just got back and weather was great, we found it more humid in the evening so was too hot and sweaty to eat Al Fresco.
For the first 4/5 daysdays sunbathed from 8.30 till 11.00 and went in the shade and read / mp3'ed till 3.00 then popped back out till 6ish.
For the last 3/4 days we didnt go in the shade as it was quite breezy by the Burj pool , i suppose it was because it's a few hundred yards out to sea.
We both got great tans,didnt burn (my wifes fair and i've got a little bit of Mediteranean in me)
Used factor 50 day one,40 for days two and three and then 15 did the trick at the end.
But didnt shop at all ,had plans to make an afternoon / evening shopping but was so nice at the Madinat coupled together with the free Champagne we just couldn't force ourselves to leave.
If you like proper designer gear theres a great sale on in Vila Moda in the Emirate Tower , bought a real nice Prada jacket in there and Evisu jeans for our son and was half price .Could have spent loads in there but held back.
Happy shopping and anymore questions email me on firstname.lastname@example.org