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في رحاب مسجد الشيخ زايد في ابوظبي

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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في زيارة عمل الي الامارات و بعد اتمام عملي كان عندي يوم اظافي لنفس فقررة ان ازور مسجد الشيخ زايد في ابوظبي واراه بنفسي 

فعلا في صباح يوم الاربعاء ذهبت من دبي الي ابوظبي وقررة ان اصلي الظهر في المسجد 

بدأت بالذهاب الساعه العاشره حيث انه الطريت يستغرق قرابه الساعه و ثلث و بالفعل وصلت علي اذان الظهر 

دخلت المسجد و انبهرت من هذه التحفه الفنيه الرائعه اليكم الفديو في الاسفل 

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بعد الصلاة مباشره اخذت كم صوره و رجعت الي دبي لأتجهز للعوده الي الكويت و علي فكره قمت يأستأجار هارلي ديفيدسن للرحله :) هذي صورته تحت 

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Turkey the new found love

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

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This post should have been published last year since we traveled to Turkey back at October 2013 but i was lazy to post. The love i have for Turkey got me to do this post about our trip so here it goes.

I honestly underestimated Turkey and didn’t think it a great tourist destination, Itsallg000d suggested that we go to Turkey instead of our US canceled trip and i just wanted to travel anywhere and since i have been hearing a lot about Turkey i said what the heck i’ll go.

Man i was into a surprise! Turkey really turned to be an awesome place i’m talking about weather, nature, shopping, people, architecture, sight seeing, history, and food, food, food.

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We stayed at the City Hotel wonderful place. In total we stayed 5 day in Turkey 4 in Istanbul and 1 day at Bursa. Personally i prefer Istanbul but Bursa wasn’t bad specially the Hotel we stayed at we a dream to me, i’ll came to that.

At Istanbul:

We went to the dolmabahce palace which was the last Khalifa palace before Mustafa Kamal Ataturk sadly abolished the Khalifa. Its a MUST visit when you got Istanbul

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Also no visit to Turkey would be complete if you don’t visit the Blue Mosque at Sultan Ahmed with Aya Sofiya Mosque/Church

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 Since we are football fans we were lucky to get tickets for a GalataSaray match in the Turkey leg. The crowd were so crazy and just loved them.

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Of cures you have to go to the Grand Bazar, The Spice (Egyption) Bazar, A walk on the Bosfor and took a fairy cruse to the Asian side.

As i said in the beginning Turkey is so much about fooooooood so here are some pic’s about that

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 Then we went to Bursa.

Its a bit slow past than Istanbul people are more friendlier. It feels like a country side. I so much loved the hotel we stay at it felt like a Lukanda :P and i don’t know how to spell that it seems like a family owned this place and the daughter was on the reception, the son was the waiter, the mother was the cleaner and the father was the driver :D

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This is the hotel

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Not so much to do in Bursa except for sight seeing

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Good times travel fast, so we did end the trip to Turkey and travel back to Kuwait with a new found love called Turkey

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Traviling Elite

Monday, June 24th, 2013

EliteThe other day i was chatting with a buddy of mine that i call Mr. Professional cause that the most word he uses :) about my need for traveling. I told him i just wanna go to a place next to the sea to relax and maybe riding horses.

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He told me of a new traveling agency that just opened and have a new approach for planing your holiday / vacation will at least to me which made me fall in love with there concept and made me compose this post.

We payed them a visit – the address and contacts will be at the end of the post – to check their idea out.

We met the GM of the agency and he explained to us what they have different to offer.

Vacation

you could walk in their place and tell them you want to travel – with out saying where – to do 1, 2, and 3 like out door activities, nature site seeing, food, …, etc and they would suggest to you a specific place with a complete package (air ticket, hotel reservations and booking to your activities) so lets list there expertise below:

Tourism

Sports events

Religious tourism

Health treatment

And their specialty “Honeymooners” :D as explained by there GM that’s the most request there getting.

Personally i liked the people there and i shall try them out for sure on my next destination if you tried them before or planning to please give me your feedback.

