Through Michael’s work, a Dhow Cruise was planned along swimming off of Al-Safliya Island.
The weather was perfect! We drove to the Corniche, found a parking spot and were off to find our boat for an afternoon of fun.
Banana Island Resort Terminal
At the entrance of the marina is the terminal to the Banana Island Resort. Catamarans take passengers to this luxury getaway on its own island!
Walking through the marina we admired the craftsmanship of a few Dhow boats.
Here is a view from the top deck of the Dhow looking back over the Marina and the sea of docked Dhow boats.
Dhow Boats Cruise
Dropping the Hook
After a lovely boat ride we arrived at Al Safliya Island. The boat found its place and dropped anchor (the hook!). There were many boats at the island. Some for leisure and others for absolute partying!
Swimming in the Persian Gulf
I overcame a fear! I actually jumped into the sea, into deep open ocean to swim! I grew up with the irrational fear of sharks as a result of the movie Jaws. At times, I was actually the only one swimming in the water, leaving me the only target for sharks. 😉
Sunset Over West Bay
After a yummy buffet dinner and conversation with fellow boaters, it was time to watch the sun set over the city…..
City Lights of West Bay
As day turned to night we started back to the marina…..enjoying the city lights of West Bay!
Back on Land
Banana Island Terminal in its evening attire!
We had a wonderful day on the water! Next stop – the souq!!!
Click here to read our evening at Souq Waqif.