We landed in Abu Dahbi just after dark and by the time we got through customs and organized a taxi to our hotel it was around 8 or 9 pm.
The biggest shock as we left the airport was the extreme heat 41 deg c and the oppressive humidity, after being in the UK for 4 weeks it was horrible.
We were lucky that one of the restaurants in the hotel was open (it was Ramadan and many eateries were closed).
It was a very expensive restaurant, this small snack cost us over $125.
Our hotel, The Royal Meridien was beautiful, we were on the 19th floor with some amazing views.The central building with the circular top is the hotel.
Brian found a frangipani tree and picked a blossom for me( special to me as they were used in our wedding bouquet and cake decorations). I put it in my diary for safe keeping,
The view from the foyer of our hotel,
There were also numerous clothing shops full of local fashion which I loved looking at.
The next room was the main prayer hall,
When we left The Grand Mosque we went to the Abu Dahbi Louvre
We had a couple of wonderful meals on the plane and as the sun was setting we descended into Brisbane airport.
Our trip of a lifetime was over.
I still wonder, Did we really do it ?, Did we really see all those beautiful amazing things and places ?
I know some people do this sort of holiday all the time, but for us, this was really special.
I will never forget what a great time we had and what great bonds we forged with our fellow family travelers.
Thank you Brian,Kerry,Bernie,Bill and Yvette for making this dream a reality and sharing this wonderful experience.
Take Care Everyone,
Jane and Brian.