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Fronds and anemones at Atlantis The Palm

Fronds and anemones at Atlantis The Palm

As I lay flat - arms crossed, breath coming in short gasps - at the top of a 9-storey tall mega-waterslide, I wonder at the will (or maybe the reasoning) it takes to construct such a gargantuan feat of water-filled human ingenuity in one of the most arid places on earth.

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My one and only happy place

My one and only happy place

Dripping with sweat and on the verge of hallucinating I sit and squirm on a heat conducting marble slab in the Oriental Hammam inside Dubai’s One&Only Royal Mirage resort. Underneath me is the heat source for the steam room and I shift uncomfortably while wondering when I’ll begin to fry through my rather fetching paper y-fronts.

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