Last week, we spent a relaxing family day-cation at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. We were surprised on how big the place is, it seemed small from the street of Jumeirah Beach Road. Lush green propery overlooking a 350 metre white sandy beach of the Arabian Gulf will take you away from busy Dubai life.
This is a continuation of our Fujairah city tour, our first stop was at Al Hayl Fort & Square after that it was a long drive to Al Badiya Mosque. There was a lot to see on our way to UAE’s oldest mosque-Fujairah’s round abouts, new palace of the emirates ruler, oil storage tanks and the coastline.
Earlier this month we were invited to dine at Rosa Mexicano’s Dubai Mall branch. Our knowledge of Mexican food is limited to guacamole and burritos. This is our second time dining at Rosa Mexicano and they definitely opened our taste buds to something more. We ordered a single serving of guacamole which is good for 2 to 3 persons, we had enough leftovers to feed another person. Among the three included in Tres Antojitos the best one for us are the empanadas. Our family is kind off addicted to liquor free margaritas and mojitos, Kuya V ordered another glass.
I love books and I can’t say No when the kids ask me to buy them one. We attended the Emirates Literature Festival and bought several books, one of them was by Julia Johnson – The goat who wanted to fly The story is about a goat who dreamt of flying as soon as he opened his eyes. He tried every possible way to fly like a bird but sadly failed. That did not stop him from dreaming, he climbed the tallest mountain and surprisingly woke up to a wonderful surprise – the goat found himself flying inside a hot air balloon.
Few weeks before our staycation at Fujairah, Kuya V’s Social Studies homework was to gather pictures of fort’s found in United Arab Emirates. Fort is a building designed to defend the country and sorrounded by troops. He was so excited to finally see the fort in real life. (A personal note for my husband) Travelling with kids is not just about visiting amusement parks, it is a perfect way to teach them about history too.
Last weekend, we packed some stuff and drove to Fujairah. Novotel Hotel was our host for two nights, which is located at the heart of the city and just a few minutes away from the city mall. You can search for Hotel Novotel Fujairah on your google maps for easy navigation. Daddy C mentioned that Novotel/Ibis hotel’s caters mostly to business travelers. I didn’t do any research on what the hotel has to offer for our family of four, Daddy was sure though that if they have a swimming pool then him and the kids will be happy.