This past weekend Scott and I traveled with Jenna and Dave to Dubai for the final concert of their Sandance concert series. Keane and Florence and the Machine were playing and we had a very enjoyable weekend. The concert was on the beach of The Atlantis hotel which is located on the Palm! We couldn’t pass up this opportunity or the excuse to spend time in Dubai. When we first got to Dubai we grabbed something to eat at the Mall of the Emirates and then checked into our hotel which was located just near the mall. Then it was off to the beach!!!

Having fun with our free stuff!

Having fun with our free stuff!

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The stage

The stage

Part of the crowd

Part of the crowd

DSCN6121DSCN6129After Keane performed there was a DJ that played before Florence and the Machine came on so we headed over to the bay to relax on the beach and enjoy some shisha.

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DSCN6158After relaxing on the beach Scott and Dave stayed on the beach while Jenna and I tried to get close enough to see Florence and the Machine. But we did not get very close – the paper the next day said that 12,000 people were in attendance!! We stayed in the packed crowd for only one song. Since we could hear the concert fine from the beach we went back and danced and enjoyed the music!

So there can be only one thing to follow up a great concert and great night with friends – spending the next morning at IHOP!!! As I mentioned, our hotel in Dubai was right next to the Mall of the Emirates which is the only mall with an indoor ski slope in Dubai and I believe the only one with an IHOP! Yaay for pancakes . . .

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Jenna with her Philly Steak and Dave with his fruit creps!

Jenna with her Philly Steak and Dave with his fruit crepes!

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