Dubai!! Part II

January 26-29, 2015

What adventure thumping good times were had in Dubai! Continuing from Part I…
I have decided that Dubai is an amazing but difficult city. While it truly is incredibly fun and exciting, there are vast disparities which I couldn’t ignore very well. But at least they have zero homeless people, right? It’s true!

Rachel tried to make our 10 day stay as interesting and as fun as possible. Lizzie and I would absolutely agree that she exceeded all expectations. From taking us to a massive, white, ordinate mosque to a delicious afternoon tea at a ***** hotel, to the marina and then the beach and back… What adventures!! This post contains mostly photos. But follow along for this amazing ride!

This, is the Abu Dhabi’s incredible Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Just look at it!

Absolutely amazing Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque
Absolutely amazing Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque 

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It was almost enough to make me a Muslim right then and there. But I could never get used to Lizzie like this:

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The next day, without stopping for a break, Rachel zipped us and a cool friend, Dan, off to an alleged nature zone where lots of birds and things could be seen. It was definitely cool, but not exactly what were we expecting. There was a small building from which you could sit with provided binoculars and watch the birds in the “naturally diverted river” nature reserve. Pretty cool!

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I suppose it was more of a nice shack than a building. Haha!

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Right after the nature reserve, Rachel took us to Dubai’s Miracle Gardens. Dubai is absolutely a desert, but regardless they have a massive flower garden with many houses and odd statues, all covered with flowers. Random, strange, but awesome! Good ice creams, too.

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After the Miracle Gardens (nope, the day wasn’t over yet!), Rachel treated us to a right proper afternoon tea at the Hyatt Regency Dubai, a five star hotel. Man, so fancy it was, and delicious too! Oh oh, and Lizzie and I talked to manager there from Egypt for a while. He later came by with a two whole plate-loads of Arabic sweets. Nice!

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Well proper

Well proper

The next day was also our last full day in Dubai, so Rachel tried to make it extra great. And what a day it was! We managed to make it to the Dubai Marina (the fanciest part of the city), the beach (again!), but this time the JBR beach, and then a slap up dinner at Rachel’s flat for a wonderful finishing touch on a terrific trip.

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If Jalen was in there, we'd make it triplets

If Jalen was in there, we’d have made it triplets

Wicked shot of Dubai's Atlantis with an aircraft landing on its

Wicked shot of Dubai’s Atlantis with an aircraft landing @JBR Beach!

Last supper at Rachel's flat. L-R, Dan, Kirsty, Cassandra, Rachel, and me and Lizzie. Delicious dinner, Dan!

Last supper at Rachel’s flat. L-R, Dan, Kirsty, Cassandra, Rachel, and me and Lizzie. Delicious dinner, Dan!

Rachel made this beautiful roulade for pudding. It was even more delicious than it looks

Rachel made this beautiful roulade for pudding. It was even more delicious than it looks

We managed so many adventures. It was absolutely wicked. Thank you, Rachel, for being so hospitable and patient. We will be back soon to take over your bedroom once again =)

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About Jarett Bigej

"It is impossible to eat an ice cream cone in a masculine way."
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3 Responses to Dubai!! Part II

  1. Thanks for coming to stay 😀 Nice afternoon tea picture, I like your pinky ring!!

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  2. lovelymuggle says:

    Breathtaking pictures. You are living the dream:)

    Liked by 1 person

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