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Mar 1, 2014 - Coastal Caravan Tour - Part 3

After Ajman we traveled through Umm Al Quwain to the the Umm Al Quwain Fort. Unfortunately it was only a photo stop as the fort is closed for renovations. From Umm Al Quwain we traveled to Ras al-Khaimah to the Ghost Town. Our tour guide could have been more prepared and actually knew the history of the places we visited, will need to do some research once home to know exactly what. It was some sort of a natural disaster in early 1900's from the little that was said. So eerie to see. From Ras al-Khaimah we traveled back to Dubai. When...

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Dec 30, 2013 - Ras al-Kaimah, UAE

Ras al-Khaimah is one of the Persian Gulf Arab sheikhdoms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its name means "Top of the Tent". The emirate is in the northwestern part of the UAE, bordering Oman. It is the luxury weekend resort area for those living in Dubai. Although there are already a number of five star resorts, many more are being built. Our reason for going there was to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the brand new Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah Hotel. ON OUR WAY Since the distance from Sharjah, our last stay, to Ras al-Khaimah was only 75...

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Jan 5, 2012 - Back to RAK!!

Got up this morning, had coffee on balcony and then I started feeling really ill!!! Ached all over and felt very very sick!! Glad it was today and not yesterday! The journay home seemed to take forever as I started getting really bad pains in my stomach and thought I was going to be sick all the way!! Got back and went straight to bed!! So not much to report for today...no food, lots of sleep. Hope I feel better tomorrow.

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Jan 1, 2012 - Happy New Year!!!

Had a great night at Deon and Melanie's. Got there at about 7pm - went in a taxi!! Had a few drinks and a chat, then dinner which was lamb curry. Melanie made the curry and I made some dahl and took some bread and salad and stuff. We had bought them a bottle of wine which I thought was the right one but apparently not...it was even better. They had shown us a bottle of a certain wine and we saw some at Barracuda (a different beer shop but further away and not very good!) priced at AED 28 on sale (about £4.50) and I was sure he had said the...

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Dec 26, 2011 - Dibba

Got up earlyish today and went to Dibba, about an hours drive away to spend a night at a hotel on the Indian Ocean. Got there fine and checked in but had to wait for the room to be ready so had a picnic lunch overlooking the Ocean. As room wasn't ready we decided to get our passports back and head into Oman as there is no charge from Dibba since part of it is governed by Oman and the road only goes a certain way in!! Had a drive round and stopped at the beach where the fishermen were bringing in their catch of sardines. It was great to...

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Dec 25, 2011 - Christmas Day

Happy Christmas!! We had a night in last night and opened cards and presents. Steve wrote me a message on the window!! I cooked tea and then we played Yahtzee. Today I went to register the car...relatively easy after I had been to the Police Station, where I didn't need to go! Mind you they gave me a cup of coffee!! Then went to actual place, had it MOT'd and got my registration. Plus a nice officer gave me 2 mints as it was Christmas Day!!! The whole adventure took just 2 hours and was quite fun really!!! Back by 9.10am and then finished...

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Dec 23, 2011 - Shopping and Beach!!

Went shopping this morning - drove to Al Hamra, took Mum to beer shop and then Starbucks for coffee. Went to Spinneys and bought some pork!!! Only place to get it! Then we came home, had lunch and went to beach for a couple of hours. Showed her round Hilton and had coffee overlooking the Arabian Gulf - 23rd December!!! Tomorrow shouldhahve been going to register our new car but shut so having to go at 7.30am Christmas Day. Great especially as it can take up to 9 hours to do but if we don't get it done, we will be landed with a HUGE fine!!!...

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Dec 22, 2011 - Mum is here!!!

Well hello! Mum arrived on Tuesday night. We picked her up in Dubai at about 9.15pm. Her plane ahd been delayed slightly but we got there, bought coffee and then she came through quite quickly. Was so good to see her. Got back, she unpacked and then we had a couple of whiskies before bed. Steve and I were working on Wednesday so I popped home at lunchtime but she was still asleep. She chatted with our cleaner until I got home at about 2.30pm then we went to the Animal Welfare Centre where I had a meeting. After that, we went to Carrefour to...

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Nov 1, 2011 - Nothing Much!!!

Hi all. As the entry title say...nothing much to report but feel like it has been a while since I have added anything. We are still alive and kicking!! Pretty hectic at work at the moment with lots of meetings and staff photos after school, coaching training, planning meetings, language coordinator meetings, house point coordinator meetings, clubs etc etc. However, once I get home, I relax and chill out!! I also have a student teacher in class for the next 3 weeks from the Women's college; Miss Fatima. She is great and has fabulous lesson...

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Oct 22, 2011 - Bedouin Night

Went to a Bedouin night last night to check it out for when our visitors come. It was fabulous. Out in the middle of the desert but really luxurious. Food was great and there was a belly dancer, shisha pipes, henna and camel rides, all included in the price (£30 per person) We drove to the place and then a top of the range Range Rover took us out to the camp. We went with Linda and Brian and we had fun. So we will have to go with Mum at Christmas and Sue and Dave at Easter. Today, went shopping, took Steve to work and was going to go to...

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Oct 19, 2011 - Garage Sale and Beach Club

Had a great weekend but been hectic ever since with meetings after school every night!!! Not used to that!! After great night on Friday, Deon picked me up at 8.15am and we went to Al Hamra for a garage sale to see what we could pick up!! Early, so got a coffee at Starbucks and then bought a few bits. Deon got Melanie a handbag and bought some balcony furniture for a great price...Oh to have a balcony to buy furniture for!!! I got some great pyrex dishes, some storage boxes and a few other bits all for under £10!! Went to Al Hamra Cellar to...

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Oct 15, 2011 - Old friends reunited!!!

Week has been great as usual! Went to Deon and Melanie's last night for bbq and met up with Maureen and Jerry who we met at Emma's 30th party in Burnley!!! Small world!! They told us that they were working with a couple who were also going to Ras al Khaimah but we didn't think we would meet them and lo and behold they are a couple who we hit it off with right away and we see them often. Probably our best friends over here along with Mike and Daga and Linda and Brian.They are such a laugh and we have the same personalities. They are South...

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