Saturday 8th May
We have been in Oman for ten weeks now and
we needed to renew our visa's, for the fourth time! Oman air had a special
deal on offer, a flight and four nights accommodation in Dubai, so early
morning on Friday 7th May along with Mark and Chrissy, Brian and Gavin
we flew to Dubai. Amy had offered to look after the Tippy children and Shae
so that Sheila and Lica could join us from the UK.
Sheila and Lica arrived at the hotel before
us and were in the foyer as we arrived, after we had caught up with news and
Mark had managed to upgrade us all to junior suites we arranged to meet up that
night for dinner.
We met up that evening in Blue
Magic's room for drink's before going out to dinner...The taxi driver took us to
his favourite Indian restaurant, we were back in Kerela!
Paul and Brian share a birthday
and at breakfast they opened their presents of 'Discover Salalah' t-shirts and
'I love Oman' badges and an 'I love Oman' cap for Brian.
Modeling their birthday
gifts...Brian's gift to Paul, a camel hat.
We took the metro to Dubai
Marina....work in progress with cranes on most of the buildings.
Dubai Marina from the 'The
Palm'....The sail-shaped Burj Al-Arab.
The massive Atlantis hotel at
the top of the 'The Palm' Jumeirah.
Birthday lunch in the Atlantis
Drinks on the rooftop bar of
our hotel with the Burj Al-Arab in the background.
Mark and Chrissy...Sheila and
Brian...Gavin and Lica
Gavin arranged a Hubbly
Bubbly pipe (Sheesha pipe) for the birthday boy's.
Derry with the Hubbly
Bubbly....The Burj Al-Arab lit up at night.
We moved down from the roof-top
bar to a Thai restaurant in the hotel...Happy Birthday.