Tag Archives: United Arab Emirates
Dubai Under Construction - A City Built for Record-breaking Superlatives.

Dubai Under Construction

So much has been said about Dubai, a city of superlatives—best, first, largest, highest and tallest. It’s a city of rising skyscrapers and by the look of it, there’s no limit. They have the tallest building in the world, the highest residential tower in the world, the largest mall in the world, etc…  The city […]

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Souk Madinat in Dubai is designed like a little Arabian town.

Souk Madinat in Dubai – A Little Arabian Town

Souk Madinat in Dubai is a built like a little Arabian town, a clean version of a town. Don’t be intimidated by it’s grand entrance, fort-like walls and detailed arches. They’re designed to make you feel that you’re in a different realm in the Middle East. And once you step inside, you’ll forget the world […]

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Burj Al-Arab Dubai.

Burj Al Arab Dubai is Not a Seven-Star Hotel

Burj Al Arab Dubai is not a certified seven-star hotel in the world. You read the title right. No one ever rated it as such. In fact, its website doesn’t boast itself as “the only seven star hotel in the world.” No, they don’t use that, too, in their advertising anywhere. Also, the hotel doesn’t rate […]

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vFormula Rossa is the world's fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World, Yas sland, Abu Dhabi.

Things to do at Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World is awesome when you’re with someone or group of friends. My brother had to eke out a living—so I was left alone to do all those crazy, heart-stopping rides. However, he got me a 50% discount because he knew some people working there. But, even if it was half the price, I spent […]

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Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Heritage Village that Doesn’t Have Much Heritage

The Heritage Village in Abu Dhabi is something you might expect that has a lot of heritage for you to be acquainted much about the United Arab Emirates. It failed to impress me. However, I’m not that wholly disappointed at all. The beachside where people go to see the city’s panoramic skyline saved me from […]

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My Own Walking Tour in Abu Dhabi.

My Own Walking Tour in Abu Dhabi

I had my own walking tour in Abu Dhabi. I figured it out using Google Map. My Lonely Planet Guidebook didn’t even have one—which I understand because Abu Dhabi is not a walkable destination. You’ve got to have a car to go places of interests. While they have public bus transport, good luck seeing all the […]

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Froclicking in Al Desert, UAE.

Frolicking in Al Ain Desert

Al Ain Desert was the first desert I set foot in United Arab Emirates. On the first weekend I arrived in Abu Dhabi, my brother drove us to Al Ain for a desert fun, aka, Wadi Adventure. After we checked in at Resort One to One, my brother’s friends whisked us the picnic / barbecue […]

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The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi is where you should stay—if you have the cash to burn. This hotel spells luxury and opulence of the Emirati world. “Everywhere around”, as my brother said, “is pure magnificent!” For now, I can’t afford. But, if they’ll give me 60% discount (of their cheapest room) the next time I’ll be […]

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Sunset in the Desert (Dubai, United Arab Emirates).

Photos: Desert Sunset

Desert sunset is breathtakingly magical. Behind the sea of sand, the orange ball goes down like a ball of fire, leaving an impression that makes us all sigh, hoping to see again the next day. As a sunset whore, I made sure that I had less time taking pictures than watching the setting sun itself. […]

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Sunset in Dubai / Dubai Skyline.

Dubai Sunset

This is not really Dubai sunset at its best but these photos were taken close to sunset. I took these while on a bus on our way to a desert sunset safari somewhere 45 minutes drive from the city. Since my camera isn’t that great in moving situations, I had to filter the colours of […]

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