I am actually quite embarrass to tell everyone that this was actually my first trip so far outside Malaysia. Due to time & money constrains I wasn’t unable to go on a really far away place for a long time.
I got lucky when the former company I worked with offered me VSS. I took the offer and became officially an unemployed couch bum for about 5 months. Did a few odd jobs and thought that would be a good time for me to take a good long holiday.
I’m lucky my cousins husband is a pilot for an airline and got me a ticket to Abu Dhabi that was really, freaking cheap. Even that, he was so nice not to charge me at all for the tickets and I get to stay for free with them. I love you guys!!
This is my cousin’s place. Quiet, beautiful and near to a supermarket!!
Can’t exactly remember the itinerary, but i think the first place we went to was the Emirates Palace. LoL … too much Sex In The City perhaps.
This right at the entrance.
LoL!! You can even get gold from the vending machine.
This is a hand made carpet on the wall.
She also brought me to Dubai.
I got to see what the infamous Palm Jumeira looks like
The drive to Palm Jumeira
Then we went to the nearest shopping centre. The Souk Madinat. A piece of advice… Don’t buy anything there. Very, very expensive.
Of course you can also see the very famous and very expensive hotel.The Al Burj Hotel. Ones trip to Dubai will not be complete without seeing this building.
The view outside the mall.
Click in the picture above to see a video of the fountain outside the mall.
And the aquarium inside the mall is HUGE!!
Outside the mall, you can see the Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration. It’s currently the tallest man made structure in the world at 829.8m (2,722 ft). Some might say…”Hey. I’ve seen this somewhere”. Most probably you did. Do you remember Tom Cruise in action in Mission Impossible IV – Ghost Protocol ? That’s where you have seen it.
Ha!!Ha!Ha! This is my favourite shot of all. Also my favourite day. Anybody who goes to Dubai or Abu Dhabi must, must, MUST go on a dessert ride. Its like riding a roller coaster but with more excitement.
This is how their poo-poo looks like
Once they are ready, all will pile up and off you go!!
This was our ‘roller coaster’ driver. Good driver with spectacular skills for more awesomeness.Us on the same land cruiser minus a few more.Heh! Heh! I cannot help myself but to take some of the soft sand home.After the stop. We bundled up again into the land cruiser heading to a small settlement in the middle of the dessert. You can opt to spend the night there. We didn’t though. My cousin had her daughters waiting for her at home.
There you can ride the camels and do a little sand surfing. Where i fell most of the time… Thank God the sand was soft. If not, I would’ve broke my skull and bones.
One is Jamil (male) and another is Jamilia (female)
Even the camel owner laughed at me as I was giving praise to God for taking are of me while I was on the camel.Tried many, many times but I have no energy to climb the sand dune… it was very, very high. Fell so many times… might as well pose !!Henna hand paint is absolutely free.
At night after dinner there was a little belly dancing.
Last, the will switch off all the lights. For us to enjoy the stars – and of course the shisha.
Made friends with 2 nice German guys. 🙂
All to all… that day was something that I would remember for the rest of my life.
A s soon as it began, we had to pile up in the landcruiser and head back to town.
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