On the 31st of December we set off in the early afternoon heading north of Dubai along the coast. There were seven of us bundled into the Pajero, 4 adults and 2 children and one baby. We had booked ahead into the Ras Al Khaimah Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah which is the capital of the Emirate of Ras Al … Continue reading – Photos and more
Our Dubai Xmas holiday with the family continues.
Fridays in the Muslim world is the main religious day of the week and so it mirrors our Sunday. Sunday is a normal working day and Saturday is the same as our Saturday. So on Friday the 28th we decided to have a “hang around home” day with “Sunday(Friday) Lunch” at a … Continue reading – Photos and more
The grandkids were not in the mood for being dragged around to satisfy the touring granparents, so Chris and I headed off to catch some of Dubai’s hidden treasures and historic culture which appears mainly to be the souqs in the old part of town. A souq is a market place and they range from spices to textiles, gold and … Continue reading – Photos and more
Xmas day was a wonderful day with our Dubai family. Christmas day is a public holiday in Dubai. The weather is almost perfect, about 26 Degrees. The only down side is the intense haze that seems to be a permanent fixture of the atmosphere at this time of the year. While the haze appears to be mainly moisture in the … Continue reading – Photos and more
Arrived morning of the 21st in Dubai after 17 hours of travel. Very tired but surviving.
Thrill for me was the flight from Doha (Qatar) to Dubai on a Boing 787 Dreamliner. The plastic fantastic. Most modern of all aircraft but the bloody stereo right hand channel dead. You would think that with such a new aircraft there would … Continue reading – Photos and more