Welcoming a new year will always be the most exciting part of the year where we always start making new goals, setting up dreams & start believing that something new & better will come. I guaranteed myself that this year will be my best year in terms of achieving more of my travel escapades & blog plans for 2014. So here's my January photo diary on how awesome did I start my year. So keep on reading my blog for future blog post dedicated to all of my regular blog followers out there.
Monday, 10 March 2014
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Shaek Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of United Arab Emirates. It was initiated by the late president of UAE Shaek Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and is considered to be the key for worship in the country.
As the country's grand mosque, it is the key place to worship for Friday gathering & Eid prayers. The mosque was constructed from 1996 to 2007. It is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates & the eighth largest mosque in the world. The mosque size is equivalent to the size five football fields approximately. During Eid it can be visited more than 40,000 people.
It was named after the founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nhayan who is the first president of the UAE. Zayed had a keen interest in the history of the Arabian Peninsula. In the Arabian Desert, Zayed learned courage & chivalry. The experience that Sheikh Zayed had growing up in a harsh environment had a tremendous impact on shaping his exceptional personality. He was known for his patience, insightfulness & optimism but the central trait of his personality was wisdom.
Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque was a dream in the heart of Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. The Mosque is an expression of a visionary leader who believed that nothing is impossible & conceived that the most gracious achievements start from the heart.
The Shaek Zayed Grand Mosque.
Sunday, 2 March 2014
What a great experience to spend the first night of our Dubai experience at Al Mansour Dhow Dinner Cruise by Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Deira Creek. From Abu Dhabi, we spent 2 hour bus ride to Dubai. From IBN Batuta Station, we went straight to our hotel in Four Points by Sheraton in Bur Dubai. We got ourselves some good rest & went straight to Dubai Deira Creek for an exciting dinner cruise. We got this awesome deal at cobone.com for only 75 dirhams ($30 SGD) or around Php 1,100 pesos. You just make online payment same with Groupon, then present your coupon, then you will be welcomed by hospitable staff aboard the majestic wooden hand crafted dhow for an amazing dinner cruise experience. The two hour cruise will let you experience the sight, sound & taste of true Arabia.
Majestic view on the open deck of our Dubai first night Dhow experience.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Ferrari World is a Ferrrari amusement park on YAS Island in Abu Dhabi. It is considered to be the largest indoor amusement park in the world. It officially opened in November 2010 and is home to Formula Rossa, the world's faster roller coaster at 240 km/hr.
The iconic roof of Ferrari World was designed by Benoy architects. The central park is situated under a 200,000 sq. meters roof making it the largest in the world & has the largest Ferrari logo ever made. The centre of the roof is marked by a 100 metres glazed funnel.
Formula Rossa- accelerate up to 240 km/hour in less than 5 seconds in a true F1 experience aboard the world's fastest roller coaster.
Fiorano GT Challenge- Kump into a Ferrari F430 Spider as two competing GT coasters race to the finish line.
Scuderia Challenge- Experience the ultimate state-of the-art racing simulators on a variety of Ferraris, solo or with a group.
Bell'Italia- Enjoy a refreshing change of speed as you explore a miniature Italy, in a small-scale 1958 Ferrari 250 California.
Made in Maranello- Cross the gates in Maranello and into a tour of the historicFerrari factory to see how a Ferrari is born.
Driving with the Champion- Live the dream of the sitting shotgun with a racing champion in this motion-based simulator.
Galleria Ferrari- Get up close and personal with the ultimate display of Ferrari cars, hailing from Maranello and top collectors from around the world.
V12- Journey into the heart of a 12-cylinder Ferrari 599 engine in this exciting flume ride.
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Discover the Spirit of Abu Dhabi for an ultimate desert life experience.
This was one awesome once in a lifetime experience to finally witness & experience the Desert Safari where you will truly experience the true desert of Abu Dhabi. We booked a half day safari tour for only 180 Dirhams by Sunshine Travel & Tours which I highly recommend for every dollar you spent was worth the experience. Out tour started at 3PM where tour service fetched us straight from our hotel & made our way for an exciting drive over the sand dunes. Watching the sunset from the dunes, visiting the camel farm & visiting an Arabic camp were just so amazingly memorable.
Our journey continued in the Arabic camp where varieties of activities including henna painting, sand boarding, Shisha & the infamous belly dancing. After which, they served us with Arabic BBQ dinner as sunset started with local music for a night you will never forget & you will be treated to traditional Arabic hospitality with coffee & dates served as they have been foe centuries & continue to be served in Emirati home today.
Sunshine Travel & Tours
P.O. Box 46806, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 2 444 9914 / +971 2 444 7228
Top of the world at Al Khatim Desert during sunset.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Ending up the year 2013 filled with more parties, travel escapades & memories to cherish forever. Now we're starting to write our own stories for the book of 2014. My mantra this year is to take vacations. Go as many places as I can. For you can always make money but you can't always make memories.
Monday, 17 February 2014
Believe x Supreme is another random fashion statement I came up with on a normal work day in Singapore. I just realised that my BELIEVE statement shirt & my SUPREME cap got a total matching style combined together. Throwing some fashion accent like Gucci bag & classic Vans sneakers will always be one great look. Simply experiment with your everyday style & you would always come up with great style for everyday fashion look.