Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Trip to Dubai | Burj Khalifa | Al Barsha #4

 Burj Khalifa

 At The Top, Burj Khalifa

 In order to enter the Burj Khalifa, We need to visit the Dubai Mall. The entrance is located on the Ground Floor in The Dubai Mall.

We booked the tickets '' At The Top , Burj Khalifa " on prime hours for 200 aed per person online. It costs more for prime hours and It's more crowded on prime hours but worth it! You can come earlier to avoid a very long queue.

 We arrived 30 minutes earlier and we didn't queue at all. But things were different when we walked out from the Burj Khalifa! It was a very very long queue! we were shocked, It was like an endless train of people queueing to enter the Burj Khalifa.

 I think It's more recommended for you to book it online, since It's very convenient and easy to claim your tickets and just straight walk in to the entrance gate! note that your lighter and knifes if you bring one, will not allowed to bring in, so They will keep them for you.

 We were so so excited and nervous by the tallest building in the world, like we're finally inside!! We walk through halls and get on the lift that has so many stories and histories of the building. Watch our vlogs At The Top, Burj Khalifa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KZbgWcHzpU&t=393s

The Dubai Fountain from the top at Burj Khalifa

 It took us approximately 1/2 minutes to reach the top ( 125th floor ), If I am not mistaken.
The views at the top's so amazing! Breathtaking! especially on the observation deck, It's so stunning! You can't visit dubai without visiting this place! I mean, why not???
 There are souvenir stands/stalls/store at the top, We bought some chocolates, or should I say a lot of chocolates, and souvenirs! I love everything about Burj Khalifa! We spent around 2 hours at the top, our legs were tired, so we decided to leave and pick a restaurant/cafe around the Dubai Fountain.

 When we went in to the lift, the staff told us not to use our flashlight while taking the video and pictures inside the lift. but apparently there are some visitors cannot understand english so when the videos going on inside the lift, the flashlight keep coming out and we barely can watch the video, it's so frustrating. When the lift going up, you can feel the pressure in your ear and starting to pain, because it was so fast, it took us approximately only one minute to reach the observation deck at 124th floor ( 452 Meters ). when we reach the 124th floor, we are so amazed by the view. you can almost see everything of the Dubai City from this floor. we really enjoyed the view, took some photos, and vlogging.

 We went to The Dubai Fountain, It was so crowded! we took photos and vlogging , suddenly the dubai fountain show started! We keep on coming back to the Dubai Fountain after that day! We came back to watch the shows the next day and the other day! so, We saw The Dubai Fountain shows at noon ( the first show ) and ( the last show ) midnight on different days! will never get bored of the Dubai Fountain SHOW!! Watch more at ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWYr9ee6w7M&t=38s )

Youtube Link : At the Top, Burj Khalifa
                         The Dubai Fountain

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Trip to Dubai | Mall Of The Emirates | Al Barsha #3

 Trip to Dubai | Mall Of The Emirates | Al Barsha #3

 Mall Of The Emirates ( DUBAI VLOG #3 | Mall Of The Emirates | Al Barsha  )

 Who build an indoor ski resort and snow park in the middle of desert? here comes the first Middle East's indoor ski resort and snow park. 500 seats capacity Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Magic planet and one of the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Dubai.


We always had a great morning. We had our breakfast at the same place for 4 days, at Eat and Drink Flora al Barsha. The owner is really friendly and lovely towards us, we always had a good laugh and chit chat every morning . It was a super best service from him! If you ever visit the eat and drink at Al Barsha, around Flora Al Barsha! Don't forget to visit this place, the food is good, especially the Mutton soup! I love it so much!!! so yum!!! 

 After we had our breakfast, we went to the mall of emirates. The first time we reached the mall of emirates, It was a wow! The stupid thing is our right side was exactly The Dubai Ski, but we were so excited that we walk straight to the left without seeing around. We have forgotten about the Dubai Ski until we're about to walk back to our hotel and we were shocked! the Dubai Ski was just on the right side from our entrance door! We enter the Mall from The kempinski hotel.

 We had a good time, we shop for a few goods. And I was looking for the bags and sunglasses too that I was looking before at Singapore, sold out and blah blah. But, It didn't upset me at all since I was distracted a lot by the moments we had in the mall. And yeah, the Dior lip tattoo launched but they only have 4 color options, so I only pick one of them. And, all of us do know that the full color options launched in Korea, and I am over excited that my next destination is on POINT!! I will be coming back to Korea this summer! which is on his birthday! I want to try everything, literally everything at the Mall of Emirates! 

 Also, I got a lot of compliments on my silver chrome nails since I was at Singapore, girls are so flirty with my nails lol. I love them too! 

 Watch our DUBAI VLOG #3 | Mall Of The Emirates | Al Barsha  ( leave comments,subscribe and click thumbs up if you love it! )

 I love Dubai! After 4 hours stroll at the mall, we went back to our hotel. We decided to spend our free time at the Gym and the cafe at our hotel. 

