Just landed in Abu Dhabi and we are going straight to Al Ruwais. Al Ruwais, is a worker’s town where there is oil refinery, Nuclear plant and more. We mainly stayed at Al Ruwais to visit my dad for a week to hang out with him since I haven’t seen him in like 6 years can you believe that? I love that place it is a small city with one shopping mall not too big but there’s all the commodities that you need and there’s beaches too! I would say it is not a tourist area and there is nothing much really to do there but, one thing I love about that place is the people, the locals.
They are so nice, friendly and hospitable. I tell you what I learned from our UAE trip, when you say muslim country you think of terrorism and not being safe right? well I am wrong! it is the safest place i’ve ever been to and they are so nice and very respectful and the place is very clean even the parks! it is the nicest parks i’ve ever seen including their bathrooms. One thing I learned about their culture is that they respect women by means our first night we went to LuLu’s (shopping mall) we went in the bus and there is a guy seating in front of us when we all sat down the bus driver told the guy to move in the back where all men’s sit at and I was like that’s weird because here in America we be pissed off lol! telling us to move?! haha! well I guess in their culture if you are not married or together with the girl you are not supposed to be seating together and one thing too is that no public display of affection(PDA) they forbid that and also no wearing shorts shorts or daring clothes or else you can get ticket for that sooo if you want your vacation to be memorable in UAE wear decent clothes. ok! back to our topic, They are religious you go anywhere in UAE there you will find prayer room next to the bathroom but it is not like in America or else where Men’s and Women’s bathroom are next to each other in UAE it is located in it’s opposite building.
We went to Danat Jebel Dhanna resort for dinner, it is a five star hotel the food was amazing! the hotel is so pretty with an opulent painting above the ceiling. Our week is over and we are heading to Dubai which is five hours from AL Ruwais it is a bitter sweet feeling because I love the place even if there is not much of things to do but mainly is to spend time with my Dad and that is the more important thing and we get to learn the real Arabic side which is the locals. alright guys on to the next blog about Dubai!! yay!!! we are soooo excited!!! haha! until my next blog talk to you guys later. xo-Rizelle