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5* Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah £113.40 a night HB ( £56.70 pppn ) Aug/Sep 20
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5* Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah £113.40 a night HB ( £56.70 pppn ) Aug/Sep 20

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Yes it will be hot but this particular 60+ year old pallid Lancastrian travels to the Middle East in summer a lot and has never found it particularly uncomfortable.
I have stayed in this hotel and it is very impressive and the pool is superb.
At £56.70 pppn HB it is also very cheap for a high quality, service oriented and highly rated 5* hotel. The chances of coronavirus being an issue at that time are extremely remote, especially given the high levels of UV in summer. I have used the dates 22/8 to 1/9.
Property Location
When you stay at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah in Ras Al Khaimah, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute drive of Iceland Water Park and Dreamland. This 5-star hotel is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club and 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from Umm Al Quwain Motor Racing Club.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 346 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. 42-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. When the sun is out, a round of golf or a day at the private beach are two great options for taking advantage of the fine weather. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Dining
Enjoy Middle Eastern cuisine at Marjan, one of the hotel's 9 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Visit one of the 4 bars/lounges, 2 beach bars, and 2 poolside bars for a refreshing drink. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee.
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gemniz12/03/2020 09:19

Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the …Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the situation will be in that place and time.


No but there are sensible predictions based on scientific fact. I teach biochemistry in a sixth form college and part of my degree was epidemiology.
dogpatch12/03/2020 09:34

No but there are sensible predictions based on scientific fact. I teach …No but there are sensible predictions based on scientific fact. I teach biochemistry in a sixth form college and part of my degree was epidemiology.


Well said Sir!

I do love it when someone tries to chastise someone for making a comment even though they have no clue about the subject themselves... only to realise they're talking to an expert by comparison and get put in their place.

I've only watched a Netflix documentary about Pandemics and from that alone I already realise the comment you made about coronavirus is a sound assumption, as influenza/flu viruses are seasonal.

I find it baffling that in an age where information is so readily available that people are so poorly informed!
Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the situation will be in that place and time.
gemniz12/03/2020 09:19

Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the …Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the situation will be in that place and time.


Lol calm down bro
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That said, I would be seriously tempted by a suite at £155 a night if I hadn't already booked elsewhere.

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There is also the world's longest zipline at Ras Al Khaimah.
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Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the situation will be in that place and time.
gemniz12/03/2020 09:19

Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the …Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the situation will be in that place and time.


No but there are sensible predictions based on scientific fact. I teach biochemistry in a sixth form college and part of my degree was epidemiology.
gemniz12/03/2020 09:19

Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the …Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the situation will be in that place and time.


Lol calm down bro
gemniz12/03/2020 09:19

Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the …Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the situation will be in that place and time.


I was thinking the same, I would read the small print on insurance to make sure you were covered if you need to cancel.
dogpatch12/03/2020 09:34

No but there are sensible predictions based on scientific fact. I teach …No but there are sensible predictions based on scientific fact. I teach biochemistry in a sixth form college and part of my degree was epidemiology.


Well said Sir!

I do love it when someone tries to chastise someone for making a comment even though they have no clue about the subject themselves... only to realise they're talking to an expert by comparison and get put in their place.

I've only watched a Netflix documentary about Pandemics and from that alone I already realise the comment you made about coronavirus is a sound assumption, as influenza/flu viruses are seasonal.

I find it baffling that in an age where information is so readily available that people are so poorly informed!
Kear12/03/2020 09:52

I was thinking the same, I would read the small print on insurance to make …I was thinking the same, I would read the small print on insurance to make sure you were covered if you need to cancel.


That's sensible. And also expect problems claiming from insurance depending on the exact circumstances.
I never ever understood how you're able to book holidays months in advance? Like 3 or 4 months seems so optimistic that it will be the right circumstances etc.
qal1h12/03/2020 10:09

I never ever understood how you're able to book holidays months in …I never ever understood how you're able to book holidays months in advance? Like 3 or 4 months seems so optimistic that it will be the right circumstances etc.


Planning, especially when there are only certain date ranges available to you (e.g. school holidays of 2 weeks or greater).
Might be worth adding to description which country it's in. Name suggested it was somewhere in middle East but had to Google it to find out it's UAE.
I guess geography isn't my strongest point
Edited by: "umar88" 12th Mar
umar8812/03/2020 10:18

Might be worth adding to description which country it's in. Name suggested …Might be worth adding to description which country it's in. Name suggested it was somewhere in middle East but had to Google it to find out it's UAE.I guess geography isn't my strongest point


Done the UAE already so it's off the list now. Hotel looks nice though.
umar8812/03/2020 10:18

Might be worth adding to description which country it's in. Name suggested …Might be worth adding to description which country it's in. Name suggested it was somewhere in middle East but had to Google it to find out it's UAE.I guess geography isn't my strongest point


It's about an hour up the road from Dubai
And, of course, there's the cost of return flights to add on top.
I have the conversation about booking holidays at work regularly at the moment. In the final analysis regardless of where you are going, would you want to be there is you develop symptoms after you arrive? If the answer is no then forget it.

