Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... set the alarms off, I think they're metal detectors, I was unceremoniously told by the security guard "go! That woman! See her!" to which i looked around in a slightly bleary, bewildered state, until I saw a woman in uniform. She ushered me in to a small room with frosted windows (for privacy...) I was a little concerned I'd have to totally strip when all I want is to sleep. However she just looked me in the eyes smilingly and a little disconcertingly and moved her hand up ...
... for us to stay in her home. We caught a taxi to Zoe's villa in Khalifa City and we later found out that the taxi driver may have taken the scenic route. The tricky thing about taxi rides in UAE is that they don't used addresses here - you need to know a land mark close to your destination and then give directions from there. This is fine for locals but can be complicated when you have know idea where you're going. Zoe gave us some good directions and we ...
Temp: 81F 27C
Miles travelled: 77 nautical miles
The day of embarkation. We could see the MSC Lirica tied up in Port Rashid. This is the cruise terminal that serves Dubai. Although there were some very stunning yet very affordable hotels further down the coast near the Burj Khalifa and even further down near the Palm Jumeirah, we consciously ensured our hotel was in the vicinity of the port to allow us a relaxing morning and to minimise the transfer from ...
... in my new office and meet a motivated and friendly team and looking forward to start a successful time. My oh my what a big difference to Mombasa. It took me some time (and I think it is still ongoing) to change from Mombasa, a place full of poverty, potholes, old cars, no traffic lights, missing street names, humidity ... to Abu Dhabi a place where you can see pomp and power everywhere. Skyscrapers allover, cars bigger and faster wherever you ...
... got to the airport. Huge success. Even early = happy travellers. We have checked in our luggage. And boarded. Yah for us. Look out family and friends and that Aflie dog we are on our way. Next update. In actuality it is still Thursday 9th Jan. We've landed at Abu Dhabi. Paris time it's 6:30pm, local time here it's 9:30 pm. Just made it to our boarding area and have about an hour and twenty minutes before our last plane takes off. Let's hope this one is on time. All travelling well....so ...