Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
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... your order and a few minutes later brings you tea on a pink plastic tray reminding me of kitchen toys I would play with as a kid.
We drove back through Oman being careful to watch for goats or camels that might wander onto the road.
... adventure, we passed by the Wadi Al Helo Tunnel, which seems to be the second longest tunnel in the UAE; next to Abu Dhabi's. It's fun. We moved out of our cars and sought thrills to have our pictures taken in the middle of the road in front of the tunnel entrance and cliffs. Right after the tunnel, a few meters away is a geological site which we made sure to drop by next time and hike towards the interesting finds over that area in Wadi Al ...
... way back along the Corniche we bumped in to Captain Ponte who was talking to some locals who were sanding behind a wire mesh. It turns out they were excavating some long lost building of a bygone civilisation. I was going to ask the Commandante for a photo as we missed out on the one last night but I thought ‘leave the man be’. He is probably worn out after all that hand shaking and smiling and just out for a peaceful stroll.
On deciding to take ...
... 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.
Forgot to mention a few more facts about ...
... 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 ...