|Our deck and view of the Arabian Sea|
Getting There. . .
|Our flight from Athens to Abu Dhabi|
|Arriving in Abu Dhabi we took a bus to the gate|
The aircraft, an Airbus 320 had comfortable seating in the economy section. The meal (no extra cost) was one of the best we’ve had on an airline in a long time. I chose the chicken – very tender and moist.
|My meal - Etihad Airlines|
|Movies and television shows were available on individual screens|
Arriving Abu DhabiEntering the Emirate was simple, there were no lines at immigration. They took a photo of us as part of the entry process – slick, smooth and easy. And yes, everyone speaks English!
We had received -- several weeks prior to our departure -- a letter from the cruise line and one from the travel agency where we had booked the cruise warning us about bringing drugs – the prescription kind – into the UAE. They are strict and e prescription drugs have a protocol set out for review and approval. We were nervous that our over-the-counter vitamins and cholesterol drugs might raise eyebrows so I had them in original containers in the carryon bag and brought only the number of pills we will consume while traveling . . .and no one even mentioned drugs!!
|Marriott downtown Abu Dhabi|
|Our Junior Suite - bigger than The Stone House on the Hill|
|A room with a view - Marriott Abu Dhabi|
|Grand Mosque - Abu Dhabi|
We are linking up this week with:
hrough My Lens
Our World Tuesday
Best of Weekend