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Holidaying in Muscat Oman

Still on the Middle East mini tour, after spending a week in Dubai, we went off to spend a weekend in Muscat, Oman. We have friends over there, so it was nice to catch up and explore the lovely city. Muscat is a beautiful conservative city. It is nothing as fancy as Dubai, but it is worth a visit if you are around the area.

 

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We stayed over at Raddison Blu hotel, which was fab. We were hardly ever in the hotel because we were too busy trying to see the entire city in 48 hours, but the room was dead comfy when we needed it.

Muscat was very warm, it was over 38 degrees most of the time, but not as warm as Dubai. The kids had an amazing time. We visited many child friendly parks, one of them being Funtazmo in Oman Avenues Mall. It is the largest indoor family amusement centre in Oman. There were all sorts of games and rides, to keep the adults and children busy. We had a lovely time there.

 

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It was 1 ride after the other for us. There was no dull moment here at Funtazmo, the kiddies didn’t want to leave. I even got on a few rides myself, screaming my lungs out as usual!

 

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After spending a few hours here at the mall, we visited a few other shopping malls, markets, restaurants and the famous Al Qurum Natural Park (all in 48 hours). We visited the park at night, and got on even more rides with the kids. It was an amazing experience I would never forget.

I was too busy with the rides to remember to take some photos at the Al Qurum Natural Park, but the memories will stay with me forever!

Have you visited Muscat in Oman? Do you have any summer holidays planned? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.

 

 

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Holidaying in Dubai

I am back from our Middle East mini tour. We visited Dubai and Oman, and we had an amazing time. I am still recovering from the excitement, trying to get back into the swing of things. I came back to a mountain of work, hundreds of emails, and the works, and I still have a suitcase to unpack (my least favourite job in the world), but I have decided to do that some other time. Right now, I need to blog!

 

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I will be telling you more about our visit to Muscat, Oman, in my next travel lifestyle post, but for now, it is all about the beautiful cosmopolitan city of Dubai. This is my third time visiting the amazing country, and I am so in love with it. There is always something to do, something new to look forward to. Dubai is full of excitement and screams luxury.

Although, the weather was boiling hot at over 40 degrees while we were holidaying, we still managed to have a good time, with plenty of water, suncream and sunhats! It is a summer holiday to remember forever!

We spent most of our days exploring the Jumeirah Beach Resort. We stayed over at DoubleTree Hilton Jumeriah Beach, and it came with a private beach, which we visited almost everyday.

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The kids had a blast splashing in the amazing cool kids swimming pool and they also made the most of the beach with their sand castle toys. It was a perfect summer vacation for the family; a holiday I would never forget.

I have been busy sharing snaps from Holiday on my social media platforms, so free feel to play catch on them, and let me know what you think.

 

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It was a relaxing break, that was urgently needed. And now I feel ready to take on the rest of the year. I am looking forward to my next Dubai trip. Hopefully, I won’t have to wait too long.

 

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Where are you off to this summer? Anywhere exciting? Please do share your summer holiday plans in the comment section below. I am extremely nosy!

 

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Dubai Summer Holiday

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, then you would know I am currently in Dubai with the family for a summer vacation. We got here some days ago. It has been lovely so far. We have a huge apartment to ourselves at the lovely DoubleTree by Hilton Jumeirah Beach, with an amazing view and a private beach! I couldn’t ask for anything more. It is a perfect home away from home with huge rooms, a washing machine, massive fridge/freezer, kitchen, everything!

 

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Coming from good old Cheshire, with the summer weather reaching a maximum of 30 degrees on a good hot day, Dubai’s weather reaching above 40 degrees is something. It is a good change from what we are used to so we are trying to make the most of it.

I am planning to hit the beach later today with kiddies and have been sorting out my swimwear essentials. ย I did a lot of holiday shopping before we took off, so we could come prepared. I rarely have the opportunity to rock a good bikini in a 40 degrees weather, so I went all out shopping for some luxury ladies swimwearย and some other summer beach holiday essentials.

 

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I shopped Fat Face for the first time, and I got the hat and slippers, which have been so useful. I also got some last-minute suncream at a Boots shop because I forgot to carry mine.

I love Dubai so much. This is my third time visiting this amazing country, I was here last December for Christmas, and I know I would be visiting again. It is one of those countries you just don’t get tired of, for me anyway.

We will be visiting another country in the Middle East in the next few days before heading home, so it is going to be a chilled but busy week. I will be posting as regular as I can but the timing may be a little different, so look out.

Any plans for the summer? Have you visited Dubai before?

 

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