Friday, August 7, 2020

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Dubai Fish Market

Inaugurated in 2017, the fish market located at the Waterfront Market in Deira is an iconic part of Dubai's landscape. It is massive and is a sight to behold. Innfact it now appears in the list of Things To Do in Dubai.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Is business in Dubai inching back?

This morning we drop by at Dubai Mall for breakfast. In fact we wanted to hang out at Jones The Grocer while Paul's was another option. In the end the waiting time at both establishments clinched the deal. The wait at Jones The Grocer was expected to be about 30 mins, while the wait at Paul's was about 10 mins. 

Waiting time at this time of the year? The place was buzzing. It took a little longer than the estimated 10 mins to be seated at Paul's. While I am sure the waiting time is not a very strong lead indicator that an economist uses, it is an important marker. So this begs a question.

Is Dubai business inching back to normalcy? Or is this just an exceptional flash in the pan? What do you think?

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hello Tourists

Dubai is finally open and welcomes it's first tourists.

Welcome to Dubai!!!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dubai is waiting

Dubai is waiting to welcome it's first tourists since the Covid 19 related shutdown. It's taken a little then we anticipated. But the moment is almost here.

Are you ready?  Click here. To see our other post click here

Shahrukh Khan's Personal Invitation to Dubai - Be My Guest! - YouTube

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Beach Day

And now that Dubai is open, we headed off to the beach to dip our feet into some sea water. It wasn't as crowded as we expected it to be. Everybody seemed to be taking care of distancing and the life guards were on top of their job. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Dubai is Open - Welcome to Dubai

Dubai is open!!!!!!

I cannot explain my personal excitement to see the light at the end of the tunnel. In the last few months we have experienced so many emotions; mostly sadness , fear and anxiety.  We have seen ups and downs; in our work places, among friends and within the family. 

But Dubai is a fighter.  Dubai always fights back. And we have.  Dubai will welcome its first tourists shortly. And the path ahead can only be towards a brighter future. 

DUBAI IS OPEN!!!!!  And we wait to welcome you to our beautiful city.

Be my guest.....  Click here


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Hamari Well

Hamari Wsell is located off the access heading into Al Quadra lakes. It is surrounded by a modern world and yet retain it's old world charm of desert life.  The well is an original retained part of an old desert village. 

Just a few metres off Hamari Well is a huge open desert area that is absolutely beautiful for a picnic with the family. 

To visit Hamari Well, click here.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Dubai Sunrise

Shot this a few weeks ago as we took a trip down the water at Dubai Marina. 

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Union Properties Mosque

This is a relatively new addition to the landscape having been constructed only around 2018. The mosque is located in a very residential area and serves the local population of Motor City.

The mosque is located right outside Uptown Motor City next to Gems Metropole School. 

To directions to the mosque click here

Hey visit our entire collection of Mosques in Dubai by clicking here

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Stranded in Dubai?

These are testing times. Never have we been tested as a community like we are being test today. The Covid-19 situation will bring out the best and the worst from within us. We need to try and be the ones that support our communities. This too shall pass.

One of the most vulnerable among us are the ones who may have entered UAE on a visit visa in the hope of landing a job but could not exit quickly. Lot of the countries have placed all international arrivals on hold and some of the visitors may be stuck here. I really wonder how they will cope in this trying situation?

UAE and Dubai specifically has always risen to the occasion. This pandemic and the resulting situation doesn't spare anyone. Irrespective of nationality or ethnicity.

If you can, reach out to at least one stranded visitor. Reach out and help them in any way your can without putting the general public at risk. This is specifically so as human to human contact is something we need to minimize. Some of the ways we can help is just by sending out messages of comfort. Post messages on social media like Facebook and Twitter and let them know you understand their plight. just knowing that will be comforting by itself.

Help them with communication. They need to communicate with their loved ones regularly. This is  a costly affair. May be you can help them with communication. 

Help them find a job. This is the best support you can provide

Some of them may be hard pressed with finances. May be you can sponsor daily meals.

Check out if you can help. Join the Facebook page by clicking here

Friday, February 21, 2020

Mangrove Walk - Abu Dhabi

May be it's just my love for quiet and nature. The time spent at the Mangrove Walk was worth a million. 

Located on Jubail island between Yas Island and AD city, this is an absolute must visit site. Spread across the huge area, it has 3 walking paths with the longest being approximately 2 kms. Aside from the nice peace and quiet of the walk, one gets to be one with nature. The walk through the mangroves provides an interesting insight into the complex ecology. Mangroves are a rich habitat for a variety of species including birds, insects, and fish. Information boards placed along the path are an excellent source more information about the flora and fauna that live in the mangroves.

Things to note; visit during the high tide.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Heritage Village - Abu dhabi

The Heritage Village experience is a one of a kind. It takes you into a time capsule as you travel across eras of the past and get  ring side view of the rich history and culture of UAE. 

The recreated village provides a peak into the way of life in the country's past eras. While the village has a wide range of exhibits, the most interesting for me was the various demonstrations and workshops by skilled craftsmen. There were Emarati ladies weaving carpets and creating other ornamental works. The wood carving and the sword making workshops were of special interest for me.

The village is an excellent option for a day out with the family. Aside from the display of the rich history and cultural aspects, the kids will be able to see many local animals including a camel, a horse, cows and goats. 

To get to Heritage Village, click here. 

You can also contact The Heritage Village at +971 2 6814455


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