First impressions as we walk through the airport is that of politeness, respect and service. I was even handed a rose as I walked into the airport. We managed to get a free coach into Dubai and talked to a very helpful SAF air hostess on the way in. There is construction, high rises and wealth everywhere. Our hotel was awesome and we even got upgraded to the executive suite. Enjoyed a meal and cider at the English pub before hitting the sack.
We managed to arrive during the month of Ramadan, so learned quickly we weren't to eat or drink anything in public. We paid way too much on taxis (as I write we are in a taxi back to the airport which ended up costing an arm & a leg, plus he got us really lost, we ended up on the side of the road with some other taxi, arguing over money & we were almost late for our flight!!!) and were astounded by the BIGness and heat.