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Dubai : How to Get to The Top of The World (Burj Khalifa)

(by : Rosye Beadle)

It was the 2nd time I was on the top of the world, Burj Khalifa. Actually it happened last year, however just this time I decided to share on my website.

What is Burj Khalifa? at the moment Burj Khalifa is the tallest tower in the world. It reaches 828 meters (2,722 ft) heights, 830 meters (2,717 ft) heights to tip.

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Where is Burj Khalifa? it is located at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

How to go to Burj Khalifa? either you can go by taxi, tour bus or Metro.

For the first visit, it might be a bit confuse to find the entrance from outside. According to my experience, the much easier way to reach the entrance is you go inside the Dubai Mall (main entrance). Anyway, the 2nd time I went there it was on June so it was hotter than usual and so dusty. However it did not reduce my intention getting another pictures from up there.

This is the interesting view from 160th floor that I captured. I set the zoom on to get the clearer view of Dubai fountain.

at the top of Burj Khalifa


Thank you for reading. *rb-Jun17

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UAE : Inside The Burj Al Arab

(by : Rosye Beadle)

Last February (2015) I had a chance to attend a fashion show event at the first 7s stars hotel, The Burj Al Arab in Dubai. It is said that Burj Al Arab is the world’s most luxurious hotel. Several times I had events close to this hotel and I would not miss to take picture of the hotel from a different angle. Finally I decided to overcome my curiosity for how interesting this 1053 foot high building from inside.

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The building is located in a man-made island, Jumeirah. I had to cross a white bridge to enter the hotel. Just after I entered the hotel lobby, I was completely sure that I wouldn’t be disappointed as my eyes were indulged by the interesting modern architecture. It’s so unique and how luxurious? It was answered by the real gold plated interiors.

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After I browsed at first floor, I went to the second floor. There were restaurants, luxury boutiques and more gold things to be captured with my little camera. Then I moved to upper floor that was Al Falak ballroom. The design is inspired by the 18th century Vienna opera house style. One word, Stunning!

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A Guide to Living in Dubai

(by : Rosye Beadle)

Hi readers,

This is the second year I have resided in Dubai. I would like to share some tips of living in Dubai. If any of you plan to stay in Dubai, these informations might help you to find loads about the city.

Transportation, Dubai has Metro which can be reached from stations at many locations. Another moda transportations are bus, taxi and the new one is called Dubai tram. Just get a Nol card at any Metro station for AED20 as a start, it is also used to pay the bus and tram. Try a traditional boat to across the creek with AED1 only.

Shopping, there are many shopping centres in Dubai. It is one of the fashion hub in the world. One of them is Dubai mall which lies next to Burj Khalifa. Many minimarkets are available in residence areas. Several local online shopping can be found in Dubai, some of them offers cheaper price than in store, some offers just the same price as in store. It is one of interesting way to shop, but need to be careful before purchase, read  their policies carefully and check the company credibility. Sometimes the idea of what they call costumer service or helpdesk is not really a help. Waiting for the shopping discount festival is a trick to get cheaper goods in stores, usually during January.

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How to dress, what you need is a summer clothing to wear. Sometimes a scarf or a light jacket is needed when walking around in a mall especially in the evening. The Emiratis wear national dress, they are Abaya (for women) and Khandura (for men). In many areas you can find signs to dress appropriately as the rule is to cover your shoulders and knees.

Food, At the beginning I thought it would be difficult for me to find food that could indulge my tongue and stomach. Surprisingly various international food can be found easily in Dubai, such as haute cuisine,fast food, and home-made food. Lately I am in love with Arabian food 🙂  So in my experience there is no issue to get delicious food in Dubai. If you like to drink alcohol, it is available in hotels and bars. It can not be found easily at many places. There are lots of restaurants offer discount for friday brunch.

Pray community, It is not difficult to find the pray community , such as for Christian, Hindu or Buddha in Dubai. Usually the places can be found through website.

Weather, the hottest climate in Dubai is during August. It could reach 51 degree celsius. Often people are advised to refrain from outdoor activities during this month.  October to May are the best time to walk around and explore the city.

Small thing but important, have a sunglasses, hat, sunblock.

*rb-Jan2015

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