The food there was definitely above average of your usual toursity quality, although it is not cheap, and can have some improvement. Staff are wonderful and friendly. The story telling was interesting, although if you speak standard Arabic, or English, you would still understand nothing from the haj, and it can go longer than what one who doesn't understand what is going on would enjoy. The English apprentices are not strictly translating the story of the haj, but telling a story in English that is in the same line of the stories (traditional stories). Choices of stories can definitely be improved as well, as some do not translate well in English as it is a play in words in Arabic, and it is even worse through some of the apprentice's limited English. Some other apprentices are definitely picking the art better, but the best performance we have seen that night was through an English lady, but she had some experience in theater so it was all top standards. All in all brilliant place, definitely recommend, but be careful with timing, as we were told twice (called earlier on the day and when we reached there) that it was going to start at 6pm, and we kept waiting for 1.5hrs before it started as we arrived at 530pm, and there is just certain amount of orange juice and tea one can consume!!!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.