19-11-16 St. Regis & the Dubai Canal

Saturday 19th November 2016

Today we nap a lot, eat a lot, and welcome back Erroll from his New York flight. He comes back as usual laden with groceries such as Cheerios and Fiji Water; items that are quadruple the price here. The boys play roughhouse on the bed then we all pass out for the afternoon. Family siestas are our signature activity together: how luxurious / decadent of me, I often think, though absolutely necessary for jet lagged Erroll.

In the evening, after a good rest, we are out however. This time to the newly opened Canal and colourful water fountains beneath Sheikh Zayed Road. The waterway is just past Business Bay and situated at Habtoor City where The W, Marriott Marquis and St Regis Hotel is (where I am treated to all sorts of beauty therapies thanks to being a guest of the Quintessential Atelier Bridal Fair). Kingsley is also treated to hot chocolate and wagyu beef sliders. What a fabulous surprise for us! We end the evening with a canal walk on a Saturday night in fresh autumn breezes.

Made a note to bring Mumma Dora here on her next visit.


About to catch the metro to Business Bay