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Destination: RAK Glamping by the beach

 

RAK stands for Ras Al Khaimah. It’s one of the 7 Emirates of the UAE 🇦🇪. DUBAI is the most known Emirates but actually the capital is Abu Dhabi. RAK is one of a kind destination that perhaps not many of you know what or where it is.  Here is the LINK for you to browse about this part of the Emirates.

I had an older post on this LINK at our first time to this place, so please check this out to know more. For now… it’s about our last escapades outside Abu Dhabi before we go back home to New Zealand 🇳🇿 after living here for more than 3 long years without going on holiday back to our home Country.

We bought a family “glamping” package thru a Groupon website as mentioned by our family friend and seeing they cater to your needs complete with mattresses and other necessities inside of your chosen type of tent, we didn’t hesitate though hubby worry a bit about his back (he got some extra pillows though).  This is our first time being in a tent considering we live in Nz famous for hiking, beach and yes camping.  It’s a long story why. Anyway, the staffs we’re all attentive and glad that it surprised us that we didn’t have any problem or complaint at all throughout the 2 days we we’re there. We just enjoyed our family bonding with friends and used their facilities and free activities for kids.

 

Dining tables as per guest number, vinneve foto

 

Dinner (cooked meats & grilled seafoods) and breakfast with unlimited drinks were included and yes free alcoholic drinks from 7-10pm. Some people are so happy about it. We are a casual drinker so we don’t have to binged. We appreciated that we don’t have to worry about our kid asking for sweets or even popcorn as it’s also provided at the open air cinema as well as marshmallows for the many bonfires provided whether for everyone to use or for relaxing sitting beside with your friends or family chatting what to do in the morning.  My boy went crab hunting and swimming at the beach. He can do kayaking or paddle boarding but in a lake or around mangroves not in an open sea though there’s some lifeguard there… still I’m a bit protective alright. Adults were the ones eager to use it including jet skiing and so much more.

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Above water obstacle course should be on the water but because it’s a bit windy so it’s safer that the kids play on this on the land.

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They have petting zoo as well as per schedule only. Swimming pool is fun for kiddos especially the small ones.  They have another pool for all to enjoy.

RAK Longbeach campground is really a good place for family who want to experience catered camping.  We leave with good memories.  Cheers!!

Camera Lucida – The Sign

This is in response to the Week #9 Camera Lucida – Photo Challenge.

Pinnacles

Pinnacles

Synonyms suggested Pinnacles means a tower (spire, steeple, belfry) or an apex (summit, crest, climax, zenith).

July last year we are admiring this wonderful desert sculptures which sit in North of Perth, Australia.  We drive for at least 3 hours straight along the stretch of Indian Ocean Drive to come up in Nambung National Park just to see this incredible landscape.  First time I have seen a limestones pillars and so many of them!  Some good photographers can make this landscape looks like in an alien world, though the travel agent recommends you spending time here up to sunset for more photo ops.  I do not want to be here at night it looks eerie and to top it all… this place was under the sea million years ago!

Pinnacles

That was the time when we all thought we are going to live in Perth which I come to love!  Which has a vibrant City, very good public transportation, lots of big parks nearby, warm, sun, beach (snakes, sharks, crocodile, spiders, hey this is normal but don’t worry it is not everywhere so mind where you walk or swim) you name it!  As my husband already works there for quite some time and we just managed to go back and forth from Auckland to Perth (7 hrs flight direct AirNZ or Qantas) and vice versa whenever we can.

Little did  we know it ain’t gonna happen!  that we will live in another type of desert which is in UAE.

Well… fast forward out of the blue a call came, a job offer that is hard to resists full family package etc. Yep! here we are!

This is a SIGN (pun intended) that I think connects to my photo in mind would you agree?

It’s a coincidence of ideal conditions… by Christopher W. Landsea”