Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
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... Our hotel, the Al Raha Beach Resort is a considerable distance from Abu Dhabi city itself, but really quite an oasis. It has a fabulous outlook over the corniche, huge outdoor pool and exercise area, not to mention the biggest room I have ever stayed in, and we are only in a superior room, would hate to think how big the Presidential Suite would be. There is a great Arabic shopping mall next door to the hotel, with a few ...
... Chambers Aquarium, the Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi Mall. It was a pretty hectic day!! But fun none the less! We then had dinner in a Lebanese restaurant at the Dubai Marina which was nice!
Saturday we spent the morning by the pool, and then a load of teenagers gatecrashed (they had been invited to a BBQ at the BBQ area in our apartments next to the pool, so they were technically allowed in!) Unfortunately it was ...
... could only manage about an hour or so. I didn't want to miss any sights along the way. Something cool about flying over a place, I visited whilst living in the UK in 98/99. I was also excited to be able to watch the sunrise and kept thinking it would come up soon, but we were flying away from it. Behind us I could see the glow, it was catching us, but not to be. Dublin did not disappoint. We were greeted on the tarmac by a consistent drizzle, oh I remember ...
... know it is the beginnings of being a very polluted city and if they aren't careful, they'll end up like Beijing on a hot day. We did ask our guide, Imrod, and he stated that it was sea haze. yea, right. We'll cover the energy consumption later but we did pass the power plants and the aluminum plant and both were belching a reddish haze into the sky.
Finally we hit the border between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the buildings slow down to a minimum and ...
... Time and the heat limited my hopping on and off, but the tour gave a great overview of the city and the Marina Mall was a deliciously cool respite from the heat. The highlight of the tour was the stop at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which was visible long before we arrived at the stop. Enormous and shining white in the midday sun with gold plated domes and minarets, it is a spectacular building and awe inspiring sight. Dinner back at the hotel and hopefully a good night's sleep to ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service