Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain
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... out on the comfy beds that had scattered on the beach. We stayed there for a while, then as the sun was setting, we decided to head to our hotels, and get ready for the evening. After taking over a half an hour so get 5km down the road, we finally made it to the hotel.
After getting ready and relaxing at the hotel, we set out for a night out in Dubai, because it was a holiday and technically the middle of the week, the options were limited. So we decided to go back to ...
... I am not overly concerned as I do not spend much time there and there are lots of places to hang out else where. This detail was of course negated from the interview when I asked about the accommodations. Surprised, not really. All in all they are a huge step up from China... clean, everything works, safe, and no mold in sight!
As for getting around, I have rented a car for the month. I am not able to buy a car until I have my UAE license (basically my Canadian ...
... cap. We must have looked stupid standing outside the car and looking everywhere around the drivers seat for the button. Then it suddenly dawned on Raewyn that it automatically unlocked because was in the car. And indeed, just pressing the cover popped it open. A full tank cost us NZ$30. At home that would 3 times as much. Sweet. Eventually we found our way out of Dubai. It was hard work, even with a GPS. The road to Al Ain was a 5 lane highway. Once out of Dubai ...
We we also visited the oasis, which is the only one in Al Ain and the source of water. This place was beautiful and was a lot like a maze. For those of you that travel with me regularly, you know that it's just not a complete trip unless there is an adventure or two (otherwise known as getting lost!!). This time, I was not in charge and yet we still managed to take two wrong turns trying to find our way out of the oasis :p. ...
... Bokor Mountain southwest of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. I did that on a motorbike a couple of times and it would be awesome to do the same up Jebel Hafeet... another thing to do next time.
*They couldn't go up here though (see photo)!