Tuesday, December 20, 2005

The Maze of the Madinat

I am convinced part of the 'mystery of Arabia' theme the Madinat Jumeirah tries to give off is to ensure all visitors end up feeling as lost as possible in the Madinat Maze, no matter how many times they've been there.
The signs are so small and unbelievably vague it is no surprise you see tourists milling about, with a look of fear and desperation in their eyes, wondering if they will ever find their way back out to their hotel room and warm beds. Then you have the odd one or two that are frantically running up and down the Maze in search of the nearest toilet. I have yet to see one with a trail of urine behind them so I take it they eventually find their way!
Perhaps it's a ploy by the owners of the Maze to keep us in there for as long as possible, so we throw up our arms in resignation, and max out the credit cards on all the worldly goods and meals for sale. Then of course it magically becomes possible to find the exit and you are left, several thousand poorer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

...in search of the nearest toilet or their lost offspring.

7:52 pm GTS  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Witness also: Ikea, Mall of the Emirates road system.

Last thing I remember, I was
Running for the door
I had to find the passage back
To the place I was before
’relax,’ said the night man,
We are programmed to receive.
You can checkout any time you like,
But you can never leave!

I think this is why Hotel California is such a popular song in Dubai's karaoke bars.

11:38 pm GTS  
Blogger Keef said...

I reckon Sharjah's road sing system was designed by 'Hotel California'.

2:28 pm GTS  
Blogger Keef said...

Yes I know. 'Sign'.

2:28 pm GTS  
Blogger moryarti said...

I hate Madinat Jumeirah for that - once i really had to go .. i kept on going around the place in circles looking for the EFFing loo..

2:30 pm GTS  
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4:47 pm GTS  

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