Playtime is over. Work begins tomorrow. I am surprised to find out that the work week here in Dubai is Sunday through Thursday, and the weekend is Friday and Saturday. Taking into account jet lag, the eight-hour difference between Dubai and New York, and the fact that their Sunday is our Monday and their Thursday is our Friday…Well, you can imagine that when my sister, Katrine, asked me what time it was in Texas (where she lives) I threw in the towel and decided to just live in the moment. Of course, the question is: Which moment?
The spa visits begin. Asswana Spa at Burj al Arab was first on our list. Highlight: The infinity swimming pool (pictured at right) with views of the Dubai skyline. Great treatments and good management (kudos to Tina), but the spa is six years old, and in Dubai years that’s ancient. Extensive remodeling is in the works.
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