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Sands & Sun

I thought I was dreaming! But it’s real, I just couldn’t believe that finally I have experienced the sands and sun in the Middle East.  Not only that, it’s amazing to feel weightless and to accelerate into the sky in less than 5 seconds in a true F1 experience only @ Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the home of the world’s fastest roller coaster  yaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! Visit for more details of Ferrari World Experience. (You may click image for a larger view.)

I remember when Bon of once mentioned this…”BM, I know you can go to so many places for your travel escapes but you can never go to Saudi Arabia, unless for work.” hahaha, yeah he’s right, but now, I should say, I have at least stepped on the sands of the United Arab Emirates, an Arab country in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council of which Saudi Arabia is also a part of the Council). And as shown in the Google map, UAE is adjacent to Saudi Arabia, so geographically, I guess, there’s no big difference  – and the people, the culture, the weather, the food — everything (I guess) is almost the same, which means, I’ve almost gone to Saudi Arabia haha huwag ng kokontra! :)

But of course I’d like to share with you some photos I took as I witness the spectacular and distinct beauty of the land of the Emirates!

Magnificent  architectural design of buildings in Abu Dhabi and Dubai including the Burj Al Arab, a 7-star hotel and the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world today.

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – the most imposing religious and national landmark in Abu Dhabi (I landed on the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet inside the big dome. Wow!

Kubus and veggies unlimited – SARAP! Served with roasted chicken..I think I gained some pounds haha!

The Atlantis at the heart of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai (seen from the Monorail)

Dubai’s The Palm Jumeirah and The World (a man-made island of paradise, sea and sky! One of today’s great engineering epic, absolutely fantastic creation (photos taken from my seat while on board EY428 bound for Manila)

And no doubt, it was really an awesome, a very very HOT and another one of a kind adventure, haha. Everything is fantastic!  What more can I say? Sila na ang mayaman!