Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dubai Tour Part 1

Last 25th of October, my father arrived here in Dubai for his Eid holiday. I waited for almost two hours in the airport since there were many people in the immigration line because of many tourists arriving that day. We reached my home at Al Barsha at around 10AM so we rested for a while and prepared ourselves for our lunch in At.mosphere . Weeks ago, I made a reservation to this restaurant located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa. I heard many good reviews on this place so I booked for a table. The place was so cozy and we seated on a window side table. It was like having lunch on the top of the world. As you may know, Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building. Anyway, on the food serving aspects, it was kinda traditional. First, they gave us this complimentary food then the appetizer came in next. I had steamed fish with avocado and mango toppings and some chili sauce while my father had lobster. On the main course, I had grilled salmon and shrimp. My father enjoyed his well-done beef steak. The foods weren't bad at all but what I didn't enjoy was that the waitress was like in a rush for us to finish our foods.

After that fulfilling lunch, we collected our ticket in the 'At The Top' collection point for us to reach the peak of Burj Khalifa. We first bought some souvenirs while waiting for our scheduled time (4PM). It was about 5 minute walk towards the main elevator. Inside, the lights were really cool and the level countdown on the screen was amazing. From level G to level 124 and amazingly, it was a fast ride.

Upon reaching the observation deck, I was kinda disappointed because the terrace side was quite small. Also, I had this in mind that there will be a glass floor on which we can see directly what's below our feet (just like in Macau Tower). Nevertheless, the sight was breathtaking and we were indeed on the top of the world! Many tourists were there during that time so taking good pictures wasn't easy. We stayed there for almost an hour then we returned to the ground floor and made some window shopping in Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall by land area. We arrived home at around 7PM. I cooked tuna sisig and reheat the marinated shrimp that my father brought for me for our dinner.


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