Saturday 15 September 2012

Day Eleven - IMAX and Souk

Today we took the metro back to the IBN Buttua Mall to see Resident Evil 5 in IMAX 3D. It was a great way to get out of the midday sun plus we don't have IMAX in Ireland and the film isn't released for another two weeks back home. The 3D was impressive when compared to the RealD which we have in Cineworld back home.
Vinnie at the Cinema 
IMAX Time!
After the mall we ventured to the old old part of the city around Deira. This part of town hosts the gold and spice souks. In contrast to the rest of the city it's lower in rise and very walkable. Narrow streets are packed with shops selling all kinds of Arabian Delights. The vibrant and live down here is remarkable. It's crowded with locals and tourists all hinting for that bargain yet it feels very safe. Highly recommend a visit to this part of town, which is often overlooked.
Gold Souk 
In the old Deira Town, this tower aids in ventilation
Patrick at the Gold Souk
You can cross the creek for 1Dhs in one of these wooden boats
Getting back to the hotel we took a dip in the pool before rounding the day off with a very late dinner at the Wagamamas in the hotel. The portions here are much bigger then home before a little dancing in the Zinc nightclub.
The hotel pool with the Burj Kalifa in the background

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