asked for a real hotel in a real part of Dubai costing much less money than the tourist hotels in the high-rent districts charge. Captain! You got exactly and you got precisely what you asked for!”
The Adventures of your Captain in Dubai U.A.E. will continue tomorrow.
I am so happy I have my very own computer (Mister LENOVO). With this my third Post using Mister LENOVO from my hotel room here at The AL FAREJ HOTEL I am on-line and up-and-running gangbusters with him.
Whodda-Thunk Your Captain would have made this leap.
Smiling .. Happy .. Joyous .. Blessed .. Oh So Richly Blessed ..
/ s / Your Captain ..
- SEP 30, 16 .. FROM SEATTLE – TACOMA INT’L AIRPORT .. CAP AND LENOVO
- OCT 2, 16 .. AL FAREJ HOTEL .. DUBAI U.A.E.