Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dubai Miracle Garden

During winter season, one of the places worth visiting is the Dubai Miracle Garden.  From www.visitdubai.com " Get lost in a one-of-a-kind world of wonderment at Dubai Miracle Garden. The park is home to the region's biggest flower garden with more than 45 million blooming flowers across 72,000sq/m, all showcased in a variety of immense sculptures and designs. Feast your eyes on blooming pyramids, stars, igloos, and hearts. Marvel at the record-breaking wall of flowers, or take a stroll under a ceiling of colourful umbrellas. Bursting with vibrant displays, the park feels more like an immersive art exhibit than a tourist attraction. You'll leave knowing you've truly witnessed a miracle: a mega garden in the middle of a desert"

It's really a nice place for picture taking or if you love flowers. Just a tip though, go as early as you can so there will be not much photo bombers in your pictorial otherwise you'll end up with a solo shot of yourself with a lot of people in the background.

This attraction used to be in Al Ain called Al Ain Paradise and entry was for free although it was not as big as this one, but still having not to pay was definitely a plus factor.

The entry fee is quite expensive for AED 40/ adult, AED 30/ child aged 3-12. It used to be AED 30 when it first opened and there are no group deal discounts (groupon, cobone etc.) for this, tickets are exclusively sold in their ticket counters and ticket purchased outside are not valid. Apart from that, the food is really expensive, so better bring water or just ear after your trip.

Let's photo blog, shall we.
It is a tourist destination and if you are in Dubai, do check it out although this will close during Summer Months.


More information about Dubai Miracle Garden can be found in their website: http://www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Global Village 2017

Every Year we visit the Global Village. It only opens between November - April before the summer begins. The day we visited was New Year's Eve and we waited there for the midnight fireworks.

Global Village is open from 4pm until midnight and we arrived there at exactly 4pm but it was already crowded.

The entrance fee is AED 15 and you are able to tour around the world without leaving UAE. There are a lot of things to do in Global Village apart from taking photos, you can buy items specific only to the country, there are concerts and shows, fantasy island which is like an amusement park with rides and games. Lots of dining options as well but they are pricey. They also have a grassy area where you can bring your mat and lounge around.

The only downside of visiting is the parking, it is really far from the entrance unless you opt to have valet parking which will cost you.We took the transport below from the parking as I was getting tired since I had to go back to the parking again after buying the tickets from the main gate.  I was wearing shorts and was not permitted to enter so I had to change into jeans.  The fee was AED 5 per person.
Waiting for the fireworks with friends.
 Global Village has greatly improved through the years and we will never get tired of visiting. 

Global Village is located at Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, Dubai, UAE.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Outlet Village

I love shopping is an understatement. So when I saw in the social media that the outlet village is already open in Jebel Ali, I just had to convince my hubby to go.

The structure and facade of the mall is really nice, it's very medieval. As per their website
The Outlet Village is your destination in Dubai for designer label shopping in a scenic & charming medieval Italian town setting. 

It sure did not disappoint, it houses a lot of outlet stores of popular designer brands like Michael Kors, Coach, DKNY as well as Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, New Balance etc.

It was very different from Dubai Outlet Mall as this mall has the "sosyal" vibe and it was not too crowded. Parking was very easy however there were limited dining options. We opted to eat in Ihop as it was the only one we knew and of course when you are with kids it's not a good time to try a new resto. 

Unfortunately for me but fortunately for my credit card, wala akong nabili. There were a lot of items I wanted to buy especially the Coach bags which were on sale kaso nagpipigil ako since kakabili ko lang din the week before from Coach in Dubai Outlet Mall. There were more choices in the outlet village though sayang!

The Outlet Village is near the Last Exit and Dubai Parks and Resort. So if you happen to go to those places, drop by this mall if not for shopping, to look around and take photos like we did.


It was Christmas season when we visited so there was a big Christmas Tree.
 
 To know more about the outlet village, please visit their website www.theoutletvillage.ae

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Last Exit Dubai

Last December we had a staycation in Dubai to celebrate the New Year. We decided to go and visit the last exit. The concept is really nice and something new in Dubai. It is a unique Food Truck Park concept. You can dine and chill with family and friends. 

Unfortunately it was already night time when we went and the weather was very chilly. 

We just bought food from chicks n' friends which was really good. We paid around AED 54 for an 8 pcs chicken bucket. We were not able to eat it there though as  it was really cold and Lexa was sneezing already. 

We hope to go back next time in the morning or mid afternoon before winter ends since most likely this will not be open during the summer season as it will be too hot.


You can bring mats and have a picnic in the grassy area
Location: Interchange 11, Jebel Ali Hills on the E11 highway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Website: www.lastexit.ae
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