Grand Excelsior Sharjah
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We (me and Srinivas) reached Sharjah around 11am.
Our Etihad flight from Bengaluru to Abu Dhabi was on time and quite comfortable. Etihad Air transported us to their alighting and drop point located at Dubai (Etihad Travel Mall) by bus. We got the first glance of the grand city of Dubai. We reached Sharjah, checked-in The Grand Excelsior …
Me and Suresh Krishna went out for Desert Safari. Booked through Happy Linkers for AED 99.
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... Now, when I'm at home, I care about the SuperBowl, only because that means food and party time. However, being in the Middle East in a completely different time zone has made us all want to celebrate the SuperBowl! So we went to the grocery store, pooled our money together and bought chips, salsa, cookies, and non-alcoholic beer (because of Muslim culture, there's no real beer in stores). We are going to wake up at 3:30am in order to watch the game! Crazy, I know, but I'm excited :)
... to the Spice Souk. This was somewhere I really wanted to see, so we alighted and crossed into the warren of lanes and alleys. The stallholders were all very keen to sell us some spices, but as Hubby isn’t too keen on a lot of spicy food, we resisted their sales pitches. One was happy to describe his wares in some detail - "Cardamom, help mister make wife happy-happy” was a memorable example - and was kind enough to let me take ...
... which gleamed silver in the powerful rays of the current 35°C.
It really is an astonishing feat of engineering, and we would have loved to go up to the observation deck at floor 124, but sadly all the rides up were completely booked for the 2 days we were there. Still, we got to view it from several angles during our ride, and marvelled at the facts & figures provided: world’s tallest building (more ...