Personally i wouldnt mind falling ill if i was in NZ, Australia, Japan and Canada. But thats it.
gemniz12/03/2020 09:19

Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the …Don't give advice about coronavirus, no one has any idea what the situation will be in that place and time.


Take a chill pill dude
Yeey! Im Coming to America! Hold on! what this isnt queens?
umar8812/03/2020 10:18

Might be worth adding to description which country it's in. Name suggested …Might be worth adding to description which country it's in. Name suggested it was somewhere in middle East but had to Google it to find out it's UAE.I guess geography isn't my strongest point


I guess geography isn't my strong point either. Isn't the UAE part of the Middle East?
I was just about to pull the trigger, checked the weather and it hits 43'c at that period! Christ
peter1969uk12/03/2020 14:15

I guess geography isn't my strong point either. Isn't the UAE part of the …I guess geography isn't my strong point either. Isn't the UAE part of the Middle East?


It is.
What I'm saying is, I had to Google it to find out where in the middle East this place was.
It's a gamble given the hysteria at the moment but if they're letting you in then you've got yourself a bargain.
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dogpatch12/03/2020 09:34

No but there are sensible predictions based on scientific fact. I teach …No but there are sensible predictions based on scientific fact. I teach biochemistry in a sixth form college and part of my degree was epidemiology.


What is so called sensible prediction? If there is, then you are saying Italy's current situation is all according to their gameplan based on their prediction. So much nonsense from the so-called chief scientific and medic adviser. If according to what they say worst case 80% people get the virus, even 10% people need to go to hospital, that's over 10,000 new patients everyday for a year. Do you think NHS can handle that amount?
klyinliu13/03/2020 07:34

What is so called sensible prediction? If there is, then you are saying …What is so called sensible prediction? If there is, then you are saying Italy's current situation is all according to their gameplan based on their prediction. So much nonsense from the so-called chief scientific and medic adviser. If according to what they say worst case 80% people get the virus, even 10% people need to go to hospital, that's over 10,000 new patients everyday for a year. Do you think NHS can handle that amount?



SARS2 is a highly infectious virus with a seemingly high basic reproduction number. It has evaded most control measures by virtue of it's long asymptomatic infectious period. That means it will peak quite quickly leaving a high proportion of the population immune. That is why epidemics always taper off. Add to that the UV suppressive effects of even a British summer and the chances of an epidemic being sustained into August September are virtually zero. THAT is a sensible prediction. Predicting it's spread in the short to medium term is more problematic which is why I, very specifically, mentioned only late summer.
I don't recall even mentioning NHS capacity?
iBird9012/03/2020 10:04

Well said Sir!I do love it when someone tries to chastise someone for …Well said Sir!I do love it when someone tries to chastise someone for making a comment even though they have no clue about the subject themselves... only to realise they're talking to an expert by comparison and get put in their place.I've only watched a Netflix documentary about Pandemics and from that alone I already realise the comment you made about coronavirus is a sound assumption, as influenza/flu viruses are seasonal.I find it baffling that in an age where information is so readily available that people are so poorly informed!


Unbelievable. I literally said 'no one knows what will happen'. Yes experts make predictions, but in the case of this novel virus, noone knows. I personally would go by the recommendations of the WHO, the experts in virus science, but because I live in the UK I am somewhat bound by what Boris Johnson and his behavioural scientists are guessing. Make your own decisions based on your own research, and I will do the same.
dogpatch13/03/2020 07:56

SARS2 is a highly infectious virus with a seemingly high basic …SARS2 is a highly infectious virus with a seemingly high basic reproduction number. It has evaded most control measures by virtue of it's long asymptomatic infectious period. That means it will peak quite quickly leaving a high proportion of the population immune. That is why epidemics always taper off. Add to that the UV suppressive effects of even a British summer and the chances of an epidemic being sustained into August September are virtually zero. THAT is a sensible prediction. Predicting it's spread in the short to medium term is more problematic which is why I, very specifically, mentioned only late summer. I don't recall even mentioning NHS capacity?


So I guess the UV suppressive factor has worked in other countries so far then?
gemniz13/03/2020 15:25

So I guess the UV suppressive factor has worked in other countries so far …So I guess the UV suppressive factor has worked in other countries so far then?


We are in the northern hemisphere, it is still winter.
dogpatch13/03/2020 16:08

We are in the northern hemisphere, it is still winter.



I'm aware of that. How about other countries which are already enjoying temperature and humidity comparable to UK summer? Or is the UK special somehow? Also, are you aware that there is more than 1 strain of COVID-19 already, and that we have never achieved herd immunity to any illnesses (such as influenza), without mass vaccination?
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