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... It was 38 according to my weather app, which also said -" feels like 51" ! It was so hot we decided to return to our air conditioned car and drive back to the resort where we had lunch and swam in all 3 of the pools - the long pool is the most comfortable for lying around - more shade, but the smaller serai pool has cooled water. In the evening we drove to The Corniche, had a stroll, but it was still incredibly hot, so had dinner in an Indian restaurant
We explore the grounds of Hotel to find the Omanta shop closed and looking quite empty!
Walk down to beach, where sand is so hot that I have to run to paddle in warm salty water and risk burns to get back again! Lyndsay wisely chooses not to cross the 'burning sands!
Lyndsay contacts Stan, the owner of "Omanta" the dive school. Turns out he ...
... around £60000. The downside to living out here, the temperature in July and August averages 50oC! The mountains are barren and the rainfall is miniscule, around four times a year for about 4 hours each time!
We arrived at the Fort and was surprised at the high standard this ancient building had been maintained. The thick walls ensured that it was cool inside and it was surrounded by an oasis of Palm Trees producing over ...
... traditions, and a me-first modern world that has shrugged off ancient customs, and the results have not been pretty.
Many of the citizens of Arabia have become burka-clad high-end shoppers and denizens of leisure while most of the work is done by imported workers. Etihad, Qatar Airways, and Emirates all have regular scheduled flights into places like Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Philippines, etc. and that's got nothing to do with the Sultan of ...
... balls to roll out muscles. Not that any of them are hurt! They just feel stiff. Best to be prepared. One group made a dessert, we made salad, and another a main course. At the end of the cooking time, we all ended up in the apartment my room mates and I share. It was a blast, but another late night. I love hosting.
Juice in the middle east is fresh and amazing. They make it right when you order it, with fruit and ice, and it's like a perfect slushy.