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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

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

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

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

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

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights is, perhaps, associated with talented belly dancers showing off their dancing prowess to the delight of the crowd (mostly men?) while breathing their hookah in and out. Throw it with an rhythm of the inviting arabic music and the air is filled with amorous desires for mid-eastern beauties

Burj Khalifa Facade- The Tallest Building in the World

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building. Or tower. From a distance, it looks like a futuristic spire that goes or points nowhere but up. It is Dubai’s most-famous structure, eclipsing Burj Al-Arab, the world’s first 7-star hotel. It is Dubai’s centre of attraction or the city’s “apple of

This Vending Machine Dispenses Gold

Yes, this vending machine dispenses gold! Like, seriously! I might be the last person to ever know about this, but I was really dumbfounded when I saw this at The Atlantis in Dubai. Ok, I heard about this before but I thought it was just a crazy idea. But, when

The Robot at Yas Mall

This robot at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi didn’t fail to amaze me. I don’t usually blog stuff like this but this one is an exemption. Not because it’s a Transformer robot but because… It’s 20 feet (6 meters) high. And it’s made of scrap metals. When I was standing in front

Air Show in Abu Dhabi

While going around the city one afternoon, Abu Dhabi’s sky turned gay, courtesy of an air show where planes emitted colours of the rainbow. I thought it would be a brilliant idea if Pride Parades around the world would start doing this shit to piss off the Bible-thumping zealots. Hahahahahaha… Related:

The Incomparable Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Whiter than snow, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is an incomparable architectural place of worship. It’s not just massive but it is detailed in every way, every corner, every arches, every domes and every minarets. Wherever and whatever your eyes laid on, things and designs are seemed to be

Dubai at Night

My guest photographer is CAR. No, its not some fancy name of something nor the thingy that moves or brings us to far distances. Its the combined initials of a doting single mom who has a gorgeous daughtah and a young heartthrob son (Im a fan!). Oh, well, like me,
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