Dubai Festival City is a huge complex with lots of shops and restaurants. This is also where the Dubai branch of IKEA is located, and considering how many hours Poul and I have spent in that blue-yellow version of Hell, it’s actually a bit sloppy that we’d never taken the time to explore the rest of Festival City.
Yesterday we therefore decided that it was about time to take a closer look at this new part of Dubai, so after sunset we drove off to Festival City, where we entered one of the biggest parking lots I’ve ever seen. To make sure that we could find our car again, we told ourselves to remember that we had parked in “the blue parking section.” However, this turned out not to be of too much help, as we later found out that “blue parking” covered an area more than twice as big as the Danish National Stadium.
Festival City was really nice and very pink with small canals and a large, flashing Ferris wheel. We had dinner at Jamie’s Italian, which is Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant down here. The food was ok and the dishes were hearty and you could sit outside and even have a glass of wine, if you were in the mood.
Though, the dinner’s absolute highlight was the big juicy olives, which in the menu were described as “The World’s Best Olives”-something I do not doubt for one second!
Tomorrow, I’m going back to Copenhagen, so now I’m trying to pack my suitcase as well as tidying up the hotel room a bit. It always surprise me, how much mess Poul and I can make in such a short time..