Saturday, June 7, 2014

Uptown Motor City

Located off Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road (Old Emirates Road) and right next to Dubai Autodrome is this beautiful gated community of Uptown Motor City.

Made up of mostly low rise buildings, this gated community is a favourite destination for Dubai's expat population. The community boasts of large parks, several swimming pools and other modern amenities.  While the large gated community is a completely residential complex, it has a nice mix of retail experiences right outside its's main gate. Some of the retail establishments include Spinneys supermarket, Starbucks, Cafe Nero, Lucky Pizza, Chin Chin restaurant, a couple of banks and pharmacies and even a cosy Mother Care outlet.

For more resources on Uptown Motor City, click here and here.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Dubai's street graffiti

Titled ' Connecting Minds, Creating the Future' is this 140 mtrs long wall covered in graffiti. Located along Beach Road, this awesome exhibit is right next to Dubai Ladies Club or Jumeirah Beach Park in Jumeirah. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Formula 1 Grand Prix - Abu Dhabi

What a splendid end to the fifth edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The sheer superlative performance of Sebastian Vettel this year was further stamped by a huge 30 second margin from the second placed Mark Webber. After having sealed his championship in the previous race in India, there was no letting go by the world champion. Vettel raced as though this was the deciding one.  

Although a big fan of the Mercedes team, I was happy to see the Red Bull team finish 1 - 2 in the end. They truly deserved the honor. In the end my favorite Lewis Hamilton had a few spots of bother today and was lucky to finish seventh. He could have well finished at the head of the pack today if not for the unfortunate incident in the last lap of the qualifiers yesterday. 

The organizers lived up to most of the promises having put up an extraordinary show for the day. The village was buzzing with excited all through the day with lots of stuff to do. As for me I thoroughly enjoyed the big race experience changing tyres at the NBAD stall.  

One area that needs attention is the maps and directions around the place. While I consider myself a bit challenged when it comes to finding my way around, I was surprised to see the number of confused people struggling to reach their seats. And a few of the attendants seemed as confused as the fans.

In the end what a splendid finale to the 3 days of fun. Well done to the guys in Abu Dhabi. 


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