Following on from my post about our wedding anniversary, I thought I would share a few photos from out weekend away. Hubby had a few extra days off work for half term and we wanted to make the most of it by exploring a little outside of Dubai.
We started with a night in a hotel in Ras Al Khaima, the Hilton Double Tree. The hotel was lovely and eat for a relaxing time by the pool or beach. Hubby was feeling a little under the weather so we didn't do much here, just floating around the pool, reading the kindle and playing in the sand for William.
The following day, we drove on up to Oman to a town called Khasab. There was quite a bit of faffing about at the border but once through, the drive around the coast was just beautiful. The winding road took us up and down the mountains, scenery very different from Dubai!
We checked into our hotel, Antana hotel Khasab, where we were given a free room upgrade to a sea view. And what a sea view it was! It was truly breathtaking! The mountains were towering above on the left hand side but the rest was pure brilliant blue sea!
The hotel was lovely, kind of old fashioned but in a nice way. The staff were brilliant, room was simple and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and booked us an all day boat trip around the Musandam for the next day.
We spent most of the day cruising around the beautiful mountainous coast of the musandam, stopping a few times to swim with the fish and do some snorkelling. We saw Dolphins that were finding great delight in swimming alongside our boat. William really impressed us with his bravery when jumping into the sea and snorkelling with us. He was so excited seeing the scholes of fish beneath him, squealing with excitement! Hubby loved diving in to the refreshing sea too!
We had some tasty lunch and snacks and enjoyed the sunshine and warm winds.