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Top 3 U.A.E. Destinations: “A-Must-Do when you visited United Arab Emirates!!! Definitely where U-Achieve-Everything (U.A.E.)”

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Hey, guys! For those who’ve been planning to come and indulge in one of the most extravagant and enticing place on Earth, I’ve prepared my top 3 destinations and must be included in your bucket list! (Drum rolling…!!!) Here are my Top 3 (In No Particular Order) :

1- Enjoy Desert Safari in Dubai with BFF’s (best friends forever) during the Winter Season! After all, it’s more fun if your with everyone! Haha lol! πŸ™‚ Winter Season starts from December till the Month of March-April. (Rate = 150-200Dhs/Pax)


A must for everyone who is visiting UAE. A memory to share with your family and friends back home, This is one safari you cant do back home. I highly recommend this adventure and it will be worth every penny spent! πŸ™‚

Image*** At the Dubai Desert – Dune Bashing ***


*** At the Middle of Desert (Camp Site) – Dinner, Camel Riding, Henna Tattooing ***


*** Amazing Belly Dancer ***

The tour departs in the afternoon across the desert of Dubai with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to the first destination a camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. We stop to watch the beautiful sunset before reaching our campsite where you have the opportunity to do a camel ride, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hand or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning to Dubai/Sharjah we watch a belly dancer performing her show around the campfire by starlight.

The following activities are included:
– Pick up by 4×4 wheel Drive from any point in Dubai and Sharjah between 3.15pm to 4.00 p.m.
– Drive through the desert along Al Awir Road – Dune Bashing.
– 20-30 minutes Dune Driving
– Sun Set Photography
– Camel Rides
– Belly Dancing
– Bar
– Henna Painting
– Hubbllee Bubblee (shisha)
– Arabic Coffee (gahwa) and Fresh Dates
– Traditional costumes
– Unlimited soft drinks, tea coffee and mineral water
– Buffet Dinner and B.B.Q.(vegetarian food also available on request)
– Departure at 9.30 pm
– Sand Skiing (not included supplementry of AED 100)

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*** Waiting for the Bus going back to Abu Dhabi (Tired… ***


*** but Veryyyyyy Happy!!!) ***

2- Climb at the Top – Burj Khalifa in the Dubai Mall (Just kiddin’, you can use the lift all the way to the 124th floor! Haha lol! πŸ™‚

Β IMG1380633704805*** Feeling really Excited to Experience being at the Top of Burj Khalifa ***

Be a part of histroy in the rising. High atop one of the world’s most dynamic cities, is one of the world’s most extraordinary experience. On the 124th floor of the tallest tower in the world, nothing else matters but You.Β At The Top Burj Khalifa, only at The Dubai Mall.



Get ready to enter the record books and experience a journey through Dubai’s exotic Arabian heritage, the extraordinary story behing Burj Khalifa as the new icon for the Middle East, and view the spectacular panorama from the observatory At the Top, Burj Khalifa.

Experience 360 degree sweeping views from level 124 of the world’s tallest tower, At the Top. Burj Khalifa offers unparalled vistas from the Gulf to the Arabian Desert and beyond.


*** On the way to the Top Photos ***

Admission Dated & Time based on 30-minutes intervals.

Introductory Admission – AED:

Dated & Timed Adult (12 years +)……………..125

Dated & Timed Child (3 – 12 years)…………….95

Immediate Entry Adult/Child…………………….400

Infants (0-3)……………………………………………Free of Charge


*** Views from the Top ***


*** I’m the King of the World Moment @ 124th Floor!!! Haha lol! πŸ™‚ ***

3- Indulge yourself to Wadi Adventure in Al Ain – ride on to the water sports challenge (i.e. white water rafting, kayaking and surfing) and head on to their Air park where you can really test your survival skill and courage!!! (Rate = 225Dhs/Pax)


Wadi Adventure, the Middle East’s first man made whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing facility.


Known for its extensive natural cave system and hot water springs, Jebel Hafeet has long been a tourist attraction for the region. Wadi Adventure has now added another reason for you to visit this spectacular part of the U.A.E.

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Wadi Adventure is an ideal day out for the family, friends or just by yourself. With everything to offer at the state-of-the-art facility, all you need to bring is a sense of adventure and we will make sure you head home with an experience of a lifetime.



What you’ll find inside:

  • Three world class whitewater rafting and kayaking runs with a combined length of 1,133m
  • A surf pool capable of making 3.3 meter high waves every 90 seconds
  • A rope course, climbing wall and zip line
  • An adult and toddlers swimming pool
  • Retail and merchandise outlets providing all you may need for the day
  • Plenty of food and beverage outlets to cater to everyone’s needs throughout the day
  • The most unique corporate and event space to be found in the Middle East
  • Space and infrastructure for world class white water and surfing events

W-A-R-N-I-N-G! White Water Rafting is No Joke! One must follow the instructions well and you must all work paddling as a team! Otherwise, your boat would tripped and end up like us… 😦 😦 😦


*** Wounded but become Stronger and Braver, Up-Beat for the Next Challenges!!! πŸ™‚ ***

So…, would you also like to see these amazing tourist spots and try any of the above challenges when you come and visit U.A.E.?!? Which one you’ll gonna see first and try to experience? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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 amazon.com… 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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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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