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A Few Photos of Burj Al Arab from Afar


The Burj Al Arab is one of the iconic structures of Dubai, if not the most recognizable one. Before the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, the Burj Al Arab has been a staple building in photos and it is known to be "The world's only 7 star Hotel". zoomed in In reality, [...]

Dubai Dining Spots for Special Occasions


Home to some of the best hotels in the world, it's no surprise that Dubai is famous for its world-leading restaurants, so let's take a look at just five that you have to visit. Whether you're a resident or visitor to the city, you should try at least one of these choices if you want [...]

Dubai Skyline Shots from the Rooftop


We transferred to a different location here in Dubai. I can’t recall how many times I’ve changed addresses, but we’re going to stay longer here since it’s on a contract. One of the things I like to do in this new building apartment is go to the rooftop and take photos of the Dubai skyline. [...]

Dinner at the Terrace of Madeleine Cafe and Boulangerie


We were invited for dinner at Madeleine Cafe and Boulangerie to try out their Weekly Specials and we were surprised that they reserved us a seat at the corner of their terrace to watch the Dubai Fountain Show. This was a special treat considering we had a clear view of the Burj Khalifa Lake below. [...]

soloflightEd Dubai Blog Update


My, my. It's been a very long while since I updated this blog. Not sure if it has reached a year already or more. I haven't kept track. Please pardon the absence as my life outside my day job has been swamped with a lot of projects. To the point that I haven't done anything [...]

My Dubai Desert Safari Adventure


The desert safari adventure is a common tourist experience in Dubai. The city is built on the desert that's why this is one of the major things you can experience while exploring this part of the United Arab Emirates. Dubai Desert Safari Adventure March 17, 2013 Desert Safari in Dubai We had an Entertainer Book [...]

Dubai, UAE: Quick Stop at the Hatta Mountains


We got into the car after swimming in a natural pool in Wadi Al Qahfi (Wadi Khaffi). We were on our way to the Hatta Mountains which is what the tour is named after. According to Shahzad (our guide), Hatta is still part of Dubai; but we still have to pass through Oman borders as [...]

Dubai, UAE: Hatta Mountain Safari Tour Highlights


One of the surprising adventures I've experienced in Dubai is the Hatta Mountain Safari tour. We kept postponing this trip due to the (un)availability of our schedules. I was still new at the office and given that I only have one day off, it's a challenge to find a perfect day to pursue this trip. [...]

Arabian Gold Treatment at The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall


I had the opportunity to try out one of the treatments offered by The Spa at The Address Dubai Mall called “Arabian Gold Ritual”. This is one of the full body treatment offerings that they launched and consists of a body scrub, body and face mask, and body and face massage. I seldom go to [...]

Dubai, UAE: Driving a Desert Buggy in Lahbab, Sharjah


Call time was 8:30am and I felt sleepy as I was in the closing shift the previous day. We went to our meeting point near Al Fahidi Metro Station so we could begin our Hatta Mountain Safari tour. The first activity was seeing the desert sand dunes of Lahbab, Sharjah City. I was informed that [...]

Dinner at Madeleine Cafe with Chef Sebastian Torres


We went to Madeleine Cafe and Boulangerie as it was the week where their guest chef, Chef Sebastian Torres, visited Dubai to showcase his special French dishes. This was our second time in this Dubai mall restaurant, the first time was when we had the Lazy Breakfast All-Day that they offered every weekend. They reserved [...]

Lazy Breakfast at Madeleine Cafe & Boulangerie


We went to Madeleine Cafe & Boulangerie in The Dubai Mall one Saturday afternoon to try their All Day Lazy Breakfast offer which is a selection of their popular menu items. This restaurant is located at the Ground Level (Fashion Avenue) of The Dubai Mall and it offers an ambience of a Parisienne sidewalk café. [...]

Living for a Year in Dubai, UAE


Hi everyone! I haven’t been able to update this site as often as at all as I’ve been busy living a life in the desert. I’ve been based in Dubai since last year and have been adjusting to the new environment ever since. Might I say it wasn’t that hard nor was it easy, but [...]

Arabic Buffet at Na3Na3 in The Address Dubai Mall


Na3Na3 (pronounced as Na-Na) Restaurant in The Address Hotel-Dubai Mall offers Iftar buffet of Arabic dishes during the month of Ramadan. I was glad to have gotten an invitation to try out their cuisine together with other bloggers in the city of Dubai, UAE. Iftar is the evening meal that Muslims take after fasting and [...]