Mena Hotel Riyadh
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The food quality in Riyadh is very variable. They tend to do meat very well, salad not so well. Of course, spending time in an international hotel you get to eat in Japanese, Italian or Western-style restaurants, but getting out and experiencing the local food is what it's all about.
I stayed in the Radisson Blu, where there are several restaurants of fairly good standard (but very expensive). At the lower end, there are many many junk food and fast ...
Arrived airport 3am but 50 knot headwind at flight level and far reaching dust storms mean no departure. Had such a good run with weather, I know I am lucky to only be delayed now for the first time... But of all the cities to be delayed in!
Will update when weather and routing options becomes clearer, but perhaps will become an overnight flight.
Waited all day ...
... a busy city with everyone moving about and clearly a lot happening, but at the moment I'm not sure it will make the top 7/8 of my favourite cities list.... but I'm glad I came and had a look.
But tomorrow, I am excited to be following in Lawrence's footsteps, I plan to enter Aqaba from across the Wadi Araba desert.
... a photo or two. We were given a tour of the hotel but missed out on the Royal suite as it was fully booked that day.
Interesting fact- President Obama stayed here overnight recently. It took three months to prepare for his one-night stay. They were given the three top floors of the hotel.
There is a bowling alley in the hotel so the ladies from MHI are going to try to sneak a bowling night in.
... Rick and Judy and Robyn one Saturday night. When you have a large party you can have a private room and when you have a private room the ladies can remove their abayas, both good reasons. The restaurant was very busy and filled with locals so we expected a traditional meal. I think we got it. Click on the pictures to read the story behind this unique dining experience. ...