Luckily for us we were able to visit the Dubai Museum, Dubai Mall, Dubai Creek, Burj Khalifa, and...The Spice Souk.
We had a wonderful time!
Dubai was a study in contrasts:
Old & New- Beautiful New Buildings built around and among Historical places.
Traditional & Modern - Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see women in Catsuits walking around in the same area as women wearing Burkas...in the Middle East!
That night when we returned to the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised with a basket of fresh fruits and tea biscuits in our room. After a long wonderful day of sight seeing, we ended the evening with a short walk by Dubai Creek and some tea with those biscuits. They were deliciously light and flakey, with an orange almost perfume-y taste. I asked in the morning what those biscuits were made with, and I was told they were made with Orange Flower Water. Orange Flower Water is the perfume by-product of steam distillation of orange blossoms for essential oil, the same process is used to obtain Rose Water. It adds a lovely light orange and flowery essence to desserts across the Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa.
Here is my recipe for Dainty Orange Flower Tea Biscuits: