Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dubai Attractions

Visiting Dubai?

Dubai is home to many first. Yes, they like it BIG (sense some kiasu-ness) here! They have the world tallest tower and the largest man-made island and not forgetting they even have 7 star hotel - the Burj Al Arab when the max is only 5 star. Gotta love the spirit!

My friends keep asking me where to go and what to do when they are here in Dubai. So I figured I would just write a blog about it once and for all.

Where to go? What to do?

1. Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and centrepiece of Downtown Dubai.

 





Spectacular view from the TOP!



 
Some Facts about Burj Khalifa

World Records

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records:
• Tallest building in the world
• Tallest free-standing structure in the world
• Highest number of stories in the world
• Highest occupied floor in the world
• Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
• Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
• Tallest service elevator in the world


For more information on ticketing, pricing and info about Burj Khalifa , go to http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/ :-)

2. Go to Dubai Mall

It is the world's largest shopping centre. You have to see the dancing fountain. Grab a cup of coffee and sit by the fountain. I think the show starts at 6pm onwards.

Other attraction includes - Burj khalifa, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.





3. Desert Safari


If you want a taste living in the desert, book the desert safari tours!
 
Evening desert safari normally includes
  • Free pick up and drop off
  • Pick up in between 03:00 to 04:00pm and the drop off in between 09:30 to 10:00pm
  • 30 minutes thrilling dune driving (desert driving)
  • Camel Riding
  • Henna Painting
  • Arabic dress for souvenir picture

  • Hubby Bubbly (sheesha smoking)
  • Unlimited Soft Drinks, Mineral Water, Tea & Coffee
  • BBQ Dinner( Veg & Non Veg )
  • Arabic sweets and Fruits
  • Belly Dance & Tanura dance (Egyptian Folk Dance)
  • Buggy riding and alcoholic drinks also available with additional charges
 











4. Dubai City Tours

Experience the true contrast of the old and new parts of Dubai. Take a walk through the winding Lanes of historic Bastakiya area and visit Dubai's new landmarks on the Beach Road and the creek,

Visit Al Fahidi Fort and cross a creek in an Abra (water taxi) and explore the Dubai's tradional Spice and Gold Souks.


5. Seawings Seaplane Flight

Embark on the Seawings Silver air tour, a 40 minutes 'dock to dock' excursion.













For more info on this Seawing and how to book , go to this website http://www.seawings.ae/ for more info :)

4. Mall of the Emirates

Ski Dubai - the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East. Never tried this but it looks like fun. It offers amazing snow setting for skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing. Its fun for everyone :)

For more info , please check out this link http://www.skidubai.com/

5. Atlantis the Palm

Aquaventure

Enjoy the thrill of the largest and most exciting water park in the Middle East. Aquaventure Dubai is set in 42 acres overflowing with fun including Master Blasters, speedslide, rivers, rapids, Splashers children’s play area, lush tropical landscapes and a private beach. Guests staying at Atlantis have unlimited access to the water park.

more info : http://www.atlantisthepalm.com/marineandwaterpark/aquaventure.aspx

Lost Chambers Aquarium and Dolphin Bay

6. Burj Al Arab

Pic taken from http://www.allaboutskyscrapers.com/property/burj-al-arab



 
Burj Al Arab  is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fouth tallest hotel in the world.  The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes referred to as "the world's only seven-Star hotel", its star rating is disputed.

7. Madinat Souk Jumeirah

Visit Souk Madinat Jumeirah for an experience that will surprise and delight every time. Wander through the traditional Arabian souk, past wind towers, lantern lit hallways and narrow waterways to discover the treasures hidden within. With specially selected shops, restaurants and bars to entertain throughout the day and into the night, enjoy unlimited amusement at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, the gem of Dubai.

The list goes on and on... These are the main attractions here in Dubai that you must not miss.

I think I'll continue next time! :) Hope this post helps!

Sorry peeps.. too tired and sleepy to continue! xx




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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pray....

