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Al Raha Beach Resort, Abu Dhabi

Catherine loves to celebrate the end of a school year. She suggested we stay the night in Abu Dhabi after visiting a museum (see separate post).

We booked into the Al Raha Beach Resort for a night.

We booked a standard room for £140 including a big buffet breakfast – and got upgraded to one of the 4 suites in the hotel at no extra cost!

The room rate is £1,000 a night, so we were thrilled!

Here are shots of the room, then shots of our time there…

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Click for 13 more photos of our stay…

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We stepped out onto the balcony…

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and saw the Foamalicious (really!) party below, which started at noon. It was adults-only admission, so we didn’t join in the fun!…

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We loved the pool…

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I love capturing splashing water…

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On the beach, with the backdrop of the amazing ‘Digestive biscuit’ as Catherine calls it…

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Toby relaxes by reading a book called H.I.V.E. on the Kindle…

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We had a lovely stay!