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Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Did you see the plane?
(One stretch of Abu Dhabi’s enchanting desert, on our way to Yas Island. Did you see the plane?)

We decided to have a quick getaway last weekend to get a much deserved breather. We thought that Yas Rotana would be so quiet since the grand prix (Formula 1) is still months away. But it was reasonably jovial, just the way we needed.

Yas Rotana lobby

Yas Rotana

Yas Rotana's ipil ipil :)

View from 7th floor of Yas Rotana

Choices resto, Yas Rotana

Plane over Aquarius pool bar. Yas Rotana

Aquarius pool bar, Yas Rotana

Oriental mixed grill for dinner

Oriental mix grill is highly recommended.

Nachos

Got 2 free tickets to Ferrari World

And guess what? Our package included free tickets to Ferrari World, currently the world’s largest indoor themed park and houses¬†Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster (as if I can manage the scare heeheee, dream on). We are looking forward to our visit, anyway.

(Thanks to those who participated in my blog anniversary and birthday giveaway. It is still open until 17th of July.)

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16 Responses to “Yas Rotana”

we all need a little get away to recharge our batteries. i love the tweaking you put on your images. what software did you use?

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witsandnuts Reply:

I used Instagram. :)

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July 11th, 2011

weehh! swimming time. buti ka pa nakapag unwind na jan.

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July 11th, 2011

ang ganda….mukhang sulit! at may free tickets pa to ferrari world! naririnig ko lang yan sa radyo dito eh! he he!

di pa pala ako nakakacomment sa giveaway mo! i must have wanted to think it over muna at nakalimutan ko na! he he! thanks for the reminder!

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July 11th, 2011

nice place and good deal kasi may kasamang ticket sa ferrari world.

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July 12th, 2011

i usually favor white sheets on bed whenever we sleep outside our own rooms (hotels,etc) but that all-dark-blue bed on your photo is so appealing to me.

you got a nice package there, jo!

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July 12th, 2011

the 5th photo is my favorite. i really want to see middle east.

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July 12th, 2011

Jo, I’m back to let you know that you won one of the postcard packages I’m giving away.

Please send me your mailing address.

http://calrat.blogspot.com/2011/07/and-postcards-go-to.html?showComment=1310492502024#c4806843012202600541

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July 12th, 2011

hello, wits and nuts,

wow! the place and the pics look wonderful. parang ang sarap sumama sa mga lakad nyo, hehe…

kumusta po? :)

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July 14th, 2011

curious ako sa oriental mix grill. parang laging naiisip ko pag “oriental” eh it’s an endangered species i’m eating. :P haha!

glad you had a break and i like the instagram pics. i usually use GIMP or go to rollip.com pag tinatamad mag-tweak. :)

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July 15th, 2011

.. it’s a beautiful hotel, wits. :)

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July 17th, 2011

That’s a lovely place. It’s nice to take time to relax and unwind. The hotel looks very nice and the food looks tempting.

Ferrari World must be a very interesting place to visit.

I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you more happiness in life. Stay happy.

Sorry I put aside blogging for a while but I plan to make a come back. :) Take care.

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July 19th, 2011

I’ve heard and seen pictures of Yas Rotana from my friends who are UAE-based. It’s indeed a nice place.

Too bad I missed your giveaway. I just came back from a short Manila trip din kase.

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July 19th, 2011

so this is how a Rotana hotel looks like…

We used to live infront of the Jumeirah Rotana Hotel in 2007 but never made it inside coz no money hahaha. the villa we were staying was merely 7 meters away from their front door.

you got a great package there with your Free Ferrari Tickets!! can’t wait for your review =)

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July 20th, 2011

As the old cliche goes, “Better late than never”…Happy Birthday! No doubt you had a blast! The hotel was lovely. The pool area looks like a nice place to just chill and relax.

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July 30th, 2011

[...] We timed our visit to Ferrari World before the F1 (Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) last year. It is normally packed during the race week and on the days there is no occasion, the visitors are a mix of tourists, residents coming as group to address the challenge of adrenaline rush and/or fancy for cars, and holders of complimentary vouchers linked from a Yas Island hotel stay. [...]

March 3rd, 2012