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One night of Comfort @ “Comfort Inn Emirates Hotel…”

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It was on a friday sunny afternoon (20.09.13) and since I’ve really wanted to spend some “me” time that weekend which I really needed (for some freaky reasons πŸ™‚ ) , I’ve decided to use the Groupon Voucher I purchased online for a One-night stay at Comfort Inn Emirates Hotel located at Muroor Road, Abu Dhabi.

The Comfort Inn Emirates Hotel offers 3-star accommodation in Abu Dhabi’s Al Ittihad district. Al Wahda Mall and Al Nahyan Stadium are within a 10-minute drive away, and the property provides free parking. All the modern and elegant rooms at the Comfort Inn Emirates Hotel include a flat-screen TV, cable / satellite channels and tea and coffee making facilities. Each has amenities such as a mini bar, a hair dryer and a refrigerator. Bathrobes and slippers are also included for extra comfort.


What to do and see:

– Rent a bicycle and enjoy the scenery at the Corniche
– Get your adrenaline pumping with a drive along the Yas Marina Circuit
– Admire natural beauty as you go kayaking through the mangroves

While marveling the beauty of living/relaxing on this haven, I happened to find some time to read the book I purchased online last month via… πŸ™‚ You might want to try it and see how the law of attraction works on you and finally meet your soulmate.

Image*** The Soulmate Secret by Arielle Ford ***

So excited to wake-up in the morning and for your information, my stomach is designed to digest a big breakfast now a days because of my changed lifestyle when I started going to the gym 2 months ago and my metabolism is really improved a lot… πŸ™‚ As early as 7 A.M., I went down to the dining area where buffet breakfast is served.


Image*** My Own Version of Breakfast Starter ***

Image*** The Main Course (Yum! Yum!) ***

Image*** Lastly, My Healthy Dessert (Priceless!) ***

I check out around 1 P.M. (a day after) and head on to my folks accommodation. Jesse cooked “Ginisang Munggo” (Sauteed Mung Beans) and really loved it! Since Chris, Jesse, Cris Vincent and Jenica (new acquaintance) has this strike-anywhere attitude like me, especially if its our first time – I’d invited them to come with me and have some beer while singing our hearts-out @ “The Buzz” – A Video Karaoke Bar located at Al Diar Regency Hotel, beside corniche hospital along corniche-salam road. We grab a few buckets of Heineken and some french fries and fried chicken wings! Boom!!! We really had a great time! Everyone went home with a smile! Truly an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G Weekend we’ve all had… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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How do you usually spend your “Me” time, your weekend after a stressful week from work?

Ski Dubai – “A Once in a Lifetime Brain Freezing Experience”

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Our experience with the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East is a whole bunch of fun yet scary but full of excitement! Ski Dubai is located at the Mall of Emirates – an amazing 22,500 square meters covered with real snow all year round. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I bumped in one day in my email the Cobone deal for the Ski Dubai Experience @ the Mall of Emirates. I immediately bbm’ed my bestmates – darwin and kris to try it this weekend. Voila! They both answered with a big YES! So, I immediately bought the deal for the three of us.


We started driving from Abu Dhabi around 11:00 o’clock on a sunny quirky fridayΒ  morning – 6th September, 2013. It took us an hour and a half to reach Mall of the Emirates (MOE) in Dubai. For those who are planning to try it, it is a must that you make your reservation by calling 800-386 (Ski-Dubai helpdesk) a day before so that you would have a reserved class for your group. For first timers like us, we were booked for the “Discovery” class. It was also reminded to us that we must be at Ski-Dubai an hour before our reserved time. Good for us and we arrived 30-mins before our reserved time. We were at the parking area around 12:30 P.M. and headed towards the inside area of MOE. While on our way, we spotted nice sceneries and we can’t help it but to take some photos, taking turns, among us to take each other’s angle. Please spare a few minutes… Hahaha! LOL πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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*** Darwin (photographer); Kris (posing) ***

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Darwin (photographer); Me (posing…lol :-D)

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*** Me (photographer) ; Kris & Darwin (posing) ***

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*** Assorted Photos ***

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*** More Photos @ Mall of Emirates ***

Before I forgot to share our experience at Ski-Dubai, let me now proceed with my blog… Haha! LOL πŸ™‚

Around past 1:00 P.M., we headed towards Ski Dubai located and at once I have presented our Cobone vouchers and proceed with the registration. It took us 15 minutes only to confirm our booking and fortunately, a fellow filipino assisted me and the procedure went smoothly. Aside from the voucher, we also paid an additional of 20Dhs (per person) for the access card which is reimbursible at the machine once you finished the ski dubai experience. πŸ™‚ Also, an additional charge of 20Dhs for each locker you are going to rent for your belongings. In our case, we needed only one (1) for all our things coz most of it are left in the car. πŸ™‚

Hey, remember that ski jackets and pants are provided at the resort and included in your ticket price so you don’t have to worry about clothing. Gloves and headwear are available at the ski shop facing the entrance of the indoors snow zone.


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*** Photos during our Effortful Outfit Changing πŸ˜€ ***

It tooks us 60 minutes for the Discovery Class. We were taught about the basic safety procedures and techniques on how you should do skiing. It was really an informative yet enjoying experience. Photos are not really prohibited to be taken while inside the skiing area but the thing is that, we decided to focus on the lesson so that it will be definitely a worthwhile and learning experience. After our class, we returned all the accessories + outfits to the designated booths/docks.

Earlier, I have mentioned about the reimbursible 20Dhs from the access card. Excitedly, we quickly lined up at the atm look-alike machine and inserted our access cards. Boom! Our instant 20Dhs… Hahaha! LMAO πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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*** Yipeeeeee!!! Got back my 20Dhs!!! Hahaha! LOL πŸ˜› ***

From now on, I shall be rating my experience between 1 to 5, being 5 as the highest, using the symbol of “weighing scale” (as my Libran symbol… πŸ™‚ )

For this Ski-Dubai experience, my rating isΒ Β  justice-balance-icon justice-balance-icon justice-balance-icon (3-Scales); this is because I would like to come back again and try more classes and I find the discovery class a bit short. They should have offered an additional 30-mins. more so that the one hour is for the class only and the last 30-mins is just by ourselves.

Feel free please to give your comments below and if there’s some queries, please don’t hesitate. πŸ˜‰

I am going to share soon my weekend escapade @ Comfort Inn Emirates Hotel and Karaoke Videoke Bar Early Saturday Night-Out w/ Abu Dhabi Friends @ the Buzz, Al Diar Regency Hotel.

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