Tuesday, 25 May 2010

At the Top of the World

Burj Khalifa

Salam semua..
Tik tok tik tok lagi sebulan saja lagi untuk balik ke Malaysia. Sekarang rumah penuh dengan kotak-kotak untuk packing barang. Sekarang juga, kami tengah pulun untuk pusing tempat-tempat menarik sebelum meninggalkan negara UAE ini.

Minggu lepas, bersamaan 17/5/2010, kami ke Dubai Mall dan vroom..kami naik ke tingkat 124 daripada 200 of Burj Khalifa, bangunan tertinggi di dunia. Our trip to the top was at 10 in the morning and we managed to book the ticket earlier therefore we have to pay Dhs 100/adult. If to buy the ticket on the spot, we have to pay Dhs 400/person termasuk la kanak-kanak..terlampau la mahal.

Tiba di tingkat 124, kami terus menuju ke anjung tinjau, pemandangan dari atas memang sangat menakjubkan.. maklum lah ini pertama kali naik bangunan setinggi Burj Khalifa. KLCC pun belum naik lagi. Dari atas boleh nampak Dubai Mall, Syeikh Zayed Road dan kawasan sekitar Dubai. Memang cantik..
Selepas 1 jam berada di atas kami pun turun untuk cari makan di Dubai Mall pula..
Sekarang mari kita layan gambar-gambar ye..

For more information on Burj Khalifa click here

Luqman bergaya di depan Burj Khalifa at 930am.
Nice view from Dubai Mall
Posing lagi Pemandangan dari atas Syeikh Zayed Road..itu stesen monorail cantik kan
Dubai Mall
Luqman tengah menikmati pemandangan

Family photo Luqman dan Ummi
Bye bye Burj Khalifa..
Jalan jalan di Dubai Mall, nampak coklat yang sangat comel ini. Tempat makan di Dubai Mall tapi kami tak makan di sini pun.
Dubai Mall

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Selamat Jalan Tun & Kuchai

Salam..

Nampak gayanya nya orang Malaysia kat Abu Dhabi ni dah semakin surut gara-gara kemerosotan ekonomi. Minggu ini kenalan kami Tun dan Kuchai akan terbang balik ke Malaysia pada 19/5/10. Semoga perjalanan mereka dipermudahkan dan keep in touch ok.
Minggu lepas Tun dan Kuchai datang lunch di rumah ala-ala farewell lunch gitu. Walaupun kami baru saja kenal, tapi dah macam adik beradik pula. Apa apa pun nanti kita jumpa kat Malaysia, boleh buat piknik kat mana-mana:)

Abi & Kuchai
Ummi & Tun & hero yang dah kepenatan

Friday, 14 May 2010

Going back for good.

Salam..

Dah lama tak update blog tercinta ini. Antara sebab-sebabnya kami tengah sibuk mengemas dan packing barang-barang untuk pulang ke tanah air tercinta. kali ini bukan pulang untuk bercuti tetapi pulang untuk selamanya..terasa gembira bercampur sedih. gembira dapat jumpa sanak saudara tapi sedih nak meninggalkan negara padang pasir ini setelah lebih kurang 1 1/2 tahun bermastautin di sini. lepas ini ummi bukan lagi seorang SAHM, ummi dah kena mula berkerja tahun depan, wah sedihnya nak meninggalkan anak-anak di nursery.
InsyaAllah kami akan balik pada pertengahan bulan depan, lagi sebulan je tinggal. Selamat tinggal Abu Dhabi.. panjang umur kita jumpa lagi

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

A weekend in Sharjah ~breakfast picnic

scenic view along al khan lagoon

To conclude a long and eventful day we ended up spending the night at kak zu's house. The next morning we had breakfast ala2 picnic at Al Khan lagoon just across the road. Kak zu had prepared nasi lemak with special sambal sotong. We went out at 7.30am but the weather was quite hot, only then we realize that we are the only group enjoying the picnic that morning :) no wonder orang arab like to picnic at night
nasi lemak with sambal sotongready, get set....gooooooo! Luqman~playing nintendo with his buddies makan makan ramei-ramei After having a big breakfast, now it's time to exercise..lets go swimming
ingin ku petik bunga di taman Ummi and Luqman sharing the moment together-gether
Dah letih la tu.......

