Al Ain Rotana Hotel
Travel Blogs from Al Ain
We got up early and had another fantastic breakfast. We packed our bags and checked out. We wanted to explore the Emirates rather than hang out in Dubai so our first stop was Al Ain, 125km away, about one and half hours. We needed petrol. We asked the GPS to find the nearest petrol stop. It looked close but the road had changed so we had to go around, adding 2km to the journey. There was queue for petrol. An attendant was at the pump. We couldn't figure out how to open ...
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. ...
As if it wasn't hot enough in Abu Dhabi, we headed inland today to the oasis of Al Ain. The air conditioned car was an incentive, and it turned out to be only 40C anyway. One palace, one museum, a date palm oasis, lunch in a back room of the Hilton (great food though) because of Ramadan and then a drive up Jabel Hafeet which is like a mountain made out ...
Plans for our second camp of the holiday were slowly underway....originally we were to embark on a two night camp to an Omani mountainous enclave together with another family and a couple of their friends. On Thursday is was becoming clearer that the schedule was perhaps too demanding (for a variety of reasons) and so, in agreement with the others in the party, we decided to make this a one night camp. The 'other' family were going to rent a 4 wheel drive for the camp ( as were ...
... desk... Dinner tonight was takeaway chicken briyani. Must be good place to get food as many Arab cars parked outside, many shoes left outside and many men sitting on the ground eating. Everyone seems to eat in privacy, curtains or partitions in all the cafes / restaurants we found ourselves in. Dinner was eaten at Trudy's little place, after the neighbour cats were feed and Joshua showered. I decided to clean the dishes, nearly done and went to ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility