Golden Tulip Sharjah
Travel Blogs from Sharjah
Time differences and directions travelled made for sitting around in transit lounges and long hours in the air. Emirates Economy a class above the average, friendly flight attendants, three course meals and another Irishman (number 2). Susan, did my usual signature and this time spilt sweet chilli dip over me and the seat. The Irishman across the aisle got me water and paper towel. Watched August: Osage County (very ...
... while then to the Atlantis Palm hotel. There wasn't too much that you could see without being a resident, they have a smaller aquarium but we had already done that yesterday. The main tourist feature was a water theme park, we are saving that experience for next time!!!!
We made our return journey on the monorail, a good choice as this is elevated and gave far superior views of the Palm and the Berg ...
... tribal clashes that could have led to this situation of Emirate within Emirate, finally to reach the sanctity and sanity of home for refreshment and a well earned sleep. Late afternoon saw Mal, Ian and moi, beating the sweltering heat to wander through an animal souk, which because of being open and un-air conditioned caused great discomfort to our senses. The Blue (Gold) Souk made amends for any previous discomfort. And to travel ...
... in Dubai airport, with what will probably be my last decent glass of wine for a while (at 6am... hey, don't judge me, I've not slept and my body still thinks it's 2am!) I'm looking back at the last few months that have brought me to this place and contemplating what lies ahead and I find that all of those conversations actually sum up incredibly well, exactly how I'm feeling. I am a little bit of all of those people!
I have ...
... the dunes. We head off road, past the “winter” (not summer) homes of Dubai’s wealthy and are soon bouncing off massive sand dunes. Our guide, a most delightful Palestinian recently divorced he tells us from an Emirati woman, has taken care to deflate the tyres of our Mercedes SUV so that we can move more surely through the very soft sand. This is described as a “conservation drive”, because we’re on the look out for wild life, carefully nurtured ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility