Holiday Inn Riyadh Izdihar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... serving food of a quality that varies between slightly better than Western junk food to much worse.
If you know some locals, they might take you to some of the best local food places!
For example, we were taken to a place called Najd Village - an eating place which serves delicious local-style food. There were 5 of us shown to a room where we were served an enormous banquet of curries, rice, breads, dips, laban (or leben, a "milk product" similar ...
... to improve, but advice was weather is always windy this time of year, ATC wanted me to go inland on the "standard route" but that is whe the winds are strong during the heat of the day and sand storms, they say, until end of May.
So I am leaving now at 10pm and will fly all night, should be in Aqaba around 8-9am. (Landed just after 8am)
Oh, and now that I'm out ...
The lush well watered manicured opulent properties of Abu Dhabi would soon give way to hours over water and then some desert.
Flight made even longer this morning.... ATC don't like straight lines....they wanted me to go the other side of and around Bahrain... Oh and over 40 degrees in the plane....
Airport is ...
One sunny Saturday I dressed up in my fancy shoes and we headed out to brunch at the Ritz.
The Ritz Carlton Riyadh was built in 2010 as a guest palace for visiting dignataries and heads of state. It was taken over by the Ritz the following year. The elegant design is similar to the Sheik Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi. It is full of intricate inlaid marble and tile designs. It is quite a beautiful building and ...
There is a local traditional Arabic restaurant in Riyadh that we were eager to try. Najd Village is a "sit on the floor" type of restaurant. Easy to get down, not so easy to sit for any length of time or get up but we were game. Arabic food isn't great. It has a fairly plain spice palette and is heavy on the lamb. But, when in Rome.....
We ventured out with Verna ...