Vivid – Meaning: intensely deep or bright.
For this week’s challenge I could have added some lovely traditional Faanoos lights to this post and I know you would like them but then.. I let my imagination run wild. So here is a little throwback picture(2013) from the city that never sleeps – Las Vegas.
Love the bold, bright lights.. this is the city of dreams!
Bellagio Musical Fountain
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Dubai is not all about fancy cars, huge towers and gold. There is a lot more to explore than the malls here.. One such place to visit is Old Souk. If you are a tourist, this place should be the first one your must visit places list. The beauty of the Souk is that nothing has been changed in years. All small scale traders sell traditional clothing,local handicrafts, spices, and souvenirs. My friends who are visiting here from UK loved the place. A trader taught one of them to tie a Gutra (Traditional Arab headgear). Of course he had to purchase it because the trader was so enthusiastically and passionately explaining the culture of UAE and the traditional clothing here. The fragrance of the Arabic Oud and the spices is a bit overwhelming but wonderfully warm.
The place faces creek side and the windy weather just makes the atmosphere more beautiful. At the end of the market you will find entrance to the Abra. Abras are wooden motor boats which can accommodate upto 25 people. The Abra costs at just AED1 (27 cents) and a great way to travel from Bur Dubai to Deira.
Some of lovely spices , herbs and dry flowers
Bright and bold glass lights
Handmade glass art
Hope you enjoyed the little trip through my photos.. ❤
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Adding my entry for this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge. Let me know if you like it 🙂
I love the angles of Burj Al Arab in Dubai, looks like a protractor!
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I absolutely love visiting new hotels and exploring everything around it. Last week I got a chance to stay at the most beautiful Hotel- Emirates Palace.
I had always heard about it but never been here before so I was imagining it more to be like a Palace with traditional designs and maybe some history. Though none of it was true..I googled and checked that its construction was only for a luxurious seven star hotel. So no Palace really but the treatment is nothing less than that of a Royal. Fresh towels on entrance, friendly staff, Gold work on the dome from inside. Totally in love with the place. Its spacious and huge! Some areas are so confusing that I had to ask the staff there to escort me till my room. I was lost exploring the place. Another beautiful thing is the view at night. From the exclusive beach area Emirates Palace looks stunning!
During my stay I dined at Le Vendome which offered buffets costing at 250-300AED (with non alcoholic drinks) per person. Vast variety of food, right from quiches to Arabic mezzes to local catches and their desserts station was amazing!My server also informed me that the restaurant promotes a lot of local farmers produce and they are appreciated by diners for this initiative. Everything was perfect expect the fact that the amount of vegan dishes at buffet were very few.Otherwise Le Vendome is a better option for lunch and dinners because a brunch would cost somewhere around that much anyway.If you are looking to celebrate an occasion or want to impress that special someone I’d definitely suggest this place.
Overall,Emirates Palace is a place you must visit once. Its beautiful, its grand and its truely ROYAL! I took 413 pictures just in one day. Can’t share all here but sharing some of my favorites.
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