We took Air Arabia as they offered a superb deal on flight + hotel, so we had to travel from Dubai to Sharjah. Travel time is not bad at all, except that the cost is a bit more steep as there’s a surcharge into Sharjah. I had very little or low expectations of Sharjah Airport as my officemate said it was not great, but I actually liked it! It’s one of those old airports that due to the size and age, it’s a breeze to get in and out. No frills - just how I like it.
They even have a playground which was clean and had a lot of options for kids. For a parent, that was a super plus point.
Landed in Georgia!
The adventure begins from here. It has been a stressful couple of weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak 😷 (and ‘normal’ workload stress after that) so this was a much needed getaway. From a 19degree winter in Dubai to a 4degree winter in Georgia🥶
We chose this hotel based on the photos. It was one of the higher end hotels in the AirArabia package but with age and family, we are a little bit more conscious. It is as instagrammable in person as it looks in photos. I think perhaps in that sense this is a better choice for millenial single or group travelers. For a family, it would have worked better if we had a bigger or a double room rather than a combined twin bed. Cant be choosy - much as we got the flight + hotel at a steal.
Meanwhile, Just how hospitable are Georgians? A red bottle of wine for my husband and I (each) was handed to us by the Immigration officer just as we were stamped and heading out. talk about creating good first impression! we were impressed indeed :)
I thought this structure looked very interesting - haven’t seen anything like it yet. It certainly catches your attention. I think this is one of Georgia’s charm. It has modernities introduced in subtle ways. It has old charm and structure from cultures past though it has bits of modern pieces as well. It was only on our last day that we found out this was actually the headquarters of the Bank of Georgia.
We were able to go back to the hotel quite early after our trip to the City of Love so we decided to go around the city. There’s a cable car that can take you to the top to where Narikala Fortress stands proud. Take the cable car - This is a must do! it only cost about 6 Lari per person for a round trip ticket and for this price, you get this amazing view of the city.