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Jan 26, 2015

Burj Khalifa: Sunrise At The Top

"It's going to be magical. You'd love it!" I reminded myself over and over as I sleepwalked to the bathroom. It was four in the morning and I just had three hours of sleep. With my half awake half asleep blurry vision, I saw my family almost ready to witness the sunrise at the 124th floor of the tallest building in the world. Sunrise! Yes, out of all the possible viewing times, this sleepyhead decided to purchase sunrise tickets... all for the love of family and the golden hour. 

It's a quite a sacrifice for a nocturnal person to get up in the wee hours. I wouldn't mind if I'm on vacation, especially when I'm travelling. But sleep, eight full hours of it, matters when my body is in its full working mode. 

Why did I choose sunrise? It's simply because I wanted my parents to have the very best At The Top experience. I have been there on a summer afternoon years ago. Although it was amazing, I felt the experience could be so much more under the golden skies. Sunset could have been an option, but the tickets were already sold out when I made the booking. So, it was sunrise At The Top or nothing, and I wouldn't let my parents who rarely come for a visit go home with nothing! :)  

sunrise tickets to At The Top - Burj Khalifa
sunrise tickets to At The Top - Burj Khalifa 

Jan 23, 2015

Rogo's: The Roller Coaster Restaurant in Yas Mall

I usually don't care much when a certain roller coaster make it to the headlines, but Rogo's sparked my interest. Firstly, it's not something that would scare the hell out of me. It's not a thrilling ride but a restaurant with a roller coaster concept. Secondly, it's the first of its kind in the UAE and the largest in the world. Thirdly, it is the only place where my love for fun-dining and Ed's fascination for roller coasters go along! 

So, when we took a little trip to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi early this month, I made sure we can check out the  much talked about Rogo's the roller coaster restaurant in Yas Mall.     

roller coaster restaurant in Yas Mall
Rogo's the roller coaster restaurant in Yas Mall

Jan 4, 2015

Burj Khalifa LED Show in Photos and Video

I could say that I got the most comfortable spot without spending a fortune during the New Year's Eve Gala at Downtown Dubai. I was in Burj Park having the utmost relaxation in a picnic blanket with my family. Our spot was a vantage point for the dazzling fireworks display. However, there was a downside. We could only see half of the fascinating LED show. :(

The LED-illumination on Burj Khalifa's facade is a Guinness World Record holder. Too bad, I wasn't able to get a full view of it when Dubai's iconic structure clinched the award. But then, the morning after, I learned that there's nothing to be sorry about as the record-breaking display will continue until January 9, 2015

I guess you know what I did next. :)      

the impressive LED show at Burj Khalifa's facade
the impressive LED show at Burj Khalifa's facade

Jan 2, 2015

New Year's Eve Spectacle: Fireworks and LED Display in Burj Khalifa

How can you wrap up an awesome year and how can you kick off a new year that you hope to be as good as the previous? I couldn't think of anything better than witnessing a record-breaking New Year celebration with my family!

A few days before 2014 ended, my news feed was full to the brim with announcements on Dubai's new year extravaganza. Aside from the annual spectacular fireworks of Burj Khalifa, LED lights and laser beams were added to its magnificent exterior cladding. Thus, Dubai bagged another Guinness World Record; the world's largest LED-illuminated facade.         

the majestic Burj Khalifa
the majestic Burj Khalifa

Dec 31, 2014

Video Diary: A Very Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays!

Out of all my six Christmasses in Dubai, this year was the merriest! My parents are here for a month-long vacation, hence it's like spending the most wonderful time of the year at home away from home. That's also one of the reasons why I wasn't able to update this blog with the latest events. Sorry, but for now, allow me to drench myself with   some "Family Love". :)

Christmas in Dubai
my fun-filled December looks like this (see the happenings in our video diary below)

Dec 28, 2014

Global Village: A Mini Trip Around the World

Winter finally beckons. Breeze is cooler, nights are longer, but that doesn't mean it's time to hibernate. When the mercury drops, Dubai comes even more alive! It's the right time to dine alfresco, to enjoy the great outdoors, and most of all, to hit the seasonal attractions that only open during the cool months. 

Early this month, I got to visit a popular winter destination, the Global Village.

Global Village is a huge outdoor entertainment complex in Dubailand. It has over 30 pavilions representing different countries where visitors can experience the uniqueness of each culture, devour traditional cuisines and shop specialty items. Basically, it is a village where the world meets!

Global Village in Dubai
Global Village: a winter destination in Dubai