September 2015 | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Sep 26, 2015

Skydive Dubai: Extreme Adventure over The Palm

This post was written by my husband. He blogs about his exhilarating adventures, mostly about the activities I would never dare to try, once in a blue moon! Let's give it up for my dearest Ed - a loving husband, a thrill-seeker, and a sporadic blogger! :) xoxo, Lady    

Birthday = Adrenaline Rush.

I personally think that turning a year older is a valid reason to do something epic, something that encompasses my passion and would make me feel thankful to be alive! So, I always reward myself with an adrenaline rushing activity every September.  

Last year, I parasailed over the Indian Ocean with my wife who happily obliged to my birthday request though it's way beyond her zone. Two years ago, I slid in the first 360-degree looping waterslide in the region. And way back 2011, bungee jumping in Macau Tower served as my late birthday reward. 

This year, I jumped off a plane and skydived above Palm Jumeirah!

Skydiving above Palm Jumeirah
Skydiving above Palm Jumeirah 

Sep 24, 2015

Boat Ride and Sunset in Fujairah

A few weeks before we went to Fujairah, our lovely host at Aparthotel Adagio Fujairah sent me an email about a possible boat trip at Fujairah International Marine Club. I immediately confirmed that we're up for it while hoping she could successfully book for an afternoon trip on a weekend. 

And we're so glad that everything went according to plan! :) 

boat trip in Fujairah
Cruising' along the coast of Fujairah

Sep 21, 2015

Friday Brunch at iL Centro in Ibis Fujairah

I happily stared at the restaurant banners in the hotel lobby and, for the nth time, thought about how awesome Fujairah is in every aspect. With the commodity prices on the rise, I never though that in this day and age, a 95 AED Friday Brunch and a 100 AED dinner buffet in a hotel can still exist.

I love Fujairah... from the stunning landscape to the friendly weather, from the low cost of living (according to the residents we have met) to the budget-friendly hotel restaurants! Dubai, please don't be jealous. I love you so much, but I just couldn't help but adore Fujairah more and more. :)  

iL Centro at Ibis Fujairah
iL Centro at Ibis Fujairah

Sep 8, 2015

Dubai Budget Trip: Where to Stay, Where to Go, Where to Eat

Dubai and Budget are two words that may not seem to go along very well. People have associated Dubai with ultra-luxurious lifestyle, the 7-star hotel and the world's tallest skyscraper that it scares the budget savvy travelers.

I've been here for 7 years and I can say that Dubai is not a cheap travel destination if you want to experience the glitz and glamour that it is famous for. But, there are ways on how you can appreciate its wonders without breaking the bank.

Dubai on a budget

Sep 4, 2015

Aparthotel Adagio Fujairah: Our Home in the East Coast

Fujairah has always been a delightful destination. We have fallen in love with the rugged Hajar mountains and the pristine sands that we make it a point to visit at least once a year. So, on another glorious sunny weekend in the desert, when the temperature soared to 40 degrees Celsius, Ed and I couldn't be happier that we were in a bus heading to the beautiful east coast where the summer weather is much friendlier.

During our past trips, Ed and I guiltlessly wasted our days unwinding in beach resorts. We would go home knowing that we have a lot more to discover in the city; hence I instantly embraced the invitation to stay at Aparthotel Adagio Fujairah although it meant I must squeeze it in my one and only day off!

Novotel, Ibis and Adagio Aparthotel Fujairah
Novotel, Ibis and Aparthotel Adagio Fujairah