Last December, I went to Dubai on a school trip and visited many of their tallest, largest, shiniest buildings. But this was one side of their Real Estate boom (or bust) that I didn’t see, so ‘The Slaves of Dubai’ is a pretty informative and worth a watch. Click here to watch.
I am still Upset about the (now I’m sure) stolen camera & more importantly the pictures in it! Grrrrr. I know the whole experience & memories are more important, but memories fade and pictures serve as a fantastic physical capture of the moments. Alas, I have to satisfy myself with ‘refurbishing’ my photo album with ‘koped’/’grabbed’ pictures from my friends Facebook. I pray to God that they are as huge camwhores that I think they are and will have more than enough pictures capturing significant moments (like my jumps and poses at the Step Pyramids, Pyramids of Giza, especially the Great Pyramid & Luxor Temple & Karnak Temple in Egypt, and the breathtaking view from the mountain-top at Al Ain in UAE!).
In any case, in my search for photos, I stumbled across a fantastic shot of gorgeously beaded shoes and slippers that can be found in the Middle East.
I tried on a few myself, unfortunately my feet did not find them too comfortable & I was broke. Nonetheless, they are incredibly pretty to look at!
Other buys from Dubai were:
Nine West Ankle Booties & Nine West Strappy Heels (together they cost less than SGD 100)
Forever 21 Oxfords
Pictures courtesy of my phone.
More pics to come as I compile photos from the trip!
Blogging from Abu Dhabi International Airport’s service centre right now…We took a cab down from Somerset in Dubai over here, in a Dubai Taxi. The cab driver was an eccentric character, who only offered to send us ALL the way to Abu Dhabi instead of just dropping us off at the bus-stop in Dubai to take a coach to Abu Dhabi because ‘all my friends have gotten customers to Abu Dhabi except for me!’. He is a crazy driver who was going at 150km/h down Sheikh Zayed road, and who kept exclaiming ‘This is Abu Dhabi!!! This is what an Emirates is like!’, while gesticulating crazily with BOTH HANDS off the wheel.
Nonetheless, quite entertaining for me.
Cairo men are also quite perverse, though I got harrassed substantially less, probably because the guy to girl ratio was 2-to-1. I had the boyfriend & friend flanking me on both sides. One of the sales people actually said it looked like I was a Princess with 2 body guards.
Cash is running terribly low and I haven’t checked in my baggage. My hand-carry is ridiculous, I hope they let me pass through (especially for Air Asia).
Till I’m at home or till I get Internet Access next!
Since my last post, we have been to Doha, Qatar and am now in Dubai.
Have been shopping abit, shisha-ed once or twice, and fallen victim (slightly) to the flu. I hope to visit the outlet shops and more souks soon! Haven’t bought my fill of lingerie, shoes & shisha pipes!
Dear Friend who asked, the Doha International Airport is kinda like Changi Airport Terminal 1 but alot smaller. Meaning your Duty Free browsing/shopping can be done is about 30 minutes. If you take your time. There is WIFI but it is a little slow. I’m not sure if you can exit the airport given that you’re in transit, but if you do, the malls have more shopping and the Islamic Art Museum is AMAZING.
More on that when I get back I suppose!