|Sharjah residents in the dark|
Luxury hotels and hotel apartments in Sharjah say they have not yet been affected by the electricity disruption.
“We are lucky to be located in a prime location,” said a reservation executive at the Radisson hotel in Sharjah.
The disruption has mainly affected those in the industrial and certain residential areas.
“Its good to be hotel guests in these circumstances,” said another official of Corniche al Bahra, until recently known as Millenium Hotel.
The Coral Beach Resort said they experienced a minor disruption in supply last week.
“But it did not last long. We have equipped with generators as an alternate arrangement,” said one of the hotel staff.
Most hotels however added that they are prepared to handle the situation in case of a possible blackout.
“As long as the disruption is limited to a few hours we will be able to handle it. But if it goes on for more than a day, even our back up arrangements will not be able to handle the situation,” the Radisson staff added.
Meanwhile some residents said they have already made arrangements for a sleepover at their friends and relatives homes in other emirates such as Dubai and Sharjah.
Sooraj Kumar who works for a pharmaceutical company and lives in Al Khan said he has already spoken to his friend living in Discovery Gardens.
“We have not had electricity for the last four hours and my wife and parents have all gone out to a mall for shopping,” said Kumar.
A few interesting options for Sharjah residents to beat the heat.
Knock on your friends/relatives’ door in Dubai or Ajman.
Pick up your tents and drive off to the beach in Fujeirah.
Booking a hotel apartment in Sharjah, Ajman or Dubai can cost you anywhere between Dh150-500
Go on a long drive all the way to Oman and back.
Kanzaman Café in Diving Village at Shindagah is open till 5am. Or just drive in to a 24 hour Mc Donnalds or shop in at one of the 24/7 supermarkets.
Spend the night in one of the air-conditioned bus stop in Dubai.