Ras Al Khaimah - Visit to new school and new home
Trip Start May 27, 2009
10Trip End Aug 24, 2009
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Flight seemed to take a long time, but only arfound 40% full, so plenty of extra seats to spread out across to get a nights sleep.....we thought! Not much sleep though, but enough, just! We hired a car to drive upto Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), our new home. By sheer luck, we managed to avoid the cars coming from all directions and find our way onto the Emirates road....70km of desert and camels and after a while we found RAK. 10am and approaching 50degrees C, we stopped off at Manar Mall to buy water!
After a bit of circling, we found our new school, shown around the place, met the staff and was taken on the guided tour of the city by our head, who's a bit of a character! Our new apartment isn't fully built yet, but in sandals and armed with a torch, we had a look inside. Nice and posh with marble floors throughout and views of either the Arabian Gulf or the creek and the Hilton Beach Resort...which we'll be spending much of our time! We're both looking forward to starting there now and are much happier now we know what we're letting ourselves in for!