Oz via Dubai

06/12/17 – The Waldorf Hotel for the Christmas celebrations, met Jenna, Malcolm and Leisi, for an evening of mulled wine, gingerbread men and stollen. Beautiful christmas decs

And a beautiful hotel

Thursday sees us lunching in the golf club in Ras al Khaimah

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Then an unexpected visitor when we get home is quickly disposed of, we later learn from the local spider expert (Malcolm) that its a camel spider, phew good job June is quick on the fly spray or we could have been tea for this monster

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08/12/17 – After our brush with death we all go camel hunting and Malcolm decides to show us how fast he can drive/skid up the dunes, Leisi loved it !!!! I on the other hand had my rollercoaster face on. We then spot the camels

Malcolm now informs us there is a rogue camel that chases visitors, so I stick by car and let everyone go ahead, ever the hero ! We then go and explore an abandoned castle/arabian monument, which seems safe phew.

We skid home, via the Corniche for abit of people watching and coffee and cake

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Later on we hear singing and go to see the preparations of a wedding, there is much singing and cane waving, all done by men in traditional dress, all looking very handsome by the way, its the old uniform thing gets me everytime. I am now encouraging Dave to grown a thicker beard, then all I have to do is find a ruse to get him in the white flowing arab dress !!!

As we were standing watching we were served cardamom tea (very strong and an aquired taste) and a sweet warm turkish delight sweet filled with almonds. Lovely end to a lovely day. Oh but not quite, finsh the day off with a hot Thai papaya salad and spring rolls cooked by the Thai lady across the road who does take aways ……ummm thanks Tuk very nice.

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