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Wall vs scrap-book

Luqman's new hobby is drawing on the wall. If he had a pencil or crayon, instead of drawing in his book, he'll start to scribble something on the wall. Yes, drawing is one way for him to learn but not on the wall. Now, Ummi has to find an interesting way to encourage Luqman to express his creativity on his scrap-book. But how? Any idea?


Luqman artistic expression etched on the wall..Yezza Luqman..teruskan usaha anda.. nanti Abi cat dinding ni :)

video

Monday, 3 May 2010

A weekend in Sharjah ~ Qanat Al Qasba

Salam

Last Friday we received an invitation from Kak Zu & family for lunch at their home in Sharjah. It is one of the 7 emirates in UAE, just 30 minutes drive from Dubai but almost 2 hours from Abu Dhabi.

It was a get together event for x-PJH families in UAE (only 3 families). We arrived in Sharjah at 2.30pm with Nizam and Eti in tow..... to our delight the foods were already served on the table. Kak Zu had prepared rendang tok. lasagna, kurma ayam, air asam and delicious salad, plus Uncle Zaf with his fresh ikan bakar. nyum nyum..so yummylicious. After lunch, as usual the we had our sembang-sembang session while waiting for our next activity~a visit to Sharjah's famous canal, Qanat Al-Qasba.

Qanat al-Qasba is the most popular tourist attraction in Sharjah and is located near the corniche , about 10 minutes walk from kak zu's house. Restaurants and cafes are plenty with nice waterfront views and lively mini funfair.

The main attraction is the Eye of the Emirates, which offers great panoramic views of the Corniche and its surrounding areas. One can say its quite similar to the Eye on Malaysia (which we tried like 2 years ago). We took the ride on this and the view is really amazing. The tickets are Dhs30/adult and Dhs 15/children over 3 years old.
Arrived at Al Qasba eye of the emirates~views from inside the cabin After all the thrills and spills of the ferris wheel ride, we really enjoyed watching the musical fountain that dance to the music. All the children were very excited because they were allowed to play with the water while waiting for the next music.
children playing with water..luqman is thinking of joining the crowd.... opps..dapat pegang air pun jadi lah..
We end our trip with a ride on a traditional wooden boat known as abras. From the boat one can really enjoy the panoramic views of the walkways and the modern skycrapers of Sharjah. We took a private boat just for our group which cost only Dhs80/per boat.
waiting for the abra sharjah islamic bank building.. can you see a tamar tree at the centre, it is a real tree. nice kan.
x-PJH guys yang membawa diri ke uae, from left En.Nizam(dubai), En.Halim(abu dhabi) and En.Zaf(sharjah)scenic view from the abra

Fuddruckers@Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi

If you're a big fan of burgers and salads, you'll love this restaurant. Fuddruckers is one of our favourite restaurants in Abu Dhabi, offering wide range of burgers and salads. Usually we will eat at Marina Mall branch after penat berwindow shopping. But last two weeks, we went there and this branch was temporarily closed for renovation.. frust sangat , dah la tengah lapar. So, we decided to try the one at Al Wahdah Mall. I forgot to snap the pictures of the food, because I was too hungry. This time we've ordered a kid's meal and a burger complete with salad (salad boleh tambah2 itu yang best). Kononnya berdiet that's why Ummi and Abi were sharing the meal. Memang sedap!
So kawan-kawan kat abu dhabi, kalau ada masa try lah makan di sini :)
al wahda mall Coloring while waiting for the food
Ok boys its time to go home...

Sunday, 2 May 2010

I love your blog

I received this award from Syigim, my neighbour in Dubai, mother of 3 kays. Thanks a lot Syigim, I love your blog too. Now, I would like to pass this award to my friends because I love their blogs!
To neny, soon to be like martha stewart-versi Malaysia, mis- wish i can sew like her, my old friend sejak A level nana, my x-schoolmate nur, atun-my friend in abu dhabi, fairus in dubai, oyis a Dr to be in the UK and izma in jordan.

I really love these blogs because they are sharing a lot of info pasal masak-memasak, jahit menjahit, travelling experience and cerita ceriti family.
Sudilah terima award ini :)