Abu Dhabi, travel

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is probably one of the grandest and most beautiful piece of architecture I have laid my eyes on in person. How could it not? More than 3,000 workers and 38 contracting companies globally¬†took part in the creation of the mosque using materials such as marble stone, gold, semi-precious jewels, ceramics, and crystals. Let’s not forget the gorgeous floral design!

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The most iconic view – even hypebeast posted a near identical shot (from another photographer ūüė¶ )

Some noteworthy features on its grandeur: Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi, desserts, food, travel

Afternoon Tea at The Emirates Palace

From Dubai, we took a day trip to Abu Dhabi on our own. ¬†Initially we considered buying a day tour but the tours only ran if a given number of people were interested in the same date and it didn’t really pan out for us. ¬†It was only about a 1.5 – 2 hour bus ride anyway.

The weather on this day was absolutely scorching that I literally did not want to do anything at all except to sit in the shade or indoors with A/C.  We visited a few musuems and looked at the foyer of Ferrari World, but the main highlight (other than the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Рmore on that to come) was Emirates Palace. From doing a quick search on their website, prices for 1 adult range from $1,000 CAD for the simplest room to $5,000 CAD for a suite (and then $15,000 CAD for the fanciest 3 room suite). Prices are insane, but met true to its name based on its luxurious interior and exterior.

The Emirates Palace is also well known to be a “7 star hotel” unofficially by the media.¬† Some of the suites are furnished with gold and marble and in the lobby floor, there is an ATM that dispenses GOLD!!!¬† Continue reading

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