 So, did we really spend our time at the gym? I did! 5 minutes playing and 15 minutes chit chatting with people and 5 minutes vlogging and we're out! ( DUBAI VLOG #3 | Mall Of The Emirates | Al Barsha  )

 We spent the night at the cafe for 1 hour, actually hans was using the business centre and it was located on the cafe's corner. The scent of the famous Jamaican coffee was all over my nose, so we decided to have a cup of coffee, and we stroll around our hotel at night. We went to the ZOOM, to buy groceries. We didn't realize the prices in ZOOM is considered standard to expensive, since It was our first time went to groceries, I bought not so many things. snacks and chocolate dates that cost us around 800 uae dirhams. It was only 4 premium chocolate dates and 6 bags of their local snacks. and If you ever visiting the ZOOM, note that most of the things in ZOOM didn't show their price tag.
( I would do better next time, I didn't took a lot of pictures because I forgot, I posted on my instagram stories instead and It's gone after 24 hours, POOF! sorryyyy ) check out my instagram to keep you the latest update of my life at Annie Junita

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trip to Dubai | The Jetty Lounge | Dubai Marina Walk. #1

We arrived Dubai around 5 am ,
We couldn't sleep well while on a flight and also for Annie, She was running a fever, and cold. I was really worried that she might not get better soon, even though she managed herself so well. We were so excited, exhausted and really really sleepy when we arrived Dubai's airport. We went to money changers to exchange USD to Dirham, it took an hour because we need to queue. After that we decided to have a seat at COSTA, before we finally decided to go to our hotel.

  We were kind of confused at first, but when we reached the taxi counter, they recommend us a VIP female drivers. She is really friendly and lovely! I am so happy to meet her and get to know about Dubai from her. The moment we left the airport, we were stunned by the buildings! Annie and I are over excited! Even though, Annie was sick, she was so excited! The power of excitement!

 We finally arrived our hotel ( Hotel Flora Al Barsha ) around 8-9 am, Hoping that there was a chance we could check-in earlier. But turned out we couldn't and we have to wait with dying mode at the lobby, but luckily they let us check-in around 11 am which was great, Thanks to Flora Al Barsha! 

 Flora Al Barsha

 The hotel we stayed in is a 4 stars hotel, it's a very convenient and nice hotel. If you are looking for a hotel to stay in Dubai with a reasonable price, This hotel is a must stay! It's only 2 minutes walk away from The Mall Of The Emirates. And if you are willing to run, you will reach the Mall within 30s to 1 minute, Depends on how fast you run. :) 
You can peek the hotel room situation on our vlog : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcGwUEBY9Zw&t=17s

 We rest and took a long nap until 4pm , Luckily, Thank god, Allhamdulillah, Annie got a lot better after it. 

 We decided to go to a place where we could chill and rest, so I took her to the Jetty Lounge at One and Only Mirage hotel and Resort to freshen up our body and mind. After we got there, I got to say the place is really beautiful, the resort, the beach, the lounge and especially the view. We sat at the beach side, enjoying the sunset, the sea breeze.

 It was kind of windy that day, It's a perfect weather for us to enjoy the ambience. We had our quick dinner, I forget the name, but it's a combination of three types fish, the octopus, salmon and tuna fish.

 They tasted delicious! It was flavored in unique ways that I've never tasted before. The waiters also provided a very very good service, They take a good care of us, We were really satisfied and told the waiter that we love everything about this place, food, ambience. The waiter then told us about the food that we ordered were just improved, they didn't serve it this way before, and yes It sure was delicious than before. Everything was perfect! The Jetty Lounge really made us happy, and have a good time, I chose the right place for us that made us forget everything about life at the moment,

 After we spent a good evening at the Jetty Lounge, we went to the Dubai Marina Walk. We strolled around for awhile, had some fun, took some photos, and vlogging! The place is really nice, there are so many boats and cruises parked around the Marina, you can rent some of it with a good price.

 I asked Annie whether she wants to rent a boat or anything going on with the sea, but she said she was too tired for that and wanted to stroll around and leave earlier. I was kind of worry about her fever running wild again, and I was kind of tired after walking around the endless Marina walk that goes round, so we did leave earlier.

But before we leave, We enjoyed the views! The skyscraper buildings, etc. We were sweating quite a lot, still exhausted after a long flight and Annie's hair messed up since we went to the beach lounge earlier, worried about her fever running wild, so we decided to skip the mall, skip the boat, skip the bars, no drinks for the night and head straight back to our hotel, BUT we had a quick dinner at the restaurant named EAT & DRINK before we end the day!

(Instead of taking pictures, we focused too much on taking videos on this trip, request for the videos, you can CONTACT US directly at the right side bar ( Contact Us ) on the blog website)

Also check out our DUBAI VLOG #2 | Dubai Marina Walk | One and Only Royal Mirage | Jetty Lounge 

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- Hans Alexander 
( posted by Annie )