This is a fresh and previously un-published trip exclusive to weekenduae.com
This trip will take us west of Abu Dhabi, where rare open beaches compete with industrial installations, palatial weekend residences, five-star beach resorts, and ferry ports to the islands of Sir Bani Yas and Delma.
You will need a fast and very safe car to make this trip and arrive/return in a good mood, as the highway heading west from Abu Dhabi is the long stretch for trucks towards the Saudi border. Everybody is in a hurry, and anything goes – so make sure you stay alert at all times.
The Mercedes CLS 500 was bred to tackle these roads, and it flew us there and back first class. I watched SUVs struggle with the uneven tarmac, trying to keep up or pass us, yet in the Mercedes we were barely approaching a comfortable cruising speed. We cut through the air like a razor, while they huffed and puffed and fought the road.
If you were in the market for a top-of-the-line luxury vehicle, of the twin-turbo-charged V8 kind, then I would definitely suggest you visit the Mercedes dealerships (in UAE, there are separate ones by region: Mercedes Abu Dhabi and Mercedes Dubai) – you will find it one of the most advanced cars in terms of technological features.
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At destination, we enjoyed a relaxing weekend at the Danat Jebel Dhanna Beach Resort. Every so often, especially in the heat of UAE summer, a bit of luxury and pampering is called for. And besides the idyllic beach and fancy resort facilities, the buffet served up during our stay was phenomenal! One of the best I’ve experienced in 13 years in the UAE.
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Once downloaded, you can import the file into your GPS device by using GPSbabel to convert it to a format your GPS device likes, and then take it on the road with you; or double-click that file and it will open automatically in Google Earth if you have that installed (all adventurers should! Google Earth).
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