It seems like a lot of people are born on November, me included. I already know 4 people who shares my birthdate and most of my friends & family members have birthdays on November. When I got assigned in the current hospital I am working, there 3 other nurses who have birthdays on November and 2 of them near my birthday. Last year, the 3 of us celebrated our birthday together but this year, the other nurse moved to UK to join her husband. So it is just Olive and I that will do a double birthday celebration.
We were thinking where we will hold our double celebration. We toss a few ideas and my hubby suggested how about Jebel Sifah. Our family has been there twice already and we really love the place. We are thinking that my coworkers would love to check out the beautiful relaxing atmosphere of Jebel Sifah.
Half of the gang headed there earlier while our family & two nurses who rode with us in our car, followed after we fetched our two elder boys from school. We drove to Muscat and had a stopover at Jollibee Al Khuwair for lunch.
By around 2:30 PM, we were at Jebel Sifah. We took the two nurses to their Airbnb unit they rented. It is such a perfect place to relax and hold a party. It is called Nomad Tours Marina Apartment if you want to check it in booking apps. You can check this unit in Airbnb here. It is a duplex 2-bedroom apartment and 2 bathrooms. It has a wonderful views of the marina. They have a terrace with a gazebo, kitchenette, bamboo bar, large dining table and BBQ area. It is nearby the store too.
After a little tour of their rented apartment, we headed to Sifawy Boutique Hotel to check in. The check in process took longer that our previous visit. We missed the nice efficient Filipina who received us before. She was fast, accommodating and efficient upon checking us in. When we finally got into our room, we did our new family tradition: taking a family photo on the bed of the hotel we are staying, thanks to my new handy bluetooth phone camera clicker and tripod. The room we got was a King Bed Room overlooking the pool unlike the Suite that we got before. But I do prefer this room rather than the suite. The suite is too uncomfortably spacious for my liking with not so comfy furnishing. This room was more cozy with bigger bed because in the suite, we only have a queen-size bed. We also have a balcony with table and chairs. The bathroom have a nice shower head with abundant hot water.
We been to Jebel Sifah twice already and stayed in Sifawy Boutique Hotel once. We didn’t know the hotel have this kid corner amenities near the pool area: a room with a TV, a slide, a cart full of toys, playhouse and a toy ride.
After fixing our stuff, we headed to the pool to swim. The kids jumped in the pool while hubby & I chickened out from swimming because the pool was too cold. Instead my hubby got a bucket of beer to drink poolside while I lie down the pool lounge chairs wrapped in the warm fresh pool towels the hotel provided. Around 5:30PM, we headed to the beach to meet up with the gang. We hang out at The Bank Beach Club for a bit of photo op. Then we said we will clean up and meet up at the apartment for the dinner party.
We changed from wet clothes and spruce up a bit before heading to the apartment. There were a lot of foods! We have Pancit Malabon, Chopsuey, Embutido, Bake Sushi and Lumpia. There was even a sweet corner with chocolates, candies, marshmallow and 4 cakes!
We were so full from all the yummy food. We even had a hula hoop contest. Haha! By around 10 to 11 PM, the kids, my hubby and I were so sleepy already for waking up to early for kids school that we decided to call it a night and say our goodbyes. We went back to the hotel and in a few minutes, hubby & Naj were fast asleep. Then Howell, Zeke and I eventually slept too.
Next morning, we had a morning visit from the nurses in our hotel. They wanted to check out our room. After a quick photo op in our hotel balcony, they continued in exploring Jebel Sifah. When they left, we ate our takeaway food from the party for our breakfast. We, then, headed out to the beach because J promised the kids that he will help them find nice shells to take home.
The kids were so happy to find some lovely shells. We walked around for a bit more under the blazing sun. We even bumped into Olive and Delia who were taking lovely photos of each other
We were all sweaty and slight tanned from the sun after our walk. We went back to our hotel to shower and fix our stuff for check out.
It is always wonderful visiting Jebel Sifah. Until next time! I am sure we will visit again soon….