Palma Beach Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Umm Al Quwain
... I needed an early night! The plan for tomorrow is get up early, head to the Palm Jumeriah and the Burj Al hotel a little stroll on the beachfront from my hotel. I then intend to have my last King banquet, check out and head to the mall for the afternoon before my evening flight. Of course the mall does luggage storage so I am free to ski, zorbe, shop, Shisha until it's time to leave! Heading back In the taxi and we must ...
... a fair walk to the Souks from the station so by the time we got there we were stuffed, the heat was unbearable. The Souks were all outdoor, bit like a market with some air conditioned shops but we got hassled to go into shops and down alleyways, which we didn't and after an hour or so we just had to get out of there. We did look at some gold and checked out the spice markets, also looked at fabric but it was all mainly pashminas ...
... t have the energy to stay and watch the fountain show. It's Ramadan, so no food or drink is available in public during the day. So we had a big breakfast and made that last all day long. It's not a very old city so not much history or monuments to see. Just a lot of modern buildings, crazy money here. Well, now we are just waiting to get onto our flight to ...
... The inside was very beautiful with a two-story waterfall and several atriums. There were stores from all over the world. It was interesting to see the mix of new and old with the men dressed in robes and head dresses and the Burka-clad women but carrying Armani bags, toting Chanel handbags, going into a Build a Bear.
The aquarium has the largest viewing window anywhere so that was pretty neat. There are Great White Sharks and a Killer Crocodile (it was 1653 ...
... An unmarried, westerner pregnant women was put in jail until she confessed who the father was. It's illegal to live together and to to be homosexual. It was illegal up until a few months ago to hold hands.
-There are pink taxis driven by women for only women to use.
-Police officers drive Lamborghinis and Ferraris in order to be able to drive as fast with those people with these types of cars.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking