Somehow it reminds me of a seen in the nineties Mel Gibson movie “Air America” where the local Laotian general Soong is wondering to Gene Ryack (played by Gibson) that he is a very strange man as he likes old Laotian way’s as the general himself is dazed by dreams of America, the modern world.
This winter holiday our trip to summer headed towards United Arab Emirates. We waited until two days before takeoff to book the trip. Mainly because we were not determined where to go, and we were also seeking for good deals from Momondo and other sites. We booked a trip to UAE and got a nice deal from Norwegian and accommodation in the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa.
Hilton RAK was ok, a little worn out, not shiny&new in any case. Hotel’s and resorts are expensive in UAE. Even if you get a good deal for the accommodation, it’s quite expensive to eat and drink at the resorts and i would recommend taking some kind of meal plan to save a little. Food & beverages in general are not so expensive, if you go to a supermarket to buy your drinks and snacks, they are quite cheap – but the price difference between grocery stores and hotels&restaurants in food&drinks is the largest i’ve seen anywhere in the world.
Weather in UAE is almost always good, if you are looking for some sun and relaxation – UEA is the place to go. Also for shopping & entertainment, you can find lot’s possibilities for the modern ways of treating yourself in Dubai and the resorts. Places like Dubai Mall and the Mall of The Emirates are superlatives, and a must see is naturally Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world. If you look for culture, history and roots, it’s possibly not the best place you want to go. UAE is quite new and development is seen everywhere. Somehow it reminds me of a seen in the nineties Mel Gibson movie “Air America” where the local Laotian general Soong is wondering to Gene Ryack (played by Gibson) that he is a very strange man as he likes old Laotian way’s as the general himself is dazed by dreams of America, the modern world.
Nature is desert in the UAE. I found something compelling in the desert myself, somehow the cruelty and simple beauty of the desert appeals to me. There’s something similar in the arabian desert and northern winter nature. Both are cruel but beautiful. I took some pictures for you.