Of the 7 emirates of the UAE, we ended up driving through 6!
It was crazy, tiring and a lot of fun!
There were 10 of us, including one 6 month old baby girl who was the cutest thing ever!
I was the fairy godmom who bestowed her with wishes of travel around the globe, so it was quite fetching that I was part of her first road trip! :D
And mannn! What a road trip it was!
The initial idea was to drive to Ras Al khaimah. This would take us through Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain. We lunched at the Al Waha restaurant at the Banyan Tree, where I met the most friendliest staff ever! I have not seen such genuine smiles on hotel staff ever before! Quite commendable! Wonder how they keep their staff so happy! Maybe it's pot! ;o)
We got back to dxb around 8pm and then suddenly someone had this crazy idea to drive to Abu Dhabi.
And the rest of the crazy gang agreed. Thought it'd be great fun to lunch at RAK and sup in Abu Dhabi. So off we went in the opposite direction. I got back home at 2:30 in the morning and was obviously, exhauuuusted!
I slept till noon and have been pottering around the house since, doing laundry, reading the paper, watering the plants and browsing blogs and whatnot. It feels good to just stay in and relax once in a while.
And after the emotionally, financially and physically exhausting Delhi and Kerala trips and this crazy road trip... I'm looking forward to a little peace and quiet.
Although, I have a baby shower to plan for Friday, and have another road trip to Fujairah ( the only emirate in the uae that we missed out on) that we intend to do a couple of weeks later.
Not to mention work!
I guess some people are just not cut out for peace and quiet!