Saturday, 29 July 2017

3N4D days in Dubai

Arriving Dubai at 11:30 PM, I had the chance to see a glimpse of midnight life at Dubai.

First stop was at Chowking fast food for a midnight snack

with lovely ladies Annie and Venus who fetched me at the airport

Day 1:

Lunch at food court  (Deira City Centre Mall)

at Carrefour (Deira City Centre Mall), I found one of my fave desserts..Baklava

friendly Filipino staff

then lunch again or early dinner at DAMPA 

foreverRICE, LOL

Boodle fight 

next stop..Dubai Mall

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interesting waterfalls inside Dubai Mall

Burj Khalifa (view from Dubai Mall)

The Burj Khalifa (Arabicبرج خليفة‎‎, Arabic for "Khalifa Tower"; pronounced English: /ˈbɜːr kəˈlfə/), known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in DubaiUnited Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft) including the antennaand a roof height of 828 m (2,717 ft), the Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest structure in the world since topping out in late 2008.

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behind me is the apple shop, of course in their iconic glass walls

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater zoo 

catching up over a cup of Arabica coffee

Day 3: 

Road trip! Grateful to my Posh cousin to drive me around! :)

We started our day with a marvelous breakfast at Omnia Gourmet restaurant, overlooking the Jumeirah Fish Harbour. Check out my post for my breakfast experience at this place

then we walk to this urban mall called CITY WALK 
with so many outdoor experiences that you should explore
Cafes and restaurants in an outdoor retail complex with a tree-lined esplanade and central fountain.
AddressAl Wasl and Al Safa Road Junction, Ext D71, Sheikh Zayed Rd، Jumeirah - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Green Planet, a garden inside I supposed (we didn't purchased the tickets)
Perhaps, this is the counterpart of Gardens by the Bay of Singapore

To my surprise, I was excited to see this restaurant in Dubai. I am a big fan of the movie Serendipity that I have always dream to someday be in the set where they shoot the movie. Maybe because I'm hopelessly romantic. haha

So this is me in "future," while waiting for my beloved someone!
Location: New York

When you dream, dream big!

From 3:30 PM onwards, I was fetch by my former colleague at DCC Mall for our Desert Sari Adventure. This is the link

Day 4:

Last day in Dubai and last minute shopping before departing in the evening. I wanted to shop for perfumes and this shop is quite perfect for cheaper and original perfumes.

Karama: 04 396 8531, 396 8356 Opp. Post Office
Satwa: 04 349 9250, 349 9280 Near Fakhri Cener
Deira: 04 295 5182, 295 5183 Near Clock Tower
Hours: Friday (4:30 PM- 10:00 PM); Sunday to Thursday (1:00 PM to 10:00 PM)

you will be assisted by of course Filipino staff again :)

tester boxes are cheaper by 20 AED, a good choice if it is just for personal use

lunch at Max's Restaurant (Famous Filipino Restaurant)

craving for Fresh lumpia

 Lunch date with my cousin!

Max's fried chicken

Max's bulalo

nice coffee and tea at Tim Hortons

Time to say goodbye and see you soon my cuz and hope to be back in Dubai soon!

I have not seen and experience much of Dubai that I should be one day be back again hopefully. It is quite amusing that there are so many Filipinos here, to be honest, I even felt I was in Manila. Lastly, be aware of their weekends is Friday and Saturday.