What do you do when you lose someone you love without even expecting it? Life is so short and fragile. One day they are with you and within split seconds, everything changes. Your world turn upside down... it just come crushing down.. every part of your body just goes numb. You feel so weak and exhausted physically, emotionally drained...all you can hope for is that you will have the chance to see the person you love again and never ever let go.



To Mun Mun,

Mun mun, stop making everyone sad and worried. In case you don't know, Wei Yong is trying so hard to stay strong for you and he is waiting for you to just open your eyes and look at him again. I know you don't know me that well and we only met once, but I have been friends with wei yong for a long time. When he says he loves you, he means it with all his heart. Stop punishing him and stop sleeping. Just wake up...whatever dream that you are having, just snap out of it. Its time to open your eyes. please don't do this to him. Just fight for your life, fight for your family and friends and most importantly fight for your love.

Just open your eyes.. I know its hard but you just have to.

Wayne,

Please be strong.. I really don't know what else to say but be strong. Stay by her side and just pray for a miracle. I am here for you and praying for her everyday so that you both can be together again.

Anyone seeing this post, please pray for her. Pray that she will wake up from this nightmare and be okay.




Thursday, May 31, 2012

Question: Do you follow your heart or your mind?

A friend of mine asked me this question.

Do you follow your heart or your mind?

I think it depends....

For me, it depends on how your approach to life is. Are you a risk taker? Or not? Choosing with your heart can hurt a lot because if it doesn't work your way, it will hurt like hell and you risk everything that you have ever worked for and have, but if it really works, you will be the happiest person alive because you are doing what you wanted the most.

On the other hand, to follow your brain, it just makes perfect sense in terms of weighing the pro and cons. If you follow this you will feel it's the "right thing to do" but deep inside you will feel like something's missing. The "what if" question....

I am not a risk taker especially when it comes to the matter of the heart. I can't take it.. I know I can't handle the pain if it doesn't go my way or what I expected. But at times I always wondered how my life would turn out if I followed my heart instead?

Sometimes your heart may choose what you really want deep inside and be happy but it can always lead you into trouble but your brain will protects and choose what's best for u but not necessarily makes u happy.

Which one whould you choose? Your heart or your head?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Your doctor might ask you some of these questions:

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• Have you lost any weight?
• Have you had a pain in your chest or shoulder? Has it changed over time?

If you are unsure, please do not "google" the answers and make a self diagnostic conclusion! Check with your doctor! There is a reason that they are called DOCTOR and you are not! Think about your love ones!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Gok Wan Exclusive New 2012 Range

Need a new look? Well, its time to throw your old glasses away and check out Gok Wan's new range of glasses from Specsavers.



For more tips and tricks - follow the fashion guru on http://www.specsavers.co.uk/gok-wan/

Monday, April 9, 2012

Solutions to everyday problems - brilliantl​y simple!

Saw this forwarded email and its too good not to share!!!! Its cheap, its practical and it works!













Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Happy Valentine's Day Peeps!

February 14.. Love is in the air! Money flying all over the place as well! Personally, I don't celebrate Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong.. I'm a hopeless romantic! Its just that I feel that everyday should be Valentine's day... :)

I saw this posted on my friend's wall on facebook. Dedicated to all the hopeless romantics out there :) :)





and to those who don't :P




Happy Valentine's Day!!!! xx





Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gong Xi Fa Chai!!!


I saw this picture on Facebook.. this is so gorgeous!
 

As the Chinese New Year arrives on January 23th, the sail on the exterior fa├žade of the iconic Burj Al Arab will be illuminated with a fantastic and imposing image of a dragon. Seen from miles away, the Burj Al Arab will be a spectacular sight to see. HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!
 
Well, celebrating CNY in Dubai is not really a huge ocassion here. It is like any other day!! No holidays, no "tak tong chang" music blasting the malls, nothing here! It is just a quiet ocasion  and I really miss being back home to celebrate this event. *tears*
 
Getting really jealous of all the food pictures that my friends has been posting up on facebook!! *drooools*
 
Wishing everyone wealth and happiness in this Dragon Year!
 
xx
 
vyn