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

2 comments:

Oyis said...

wah lawa la pemadangan nya. siap dpt naik mcm msian eye tu, tgk2 pemandangan. luqman x gayat ke hehe...

mesti best sesekali kluar mlm kan? sejuk dan nyaman je :)

ummiluqman said...

mmg best..luqman ok je siap berjalan jalan dlm kabin. skrg dah masuk summer siang panas sangat kalau nak keluar, tunggu mlm baru boleh jalan2