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Friday, November 01, 2013

Dubai Part III and final :)

If I keep being wordy about this, I might need about 10 parts, so decided to go the photo route ;). Here goes:

Day 5:
At the Aquarium at Dubai Mall 
Stood near the tank of Piranhas for a long time to get a click of those teeth ;).

I hope they can't come out of there!

At the top of Burj Khalifa, actually the 124th floor.
I clicked about 20 pics of the sun setting gradually, will not bore you with all of them ;)
Also saw the Fountain show which is next to the mall, no pics as it was dark by then, but it was quite spectacular.

Day 6 and 7 were spent mainly meeting friends, which was very relaxing after all the hectic sightseeing and walking around and a lovely catching up as well.

Day 8:
A "quick" camel ride at the Desert Safari

Mehndi is a part of the experience, but this "extra shiny" one came at a cost :).
Day 9:
IKEA! No pics allowed inside, which made sense I suppose.

Got driven around on the Palm Jumeirah which is completely reclaimed land
This pic has the Burj Al Arab adjoining the sea and the Burj Khalifah in the background
Another breathtaking sunset from the same location
Day 10:
We nearly gave this one a miss, but as I had promised D some snow we managed to just about make it to Ski Dubai. 

I found Dubai's lampposts most fascinating. I must have seen and tried to click at least 7-8 varieties, here are a couple of them :).

And it was time to be back and into our routines before we knew it!


  1. Love, love, love the photo route. Sometimes, pictures really do say so much more. And, what a lovely holiday! Glad you got this break!

    1. Thanks Shailaja :) It seemed the way to go considering the amount of photos I had to choose from. Am tempted to write a LONG footnote of the stuff that I have to get out of my system though ;).

  2. Nice pics Aparna! Dubai seems like a lot if fun!

    1. Thanks Sudha :). Yes it was, a good place to for a holiday for sure.

  3. Wow those sunsets are so Orange!! Must have been some sight. H loved the toothy piranhas and N wants that glitter mehendi.. so your post had something for everyone here at the OM house! (PS: The Husband is at his siesta or he'd have chosen a fav too).

    1. Aww that's so sweet Tulika, thank you :). And please tell H I'm so thrilled he appreciated my waiting and photographing those teeth!