Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Eid ul Fitr-Day 2, Part 1

Asalamu alaikum,

So for day 2 Tariq and his brother had a plan. Khasab in Musandam. We packed up overnight bags, sleeping bags, fishing gear, another pulao dish(chickpeas, easier to eat on the go), marinated chicken, a grill, dishes, spices, and anything we might need for a two or three day camping trip. We gathered all the passports, and packed all that stuff, along with eleven people into the van. My brother in law had received a GPS and an Ipad from his job(hard work bonus!), so he entered in the coordinates, and off we went.

On the way we stopped at a gas station to fill up the tank, and I prayed inside the little masjid(just about every gas station not in the cities has a little attached prayer area, with a section for men and one for women, I love this).

Ladies section, gas station masjid, somewhere outside Dubai.
Inside, pretty blue carpet.

I liked it so much here is an up close picture. Pretty pretty.

Driving on we saw Dubai, from a distance.

We saw a lot of sand, camels too, unfortunately no pictures.

We even saw Sheik Zayed, on at least three or four cars.

We drove on to the border point, and we hit a snag. One person's residence visa had expired the day before. So if we left, they couldn't come back. We left the border, and went to a local masjid to wash up and pray zuhr.

The masjid was right on the edge of the water!

Ladies side of the Masjid by the water.

Another pretty rug.

We decided to try to find a park to eat lunch and then figure out what to do. Brother in law's Ipad came in handy, we surfed around a bit and found a local park.

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