Hatta Fort Hotel
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We drove out to Hatta today - less than 3 hours from Dubai - and passed through Oman on the way out. It wasn't long before we were completely in the desert - and I mean the real, rolling sand dune kind of desert. It was pretty cool. Before we got to Hatta it started to get a little mountainous, and the sand turned a really cool shade of red. Hatta …
A bit of a messy day today-spent a lot of time waiting for a bus to take us to the Singapore Flyer which is a massive big wheel which has glassed in rooms with tables and chairs where you sit and view Singapore from on high. it takes about half an hour to go right round and we were all set to do it but the weather was a bit dicey and when we were told ...
... emirate. Dubai is the name of both the city and the emirate. So even when we left the city of Dubai behind, we were still in Dubai.
As we drove northwest through the desert, we began to spot camels on the side of the road. After just a short time, we came to the border and crossed into Sharjah, the neighboring third largest emirate. Sharjah is ruled by the Al Qasimi family and is the most conservative emirate in the UAE. Here, no alcohol is served, shoulders and ...
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November 2, Wahiba sands, Back home via Hatta pools
Time to get back home, but not without visiting the beautiful red sand dunes of Wahiba area… in fact, their color is called « strawberry red »… very different from the dunes of Namibia. Here, it would appear that only the top layer is red, underneath the golden sand…gorgeous with its rippled effects. Lance wants to drive deeper into the desert…but will ...
... we could only view the fort from a distance and you know me, I could have been there up close for a while!!! But all in all it was a good thing as the temperature was 43.2 degrees Celsius (on my watch) with a fairly strong , and hot, wind blowing down the canyon.
It was an interesting day visiting a different part of the UAE which is often forgotten and much more "real" than the artificial life built in Dubai or even Abu ...
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