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Chilling out at the Wadi wadi waterpark by the Jumeirah Beach

What other better way to chill out and cool off in the Dubai desert heat than a day out at a water park by the beachside and Persian sea? The Wild Wadi Water Park is situated along the beach side Jumeirah, Dubai, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The water park is operated by...

Yas island, Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix, Ferrari World by Aldar Properties

Dubbed as the world's leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards in November 2009, Yas Island is a 2,500 hectares tourism city developed at a cost of US$36 billion by Aldar Properties. It is a self sufficient tourist getaway complete with hotels, shopping centers and will feature attractions such as Warner Bros Movie World, Ferrari World, and soon...

Adu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second largest city in the United Arab Emirates. From Dubai, it's just about a 2 hour drive from the downtown Dubai and the international airport. My journey to the capital starts from from the Ghubaiba bus station, where you can get a regular express bus there for 15AED, which boils down to...

Dubai Desert Safari

What do you do on a nice sunny afternoon with an SUV and a huge desert in your backyard? Go on a desert safari of course. Our ride for the day will be a gag guzzling Toyota land cruiser manual, good thing fuel here is dirt cheap like water. The desert is rather unforgiving in nature and the sun...

Dubai historical sites and Dhow River cruise

This part of my Dubai trip focuses on the historical and heritage of the people here in the UAE. Places of interests here will be various heritage centers and museums of historical significance to the culture of the Dubai people. This experience is topped with a traditional Dhow river cruise down the Dubai creek right in the heart of...

Up the Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa)

The Burj Khalifa as of it's inaugural year in 2010 is the world's tallest building and tallest free standing man-made structure ever known to man. It was constructed over a period of about 3 years costing over US$1.5 billion with it's primary contractor being Samsung C&T of South Korea and is developed by Emaar Properties. It stands at over...

The Dubai mall, aquarium and underwater zoo

No trip to Dubai is complete without spending a day at the Dubai Mall. Calling your mall establishment the "Dubai Mall" (Or the mall of the Dubai) does come with raised expectations of what to expect, being it to live up to it's name as a "national mall" or sort. My day there begins back out into the sweltering...

Dubai city sights 2 (Emirates Mall, Festival city, Gold Souks & Sikkat Al Khail Road)

There are many modes of transport around Dubai, with the usual bus, trains and taxis, with the latter being my personal favorite due to the sheer number of them on the streets. You can never get along walking along the streets without a taxi finding you in less than a minute. And mind you, the taxis here are all...

Dubai city sights part 1 (Madinat Jumeirah, Al Arab, Atlantis, Burjuman & Wafi)

Trip date 24th-28th September My trip to Dubai last year was part of a multi city stop over from Singapore terminal one onwards to London United Kingdom for my upcoming college term via Dubai flying Emirates. Emirates have very good airfare rates with the exception of rather picky baggage allowance for these stopovers in Dubai, presumably beckoning you to spend...

Dubai and Abu Dhabi trip photos

Behold, a massive photo update of my recent trip to Dubai last week. It took my sometime to get all the photos uploaded and captioned while settling into my new room here in college. School starts tomorrow for me and it had been a really busy week settling uni administrative stuff as well as managing the freshers for the...

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