Reuniting with friends whom you haven’t seen for a long time is always a great time. When I found out that some of my high school and college friends are in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, I cleared one of my weekends to travel and explore the city with them. But two days were not enough.
Actually, this is my second time to visit Dubai. I went there last November for a quick visit with college friends. We went to Mall of Emirates, Dubai Miracle Garden and had a quick stop at Burj Al Arab before heading back to Abu Dhabi.
Two weekends ago, I saw to it that I would have enough time to explore the city. I could have titled this blog as Colors of Dubai, when you see the photos, it would be very obvious. We met at Dubai Mall, and had a glimpse of Burj Khalifa. We thought we could watch the light show but we weren’t able to do so.
We spent most of our times at the Global Village. The venue showcased the products of the world, focusing much on the Middle Eastern countries. It was an amazing experience. Who needs to travel to these countries when you can have it one place? Check the video below to know more what I am talking about. Some of the vendors allow their products to be photographed, but others do not. So it is better to ask permission before taking photos.
The next day, we went to Jumeirah Beach. I planned to go flyboard but it was too late already. Better to book in advance next time. I thought the weather that day was perfect - not so cold, not so hot. Since there was nothing to do, we strolled, and found colorful spots to take some snaps.
all photos of me were by Bryan
The remaining time in the afternoon was spent in the famous gold and spice souk. I have never seen so much gold in my life. Each store was packed with customers. I believe that gold could be a good investment. What do you think?
The spice souk or spice market is very interesting. I never thought that there lots of spices and herbs used in cooking, healing and in various purposes. It was a good subject for photography too. I hope I was bold enough to take photos non-stop. Maybe next time.
Do you agree with me that Dubai is indeed colorful? Here’s the short video I made for my 2-day trip in Dubai.
Well, since it’s winter-ish in UAE right now, here’s how I sum up my writing scenario.
On A Poet's Desk During Winter
The raspberry candle
melts the web off the unexplored volumes,
warms the green tea in manila cup.
Paper balls fall from the desk,
but avoid the slumber of cigarettes;
the quill remains silent
its ink frozen.
Photos taken with Nikon
D7000 lens 18-300 mm VR