I am booked into Villa Rotana for a month, its a kind of service apartment with gym and swimming pool on the 5 level roof. I was up there earlier looking at the rooftops of this part of Dubai. Visibility of about 2 km or so as there is a lingering dust storm.
Much of the site reminded me of Riyadh. Low level compound houses around. But as this is Dubai, a forest of very high buildings are now rising from the ground, many in the process of being built.
I am waiting for them to shift me to a smoking unit rather than this smokefree apartment that they checked me into. They promised by noon I will be in another apartment for me to smoke to mmy heart content.