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 www.taragis.com for more details of Ferrari World Experience. (You may click image for a larger view.)

I remember when Bon of bonistation.com 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!

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23 Responses
  1. [...] Abu Dhabi Joel Matira (BM) | Jun 24, 2011 | 0 comments // Experience hype and fun as Batangmangyan showcases what’s inside the world’s first Ferrari theme park, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. [...]

  2. bino says:

    finally nakatuntong ka rin sa middle east!!!

  3. jason says:

    eto na pala yon! mali ang pinagcommentan ko bwahahaha

    ayos ah! talagang napakagala mo kuya jo bubblerwap!

  4. BON says:

    hahah. tama sige na nga karugtong narin naman ng KSA ang UAE at may mapa ka pa talaga! ha.. convincing! lols

    astig ng experience mo ah, buti kapa nakapasok na sa grand mosque hanglaki at carpeted!! ang yaman naman nila! sunod sa layaw ang mga building structure pati dagat ni rereclaim at ginagawang islands! hahah.. parang si batangmangyan lang ang yaman kung saan saan pumupunta alis ng alis! ^^ pasalubong oy!!

    • BM says:

      haha ilang milya na lang na buhanginan at saudi na taragis. ganda ng grand mosque, first time ko nakapasok sa mosque sa marawi city sa mindanao, this is my second time. astig, mababait naman pala ang mga tao, mayayaman at sila na ang pinagpala haha. pasalubong?? ikaw ang magpasalubong taragis! salamat tol ha.

  5. ikaw na ang bestfriend ng prinsipe ng abu dhabi! sige ikaw na nga haha!! kakainggit ang trip!!

    • BM says:

      uy salamat tus, kahit hanggang ngayon ay isa kang palaisipan sa mga bloggers kung totoong tao ka ba hahaha. hindi kaya isa kang arabo?

  6. eli says:

    wow. grabe! ibang klase ka talaga, BM!

  7. Tsiremo says:

    Yummy cucumber and olives. :D

  8. kaye says:

    at baket napadpad ka diyan??? grabe ka-gala mo naman at kung saan saang panig ng mundo ka napupunta.

    naguwi ka ba ng buhangin? hihihi!

    seriously, bakit ka nga nagpunta ng Ferarri abu dhabi? wala ka man lang bang pasalubong na ferrari? haha!

  9. azilair says:

    mukhang wala ka pic s dubai aquarium and underwater zoo..

  10. wow! ang galing! saudi na nga yan… hahaha!!! walang kokontra talaga eh… hehehe!!! salamat sa pagbisita sa site ko… :)

  11. McRICH says:

    sayang we could have met up if I knew you’re coming here!! balik ka dito dali :)

  12. otep says:

    wow burj khalifa sana nag ala Tom Cruise ka.. ala ghost protocol hahaha.. kewl. inggit much :D

  13. nice… ang ganda ng pics,,, ikaw na kuya joel

  14. Zen says:

    Grabe, daming makikita sa middle east ah. Gusto makita yung tallest na building na yan.. :)

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