Ramada Hafr Al Batin
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Food on board is over abundant, but delicious. The first week you tend to go a little overboard as the food is laid on everywhere you turn. Breakfast, lunch, dinner all available in two or more locations as well as in your room if you so choose. In addition you can have afternoon tea every afternoon and if you go to the movies they serve popcorn and cookies. Desserts are to die for and the waiters are very persuasive. They also-have Happy hour ...
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 ...
... to improve, but advice was weather is always windy this time of year, ATC wanted me to go inland on the "standard route" but that is whe the winds are strong during the heat of the day and sand storms, they say, until end of May.
So I am leaving now at 10pm and will fly all night, should be in Aqaba around 8-9am. (Landed just after 8am)
Oh, and now that I'm out ...
... 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.