This is our first fancy brunch in Dubai at the Ocean View Hotel in the Dubai Marina. We have never seen such a spread before! Thank goodness we had been for a run that morning and skipped breakfast to prepare our stomaches for the feast that lay ahead!
The first thing we spotted was the sushi! We’d been craving sushi for weeks and because it’s so pricey here we hadn’t settled our cravings. So that was first on our list! And I’m not really a fish person but I like sushi. You can choose between a non alcohol package or the alcohol package. Because it was Hillary and Pete Cheney’s farewell we decided to go all out and have the all-inclusive package. And what a good choice as cocktails were also on offer as well as jagermeister shots that Pete found later.
The Dubai brunches start at 12:30 and end around 16:00. So you can eat and drink as much as you want until the brunch ends. Most hotels have pubs or bars and that’s where you head after your brunch. As if you haven’t drunk enough!! This bar however we walked into and it was FULL so we went straight to the bar to get our two free drinks. The blond lady who helped us was looking strangely at Brad and then figured out that she used to baby sit him way back in Port Alfred! Such a small world! She has been here for 4 years already and is manager there. Just shows that you have to behave yourself where ever you are as someone will possibly know you!
We are sad to see Pete and Hillary leave as they were our parent base here in Dubai but we are very excited for them. They are traveling a bit around Europe and Kate will meet them in France to go barging and then they will fly home to South Africa and set up base in George where they are originally from. Good luck and all the best with your travels, you will be missed but we will keep you updated a long the way!