Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Standing on a Man-Made City in a Desert

After a 13-hour flight, we finally arrived in Dubai! We were greeted by Gopal's cousin, Naman and his friend Sachin, and they are really cool dudes! I can see us being good friends for a long time!

Since we lost a day in Dubai, no thanks to the weather issue in NYC, we only had 48-hours, so here it goes:

Day 1 - 5:30 PM: Tried India Street Food called Pani Puri, did 6 "shots" or bites of it, had some Parathas (pan-fried Indian flatbread) for dinner, headed to Bar 360 (a circular bar on the waters) for Shisha (REAL Hookah) and bottle service (of course), and finally ended the night with a view of Atlantis and stroll on the Palm beach. Bed at 4:00 AM.


Day 2 - 11 AM: Headed out to grab some lunch (variety of Parathas, another type of flat bread), Dubai Mall (6th largest mall in the world) to check out the aquarium and ice rink,  headed to the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, to check out the sunset and night time views (and to shamelessly market MeSocial), headed to the beach to check out the city night views, and then ended the night at the Marina and a cafe to smoke some more Shisha. Bed at 2:00 AM.


Day 3 - 9 AM: Beach time for a couples hours before it got too hot, then back to pack. Headed to the airport at 5:30 PM.
Oh yeah, that work related stuff, we stopped into an electronics shop on the last day, picked and paid for 3 brand new fully loaded laptops (for my developers) all in a matter of 10 minutes, probably the fastest time for me to buy anything, let alone laptops!

Cannot wait to visit Dubai and see Nanam and Sachin again, still need to sky dive, go on a desert safari, and do so much more! Now off to India!

(Side Note: I know this is a quick and dirty of the Dubai trip but I promised to keep the blog postings short!)

TT Advice: As long as you keep thinking "I," you will never know what "WE" can do. 

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