To pass the time on deck the group have been setting me challenges. So far I’ve done the Seven Deadly Sins (with photographic evidence (gluttony and sloth are nicely combined by lazing on the deck demanding to be fed grapes) and the Seven Dwarves. Now we’re moving on to the Big Brother awards.
Last weekend I did a double decker bus tour of the city and walked down the corniche to the Emirates Palace Hotel and I have now seen all that there is to see in Abu Dhabi. The hotel was originally built as a palace for the sheik who then decided that he didn’t like it. Its’s very swish, coffee with real gold flakes on top..
The breakfast buffet is gargantuan (probably the best selection of food so far, in relation to my palate anyway) and it is served till eleven. So I decide to eat as late as possible, with the aim of stoking up and skipping lunch. However, everyone else has the same cunning plan and the restaurant is heaving. It's boiling hot, well almost, 44 degrees and humid. My iPad has shut down because it's over heated - in the shade.