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[PhotoBlog] Random Places in Dubai

Introducing my Random #PhotoBlog. These are some of my favorite photos of Dubai taken from my phone.

Burj Park: A Patch of Green in Downtown Dubai

With all the massive and high-rise buildings spread all over the city, it's a breath of fresh air to find a green spot in the middle of the city where you can simply lie down in the grass under the shade of few trees while marveling at the ever changing skyline of Dubai. Just around the Burj Khalifa you'll find this tiny park called Burj Park.

       There are bicycles in the area that are up for rent. The place is also a venue for mini concerts and events. At the time I went here, there is a stage being set up for an event. The place is also ideal for yoga or zumba classes and provides a resting place for joggers around the area.
       Just beside the park is the newly opened Dubai Opera, a state-of-the-art venue for opera, theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events, and seasonal programmes in Downtown Dubai's Opera District. The stunning architecture adds to the already  amazing structure of the whole Downtown Dubai complex.

      In the …

Rediscovering Dubai, UAE: Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis The Palm

It is already my 6th month in the Emirate of Dubai and all of a sudden, I feel so compelled to finally tick off one of my bucket list in this amazing city. I'm talking about the Atlantis, a luxury 5 star hotel built on the apex of the massive man-made island called Palm Jumeirah. True to its name, the hotel is themed on the myth of Atlantis.
       But ticking off this bucket list of mine doesn't mean that I have to book a room for it will hurt my wallet so much. For me, dining in to one of it's restaurant and experiencing one of its facilities is enough. One of its facilities frequented by visitors is the Aquaventure Waterpark where one can get their adrenaline pumping at an exponential rate with its record breaking rides and slides, get up close and personal with sharks and rays or kick back and relax on 700 metres of pristine private beach or in the new exclusive reserved seating areas. Interestingly enough, you can have a free access to this park if its your bi…