Unlike the past years, we didn’t have any party or “big” celebration for Sophie’s 3rd birthday this year. I simply took the day off to take her for a date at Dubai Mall; and then in the evening when Hubby got off work, our family had dinner at TGIFriday’s (more about this in a separate post, I promise). However, we were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend the weekend after her birthday at Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, so this treat was simply perfect timing.
Our stay was for the first 3 days of October, from Thursday to Saturday. Naturally, being the last day of the workweek and the building that caught fire that afternoon, we expected to arrive at the resort pretty late because of the traffic, and yes, we did. However, we did manage to avoid most of the main roads that had really heavy traffic. Caila and Sophie both fell asleep on the way, but as soon as we arrived and I told them we had finally reached the “nice, nice house,” they became all excited and re-energized.
|Lovely view opposite Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah|
Check-in was a breeze; however, we had to wait a few minutes for them to “make sure that the room and everything in it was ready.” No problems with that, though. It gave us time to look around a bit.
Pretty soon, the lady at the Reception told us we could go up, and seeing that the hotel trolley still had some space, Caila enthusiastically climbed on for a ride, much to the amusement of the bellboy
|fruits and cereals|
|breads and pastries|
|Some of the hot menu items that were available: fried rice, corned beef, sausages, waffles|
|About to enjoy her rich cup of hot chocolate|
|One of the two children's pools|
|One of the two big pools|
|Having fun with the fish sculptures near the other children's pool|
|Full view of Children's Pool #2|
|Partial view of the other big pool|
And then we went back to our room to change…and then went back down to the pools again for some fun in the water. All the girls wanted to do was swim. Even though they were practically shivering from staying too long, they still didn’t want to get out.
|Look at Sophie and you'll see what I mean. After this picture, we went out immediately.|
|image from the hotel's Facebook page|
|Freshly baked bread that we consumed almost immediately|
|Their Caesar salad with Grilled Chicken was delicious!|
|Spaghetti Carbonara, which the girls ate and ate and ate|
|Oriental Mixed Grill|
Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah
Corniche Road, Sharjah, UAE
We stayed as guests of Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah, but all words and opinions are my own.