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TravelPod Member ReviewsKhalidiya Hotel Abu Dhabi
Service was great with helpful Concierge! The weather is nice in Abu Dhabi now, but the air con was hard for me to get 'just right'!!
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On arrival into Abu Dhabi we were informed that our connecting flight to Bangkok was delayed by 7 hours which mean't we would have to wait in the airport for a total of 10 hours. It would have been okay if we could have ventured out into Abu Dhabi but we had to stay within the airport. We were given food vouchers on arrival in which we could use at ...
... which was really good as the crowds had thinned out and there was hardly any waiting for the rides. Lach was 2cm too short to go on the fastest roller coaster in the world (0 - 240 km/h in 4.9 secs) so I went on it for him, and boy was it fast and scary! There was another roller coaster that Lach was tall enough for and plenty of other rides, we finished the day at 9pm when the park closed. Saturday we did some shopping at one of the large malls in Abu Dhabi ...
... the largest hand knotted carpet ever made.The entire building is covered in white marble from Macedonia. We wandered on our own then took a guided tour. Amazing! Gerald noticed the outside lighting system which transforms the building at night and reflects the phases of the moon.
UAE is a more progressive Arab country as we noticed right away. As we deplaned there was a wine and beer store in the airport with a long line of patrons- including ...
... stay I talked to Moroccans, Lebanese, Egyptians, Persians, Palestinians, Nepalis, Afghans, Africans, Filipinos, as well as the standard Indian and Pakistanis who were well represented. Plenty of Americans and Europeans kicking around as well.
Khalid took me out into the desert in his hopped up Toyota "Land-cruiser" and scared the hell out of me quickly while traversing huge sand dunes and ...
... it. The detail in all of the work is so intricate. After we headed on a local bus to the mall so see how big they really are and they are big! We waited over an hour in 42° heat for a bus back to the airport, safe to say we were looking forward to a swim after wearing our long pants, tops and my headscarf all day. After a swim we headed off for check in and finally we were onboard our flight ...