Weekly Roundup … A Week With Friends …

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESIt has been such a lovely week with Paul and Rachel over … not to mention Perry having the week off for Eid it has felt like a lovely holiday … even though I only had a couple days off we still managed to fit in loads this week …

Starting off first with Saturday … thankfully Paul text Perry the day before to remind him they were arriving Saturday morning cause Perry had managed to get this confused and had told me previously they were arriving Sunday morning … so with that minor mishap averted we picked everyone up on the right day … so that was a good start …

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe did do a lot this week so far … we took Paul and Rachel to the old part of Dubai and explored the Creek on an Abra … for some unknown reason we thought it would be a good idea to go to Dubai Mall in the evening on the Eid Weekend … biggest mistake ever … it was so crowded there was full on crowd control going on …

We tried our hand at Hint Hunt … the murder mystery detective game … its actually so much fun … I wasn’t sure what to expect going into it but had heard good things … basically your team (between 2-5 people) get locked into a room for 60mins and you have to solve a bunch of riddles and puzzles to solve the puzzle … in our case a murder … and find the clues to get out of the room …

20141006_182631-1Its quite challenging and we all got more and more frantic towards the end of the game … to the point where Paul and I quite literally banged heads quite hard in the final minutes of the game … my head still has a sore patch … but we actually managed to finish the game with 2:07 minutes left … so it took us a total of 57:93 minutes … apparently this is quite good as the world record for completing this game we did is just over 53 minutes and only 40% of the teams that take part actually manage to complete the game … the people working there then told us that even those who manage to finish the game usually only do it with seconds to spare …

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAll in all it was really good fun … they also have set ups of Hint Hunt in London, Moscow, Cape Town and Paris … so if you ever have a chance and fancy pretending to be Sherlock for an hour its definitely worth a go …

IMG_3763-1We also went out for some yummy steak at Ruth’s Chris … Paul loved it last year so of course we had to go again this year … although I think his 24 ounce T-Bone nearly killed him off …

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I mean just look at the size of the steak on his plate compared to the rest of ours …

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We also went Dune Buggy riding in the Desert one morning but I’ll share those pictures next week …

20141008_204537_LLS-1Last night we made the trip up to Kite Beach for the Eid Fireworks … they are on every night this week at 9pm … we actually chose a brilliant night for it … with it being midweek it was not too busy and we found a great place to sit by the waters edge in front of the boat that the fireworks would be set off from …

20141008_210130_LLS-1 20141008_210159_LLS-1 20141008_210216_LLS-1The fire works went off for about 3 mins total but we were so close to them it was incredible … it was so loud and honestly it felt like they were going off right over our heads too …

20141008_210207_LLS-1 20141008_210259_LLS-1Perry took these pictures on my phone and I used his iPhone to take a timelapse video of the whole show … so click the video below to watch the whole 3 minute show in 12 seconds …

We still have a few other things lined up to do over the weekend with Paul and Rachel before they leave on Sunday … but for now I think that is it for this week …

Till next time …

Mina X

 

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