Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
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... rest. Although, it wasn't bad at all to be resting in such a beautiful accommodation. Oceanic Hotel deserves our time more than we stayed there. Its good to enjoy with your friends and/or families at least over the weekends, 'say at least for 2 days & nights, and not overnight. Well, we already did anyways and we enjoyed it.
The following morning after we enjoyed the breakfast, sun, sea, and pool, we had a quick stop and pics taken at ...
... was overpowering probably due to the counters having yet to be wiped down. There was still a fair amount of blood and guts strewn around the place. One fishmonger was beating the **** out of something with a big stick but we couldn't see what it was as he was behind a counter. I’m assuming it was a large fish and not one of his employees caught sleeping on the job!!
It didn't take us long to realise that this town didn't really have a lot going for ...
... ships at anchor off the coastline, waiting to receive oil headed to other parts of the world.
Fujairah city has a population of about 130,000 people of which 80% are expatriates. It is mountainous but also receives enough rain to grow dates and other crops. Being on the coast, fishing is also important.
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... trip. I'd never gone through dunes in ...anything really... before. A friend (I'll call him Jim) who came with us had done it 4 times before and basically used the UAE Offroad book as his starting point. We started with the Fossil Rock route in Hatta (an enclave of Dubai) and then tacked on some other routes taking us through the mountains. This is a very useful guide and I think one also exists for Oman which ...
... our last stop of the day, we headed back into the mountains in the direction of Dubai. After about 45 minutes, the landscape changed once again, and this time, it was red sand dunes that we saw. If I'm honest, I will admit that I shed some tears when I saw them. I remember looking at my dad's National Geographic magazines as a child and being mesmerized by the pictures of the sand dunes of the Sahara. I've always wanted to see that, and this comes pretty close. It was so cool ...