City Seasons Hotel, Al Ain
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- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... and set out early to cross the boarder, the boarder for Oman, is actually in Al Ain. We got there no problem, however, we had to wait in line for about an hour. There were so many people waiting as many people travel to Oman during the break. We finally got to the counter, and after trying to sweet talk our way to Oman, they tell two of us, myself and another new guy from work, that we cannot cross because our visas are still in processes. In fact we could not leave the country at ...
... apartment. So, I asked to be moved to a room on the third level. Finally after much harassing and finagling, I managed to work my way to the third floor. I now have a beautiful big window that over looks the community in which I live with a new friend that greets me each morning. Yes, not only do I get to wake up with the sun, but also a rooster that I am assuming lives a block over judging by how loud he is. I actually really love waking up to this poor little bird cawing his guts ...
We got up early and had another fantastic breakfast. We packed our bags and checked out. We wanted to explore the Emirates rather than hang out in Dubai so our first stop was Al Ain, 125km away, about one and half hours. We needed petrol. We asked the GPS to find the nearest petrol stop. It looked close but the road had changed so we had to go around, adding 2km to the journey. There was queue for petrol. An attendant was at the pump. We couldn't figure out how to open ...
... what looks like an empty river bed.......it actually flows once a year for about a month. Hmmmmmm, Fargo should take note ;)
The rest of the morning was spent at the museum learning some of the history of the United Arab Emirates. We saw lots of beautiful pottery, jewels, and other artifacts of the area. The museum is housed in one of the forts so we were also able to see how the people defended themselves against enemies as late as ...
... using the offroad book. We certainly had a lot of fun when we arrived though. Come to think of it, we should have hired a different car for this! We saw a nice new Toyota 86 that a couple of Koreans Americans had, perfect car for ...