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Rediscovering Dubai, UAE: Burj Al Arab

My journey in rediscovering Dubai is never complete without including one of the most prominent icon of the city, thanks to its remarkable ship's sail design. Doing some research, I found out that it's the third tallest hotel in the world has one of the most expensive suites in the world! Luxury is what this hotel offers. People from around the world with extra cash and wants some extravagance, you might wanna consider this place!

       The Burj Al Arab stands on its own man-made island and is connected by a private curving bridge to the shore.

       Beach goers enjoys the Burj Al Arab while plunging into the Persian Gulf. Having this hotel in the background is just so dramatic.

       At night time, this hotel is illuminated by dazzling led lights display.

       The location is strategic and is accessible, with several beaches nearby and most of them are free and open to public. While it may take few years before I can book a room at this hotel, I'm glad that I…

Rediscovering Dubai, UAE: Where to go shopping?

While Dubai is famous for Burj Khalifa, skydiving, luxurious hotels and beaches, millions of tourists also spends money and time to things they can bring back home. Needless to say, all of them loves shopping. Gadgets, signatured clothing brands, perfumes and the likes, almost everything can be found here in Dubai and what excites tourists the most is that it's cheaper in here since there are no taxes. For the past years, Dubai had built luxury malls, shopping centres, souqs, and commercial complexes that are frequented by the locals and tourists alike.
       There are so many malls and shopping centres that had mushroomed in Dubai recently and let me break it down to five best malls in my own perspective. And by the way, these malls are very accessible since they all have Metro Red Line stops. So here's the list!
1. Dubai Mall 

       Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world by total area. Along with West Edmonton Mall in Canada, it is the nineteenth largest shoppi…

Rediscovering Dubai, UAE: The Grandiose Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world by total area. Along with West Edmonton Mall in Canada, it is the nineteenth largest shopping mall in the world by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown complex, and includes 1,200 shops. This mall has several options for dining, entertainment, shops for kids, men, and women. This mall features the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, The Waterfall, The Dubai Fountain and the Burj Khalifa.
       Dubai Mall by the way is the first place that I've visited here in the UAE. With so much excitement and clueless of what I'm about to see in this mall, me and my colleagues went there to hang out and we were indeed amazed by this famous mall.

       The grand facade of the mall with the Burj Khalifa in the background is just so regal. Every inch of the mall's design represents Dubai's luxury and power.

       After we passed through a series of walkalators, we …

The Spectacular LED Light Display of Burj Khalifa

Without a doubt, Burj Khalifa is one of the most famous and most photographed building in the world. Not just its height is unprecedented, its design is striking and when the night time comes, it comes to life with its vivid and flashing LED display which became an ultimate attraction in Dubai. Twice I've seen its light display but the amusement in me is still enormous.
       It was Eid-Al-Adha when I watched the show and the whole Dubai Mall and the vicinity is jam-packed with locals and tourists from around the globe. There really is so much diversity in Dubai.  So here they are, the photos on my second visit to the show but this time I am very close to the building. Be mesmerized once more of the spectacular LED light display of the Burj Khalifa.
       Even without the dazzling colors, the Burj is beautiful enough as it is with twinkling glitters on it enough to entertain the eyes of the spectators.

       This is the first design that will be displayed. It shows the …

The Skyscrapers of Dubai

If there's one thing Dubai is famous of, it would probably be its skyscrapers. From the tallest, most luxurious, ambitious, intricately designed, Dubai has it all. Rumor has it that oil in the UAE is running out, and before this nightmare turn to reality, the rulers of Dubai, particularly His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Emir of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, had turned the desert sands in just a short span of time into one of the worlds most beautiful city to lure tourists and investors around the world to come in, thus generating billions of dirhams in revenue to keep Dubai alive. Shout out to the brilliant minds behind Dubai's transformation and I really am amazed when I first came here few months ago. Like any other tourist, I myself is fascinated with the skyscrapers all over the city. With so many constructions underway, Dubai may surpass Hong Kong or New York as the skyscraper capital of the world, as far as numbers is concerned. Below a…

Rediscovering Dubai, UAE: Dubai Marina

It was another hot day in Dubai when me and my friend decided to hang out. Before plunging in to Jumeirah Open Beach, we headed towards the Dubai Marina. It is one of the world’s largest, most meticulously planned waterfront developments and offers the exhilaration and vibrancy of a chic, urban lifestyle together with all the advantages of living on the water. It’s a city-within-a-city with a cosmopolitan, free-spirited atmosphere and a unique character all of its own.

       The development is built along a three kilometre stretch of the shoreline and accommodates over 200 residential towers. The area boasts almost eight kilometres of landscaped public walkways, which includes water features, benches and children’s play areas. The master community has been carefully designed to showcase a variety of styles of modern architecture and sophistication, offering convenience for shoppers and cinema goers in the form of Dubai Marina Mall, along with high end lifestyle destinations s…