The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
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The adventure has begun, and I'm half way to the final destination!
Found a familiar face walking around the airport....my friend Zarah and after a slice of authentic Abu Dhabi pizza, we are ready for the last 6 hrs of our trip, hopefully grabbing a few moments of shut eye before landing bright and early in Manchester.
Signing off.....first ...
... mall. walked the shops, had lunch and then headed to the World Trade Centre markets which were more like what we were expecting. traditional stalls albeit within a modern building complex .. Back to the hotel room for a bit of a nap and then found the WanManhal centre behind our hotel. A very large shopping mall with a full range of shops. found an SD card for 5, changed Rick's 1180 HKD into 480 dirham , we had dinner in a Turkish restaurant chain... yum then back to the hotel and ...
... down, over and around the enormous dunes. Towards the end Heather became somewhat green around the gills but after a little while at the encampment and a cup of tea, all was well and we both thoroughly enjoyed a typical Arabic dinner, sitting cross-legged on a cushion in a tent. It was a wonderful evening and it was incredible how truly dark it was out there and how amazingly bright the stars were. Yesterday Man took us ...
... for resteraunts/activities etc which will come in handy when we have visitors!!
On Sa**************ed to the beach for the day, which was lovely. We went to a cafe on the beach for a bite to eat and ended up getting a mint tea(!!) teapot to share and I liked it! Then last night we got a call from Tom (whose house we went to for dinner the other day) and met him and his gf for a drink or two in the pub next to our hotel!
All in all a good weekend!! :)
... We were all given goggles to wear, which to begin with seemed a little over the top, but once the ride sets off we understood why! Every tiny bit of water or anything that hits you feels like being pricked by a needle....not something that my eyes needed to go through! It was really fun though, and we went on that ride another couple ...