Crisis in Europe!

It seems that the recent trade union stike in Madrid will fail to cease in the coming days. And according to Gulfnews, similar scenario are scheduled in Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and Serbia!

So for all passengers taking a flight with Dubai’s Emirates or Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, I suggest that you alter your plans now or you might face cancellations of flights!

According to recent reports, Emirates flights to Madrid were cancelled starting on Tuesday until Wednesday.

Etihad, on the other hand, announced that their flight to Brussels had been diverted to Cologne last Tuesday while flight was delayed on Wednesday!

Check their websites for up-to-date reports on the European situation:


Heaven in a box!

Heaven in a box!

MMmmmm.. a day is never complete without dessert and a doughnut is just one of those sweets you just can’t get enough of.

Thanks to Krispy Kreme, our sweet tooth will always be delighted. I had a taste of this heaven after watching a movie in Dubai Mall. Strategically located just on your right after exiting the Reel Cinema entrance, it is just one of those stops that you will never regret. Of course, the original Glazed flavor is the top choice but I also went for other flavors such as Glazed vanilla. I’m not into those doughnuts with filling, I guess I am just a fan of the original doughnut with a hole in the middle because it’s classic and original. Well that’s just me.

Just FYI:

KK officially opened its first outlet in Deira City centre on 16th March 2007.  Whew! That’s 3 years of bringing delight to glazed fanatics!

One Event, Unlimited Destinations!!! ATM 2010 in Dubai

Emirates Globe in ATM 2010

The Arabian Travel Market 2010 kicked off on 4th May in Dubai World Trade Center and was opened by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum himself (he is the Ruler of Dubai for people who might be wondering).

The event hosted seminars, careers day, conferences and newly featured zone which has free massage, internet and mini stage for cultural performers.

Performers from Philippines (Culture Zone - ATM 2010)

On the night of the opening, I was lucky enough to attend an invite only Summer Winter Fusion Party at The Address Hotel in Dubai Marina. Whoah! My love for food was tested in the dinner event, I went with an empty stomach and feasted on Chinese dimsums, sushi rolls, German sausages, Arabic shawarma and an array of decadent dessert.

On the second day, instead of doing some serious stuff, I ended up eating popcorns at the Dubailand exhibit then in Meydan while watching a presentation at their built in theater. 

Meydan in ATM 2010

On the third day, I had some meetings done then eventually went to visit other outstanding stands in different halls. I was checking out Abu Dhabi and sat for a while in a chair when a lady offered to give me a henna tattoo. Who said you cannot have business and pleasure at the same time?

This was my first time to attend the ATM event  and I am sure it will not be the last one!!! (wink)


Summer Winter Fusion Party - The Adress Hotel Dubai Marina









Red Bull Air Race in Abu Dhabi!!!

Another weekend, another event…

Red Bull Abu Dhabi 2010 (photo courtesy of Red Bull website)

All sports enthusiasts must have filled up the streets of Abu Dhabi as the capital plays host of the Red Bull Air Race Series. The 2010 event  will have its qualifying day on 26th followed by race day on 27th March and can be seen from the city’s Corniche area.

The Red Bull World Championship officially began in 2005 and Abu Dhabi had been a host ever since. Ladies and gents, if you are still thinking what to do this weekend.. worry no more and head to our capital!! See you there!

Next stop will be in Perth, Australia! So catch the fever while they are still in UAE!!!

For more info, please visit

To my dear readers, if in case you miss the opprtunity, I will try to post some snaps here for you to enjoy.

25% off on all items at New Look

New Look is offering a whopping 25% sale on minimun spend of 150aed, yep that’s dirhams for residents of UAE!

Hurry up ladies and gents because this sale will not be for long as this particular offer dubbed weekend bonanza ends this Saturday (27th March 2010)

I am hoping that shops below are just near your crib! Shopaway everyone!

Dubai – Oasis Centre, Arabian Centre, Ibn Batutta, Dubai Marina, Dubai Mall, Burjuman and Deira City Centre

Sharjah – Sharjah City Centre

Al Ain – Bawadi Mall


It’s the 10th Anniversary of Dubai Motor Show and it certainly lived up to its slogan – “BRINGING YOU THE BEST THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER”. The recently concluded event was held from 16th to 20th December at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Show ticket was only 200 AED or 55 USD for a 5 day pass of Dubai International Motor Show and Outdoor Adventure Show combined. It’s worth paying for the pass as the event was truly a feast for the eyes specially for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Enjoy the pictures I have taken!

Ridley red bike


Dubai Motor Show 2009


classic car


Yas Marina Circuit Exhibit

Dubai Duty Free Sale


( THIS JUST IN! The offer of 20% was only good on 15th December. My bad! But the anniversary offer is still on for 20th! Still happy shopping everyone!) 

Good news for those travelling this week as I’ve heard from my sources that DDF will have 20% discount from 15th December to 19th December before the BIG DAY (yes, It’s Duty Free’s 26th Anniversary on 20th December) wherein they will give 25% discount on all items (not sure on this one though) as I know for sure that they do not include electronics and jewelries in the promotion but hey there are still plenty of stuff to choose from.

Plus your purchases will be TAX FREE!  

It really is a perfect time to buy gifts for your loved ones if you are a transit passenger or bring some chocolates for dessert if you live in UAE.

Add to the excitement is 15,000 square metres of retail space, you can start from Terminal 1 and go all the way to the Emirates Airline dedicated Terminal 3. A lot of space, a wider selection of products to choose from and a big discount, what more can I ask for?!

I am sooo loving this news!

Happy shopping everyone!

For more info, please visit their website:

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