In Dubai for the week

The Burj Khalifa
Landed in Dubai on the 26th.
Basically it is a lazy trip financed by my mother, I always wanted to visit Dubai but it was not on my list of 2012 must visit. Mum just called me up one day and said, she was in the airport seeing off her sister-in-law going off to Dubai. The next thing I heard, would you like to visit the country and the awoof loving me said yes immediately.

I must say even though Dubai is really beautiful, it lacks the wow effect of Kuala Lumpur in my mind. The magnificent architectures is what Dubai has going for it. So far, I have been to the Mall of the Emirates, spent just 5 minutes there, hooked up with my friend and we left. Dubai Mall which is besides the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, The gate of the Burj Al-arab(the only 7 star hotel in the world), you are not allowed in without reservation. The Atlantis resort. My host and her friends took me to the cinema last night and we watched the Journey 2.  Tomorrow, I am off to for the Desert Safari and the beach.

Thinking Dubai would be hot, I came with only a pair of jeans. The black jacket, I came with was because it is cold in Hyderabad and I left for the airport directly from work. Dubai is terribly cold, even the weather in Hyderabad is better. My jacket is more or less useless but better than, having no jacket at all. Even with the Sun during the day, it is cold.

Nice to run into these boys again
At the Radisson Royal Hotel, seeing off one of the guys to the airport
 ♥ Lara  from Dubai

'Lara A

16 comments:

  1. Wow!, Dubai looks beautiful, 'hope to travel there someday.

    Nice pictures, Lara.

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  2. I so want to go to Dubai at some point. Looks like a chill place....Na u dey reign o! Madame Lara Ajala....lol

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  3. I have to confess that I'm not too keen on going to Dubai because it seems so 'plasticky'
    I'm not too keen on shopping and that seems the only reason to go there? Maybe I'm wrong...........?

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  4. Dubai is really a beautiful place. I wanted to go to the desert safari while i was there last year( I had heard so much about the camel rides, belly dancers and spicy food) but had spent all my money on shopping :-). I agree with you about the cold weather though I loved it. It was a welcome change from the heat of Lagos. It's really chilly around this time of the year, but can be very hot i think in august. Have fun dear. And do take pictures of your desert safari experience.

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  5. Looks like you're having a great time. I'd love to visit Dubai on day.

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  6. I want to visit!!!Nice pictures.Enjoy your trip miss

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  7. Dubai is a beautiful place, lovely pictures, really lovely. I hope to visit there someday :=)

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  8. Beautiful Dubai! Only been there once... Maybe it'd be my honeymoon destination... we'll see.

    So wa pa, Lara?

    - LDP

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  9. Great pictures, I also hope I can visit someday. I've heard a lot about the place.

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  10. Your mom is the coolest! Enjo!

    lol@Ajala traveller from Honeydame. She's green joo.

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  11. Really enjoyed this post with its gorgeous photos. My hub was in Dubai in November and said lots of what you said. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

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