Wednesday, March 12, 2008

What to Pack!

If you have any tight connections, particularly in London or Frankfurt, 1 1/2 hours or less, then I would put your essentials in your carry on - including bathing suit! If your checked luggage doesn't make it with you, it should be there the next day and we can pick it up at the airport.

Pack the usual stuff, but here are some tips for clothing. When we are 'out and about' you will generally be wearing long pants or skirts well-below the knee. It will be warm to hot, so the lighter the better - don't just pack denims! A couple light, long sleeved shirts for both guys and girls will be very useful for cover up. A scarf/pajmina is very useful to cover up when necessary. A good suggestion is to buy one there as they are cheap, authentic, and beautiful. Even the guys may want to pick one up for anyone wanting to do the day trip to the desert to keep sand, sun and wind at bay - a la Lawrence of Arabia. It can get very cool in the desert so defnitely take a sweater or two. There are no issues with footwear otherwise. Sandals etc are fine. Toes aren't offensive.

If you plan on going to the Burj Al Arab for tea, take something NOT casual. A skirt and blouse for gals is fine and khakis etc and a shirt for guys is fine. You shouldn't wear sneaks, but even nice sandals will do. Worst comes to worst we can go on a shop for some nice, cheap shoes etc. It's not formal, but not casual. Think protestant church!

Still take your summery shorts, t-shirts etc as around the villa and Wild Wadi anything goes.


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Anonymous said...

You should also definitely take a converter and adapter to charge all your electronic equipment. I will have one, but that may not be enough. If you do take one, just make sure you have the right adapter for MIDDLE EAST.


Ash said...

The outlets there take the two flat prongs, eh - same as UK? Like ours but side to side instead of up and down?