This is the final part of our Dubai 2014 Trip....the links for the previous parts as below :
Hari Ketujuh - 28 November 2014
Today is Friday .... and here in Dubai, almost all shops are closed and reopened after the Jumaat prayer ... since there were no activities, the whole place was so quiet and deserted.
We went out for breakfast ... even shops selling shawarma and such were also closed. Even KFC next to our hotel was closed. Lucky us, McDonald's across the street was the only one which opened for business, so that was where we had our breakfast.
After breakfast, we went back to the water taxi station and they were also operational ... so kita pun naik sekali lagi abra. Bila dah sampai hujung sana, boleh pulak terjumpa ex-bosses Encik Mon that were here for meetings. Dah ronda-ronda kejap, we went back to the other side and singgah Jesco Supermarket.
We bought some cheese spread, nestle creams (flavours not available back at home) and some salad seasoning. Then, cepat-cepat balik hotel untuk packing dan checked out. My friend's husband will come to fetch us before going to the mosque for Jumaat prayer.
After Jumaat prayer, my friend brought us to Zaina Restaurant for nasi arab ... food was very tasty. yummy alhamdulillah. We were told that there is a hotel near Zaina restaurant that is recommended, it's called Rose Hotel if not mistaken.
Then we went to Mall of Emirates. Dalam ni ada Ski Dubai. Due to time constraint, and furthermore it was almost little button's afternoon nap time, kita just amek gambar from luar and sempat shopping sket.
|Louis Vuitton in jawi|
|6 pieces of PH macarons about AED200 ... ada berani?|
Then, kita balik rumah my friend untuk refresh sikit .... and join gathering kampeni kawan yang kebetulan ada petang tu. Lepas tu, kita pegi ke Global Village.
Global Village ni cuma dibuka untuk bbrp bulan sahaja dalam setahun .... biasanya dalm bulan Oct/Nov hingga ke bulan April tahun selepasnya. Masa kami datang tu, Global Village tu baru dibuka dalam beberapa minggu saje ... dan dia dibuka 7 hari seminggu ... apa yang menariknya Global Village ni? Global Village ni macam fair yang mengumpulkan hampir semua negara di dunia dan terdapat booth yang mempamerkan budaya serta menjual barangan yang menjadi identiti negara masing-masing. Bayaran masuk dikenakan sebanyak AED15 untuk setiap orang dewasa. Tapi kat dalam tu, boleh dikatakan charge minimum untuk semua bende ialah sebanyak AED10 ... macam secawan air asam jawa .... sepiring kecil baklava .... etc
|Stall selling so many types of honey in Yemeni Booth|
Booth Malaysia pun ada tapi sangat memalukan lah. dalam tu takda pun satu budaya Malaysia yang diperkenalkan .... yang banyak dijual ialah barangan-barangan dari China macam revolving mop, kit silap mata, undergarments dan beg tiruan. Dengar cite, biskut Julie's pun dijual tapi masa kita gi tu takde pulak nampak. Dengar-dengar lagi, ada macam-macam hal di sebalik tabir yang menyebabkan booth Malaysia sebegitu rupa .... tapi nak buat macam mana. dah di luar bidang kuasa.
Hari Kelapan - 29 November 2014
Today is our last day in Dubai ... so we tried to cover what we could ... our first stop was Burj Al Arab. On our way there, we stopped by at an Iranian Mosque and across it, an Iranian Hospital.
On to the next tourist attraction ..... the famous Dubai man-made island Palm Jumeirah!
|Aerial view of Palm Jumeirah|
|Burj Al Arab from Palm Jumeirah|
Another must-go shopping mall in Dubai is the Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall. It's a very large mall and consists of 6 courts, Egypt court, India court, China court, Andalusia court, Persia court and Tunisia court. Each court's design is inspired by the countries that were visited by Ibn Battuta.
|Though it seemed scorching hot, it was a very windy day|
|One of the courts - Persia Court|
|very magnificent interior|
|It's a rotating statue|
|We had lunch at the food court. Thai food set for 2 pax AED74|
|Another court - Andalusia|
Masa memang berlalu pantas .... sebenarnya banyak lagi tempat nak cover lagi, dan our host, pun nak bawak kita pergi banyak lagi tempat .... tapi apakan daya, dah nak kena balik untuk pack. It was rushing but we were very happy and satisfied.
|Lake in my host's kawasan perumahan|
|Sempat lagi little button main football dengan anak-anak kawan dan jiran|
|Bye-bye Dubai .... may we meet again insya Allah|