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Address:

Sharq, Khalid IBN Alwalid Street, Plot 40, Block 7 Injazzat Tower

Phone: 22202080

Fax: 22202090

Email: info@elieholidays.com

Twitter: eliteholidaystt

Instagram: eliteholidaystt

 

Coolest Tourism Commercial

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

 

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Holland has it all, The “Original Cool” Love this campaign, it’s creative and joyful

Sharjah Visit

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

The last time i visited in Sharjah was in 2005, actually, that was during my 2nd visit ever to the UAE since 1991. To do something different than being in Dubai going from mall to another, we decided visit Al-Sharjah. Unlike Dubai, Sharjah is more conservative, quiet, and family oriented. We wanted to stop by Sharjah’s Islamic museum but we preferred more kids orientated place. We ended up going to their Al-Majaz Waterfront which is an expansion of exsiting legendary park. Beside cafes and restaurants, it has jogging track, picnic areas, day care centre, sculpture and art parks, splash park and Mini Golf course. The new place is amazing for family chill out; i like ALWAN center concept. it has professional team specilized in kids learning and talent development, they arrange many activities like arts and crafts, origami, piano lessons, yoga, story-telling, jewelry-making, pottery, planting, cooking … etc In addition, it equiped modern play area divided into two age groups sections.

Later we headed to Al-Qasba for dinner. although, they have kids area and rides but kids were very tired to do anything else so we went directly for dinner. Al-Qasba is another nice place to dine or to experience Eye of The Emirates, ferris wheel. Al-Qasba also known entertainment, cultural and art events. In case you want a change from Dubai experience while still looking for good quality time with family, taking quick trip to Sharjah is recommended. [Pictures via khaleejtimes & emirates247]

Gulf Run 8 is happening

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

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Just received information for Gulf Run 8. We attended the event last year and it was awesome, i do recommend that you attended as well. As for us attending this year i’m not sure i will decide at the last moment as i usually do :P

Many bloggers have attended such as 7jidude, q8stig and our family nest. I think there were more also.

below are the Gulf Run 8 information

Event Schedule: 
Kuwait:
Thursday, Jan 10th: Al-Falah Carwash
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm |Stickers placement
Friday, Jan 11th: 360 Mall
  • 10:00am – 10:00pm | Car Show
Saturday, Jan 12th: 360 Mall
  • 10:00am – 10:00pm | Car Show
Bahrain:
Wednesday, Jan 23th: Bahrain International Circuit
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Car pickup for vehicles transported through GulfRun (not mandatory)
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Sticker placement for non-Kuwaiti vehicles.
Thursday, Jan 24th: Bahrain International Circuit
  • 8.30am – 5:00pm | GulfRun7 Day 1 (Outer Circuit / Inner Circuit )
Friday, Jan 26th: Bahrain International Circuit
  • 8.30am – 7:00pm | GulfRun7 Day 2 (GP Circuit / Autocross Competition / Quartermile Drag)
Kuwait:
February – To be announced – Between the 3th & 6th Of February
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm | Awards Ceremony
Hopefully by then the weather will be Sunny and Clear for the CarShow & Track!

Suvarnabhumi Airport is the most-instagramed place in 2012

Friday, December 28th, 2012

 

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Instagram announced most-instagramed top 10 list,  guess, Thailand travelers should be thanked. Many have expected typical iconic geeky cities to take 1st places but Bangkok has it it.

  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ in Bangkok, Thailand
  2. Siam Paragon (สยามพารากอน) shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand
  3. Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California
  4. Times Square in New York City
  5. AT&T Park in San Francisco
  6. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  7. Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
  8. Eiffel Tower in Paris
  9. Staples Center in Los Angeles
  10. Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles

Great idea: Cats Cafe

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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Just as i thought i did everything in Japan i didn’t know that japan with all the weird things they got they also have a cat cafe. I found out about that from Mark 248am Instagram.

So how does this cat cafe work? check out the video i found in YouTube. So if your a cat lover and heading to Japan check these cafe’s

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Zaroob Palestinian restaurant in Dubai

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

During a business trip to Dubai i walked into a restaurant called Zaroob which i found that is a Palestinian restaurant it’s the first time for me to have Palestinian food which was quite good. It’s just like Lebanese or Syrian food with a twist.

The food is delicious and feels so fresh. I was going there every day for breakfast for 3 days, on the third day the works where telling me on my way out: See you tomorrow! i told them: oh tomorrow i’m going back home, but next time i’m at Dubai i’ll visit again :)

So i like the food, the workers there and the decoration was quite nice and cozy. Strongly recommended and you shouldn’t miss their cocktail one of the best i’ve had.

Location: Sheikh Zayed, Jumeirah Tower

Open hours : daily 9am-3am

Phone: 04 327 6060

I became friends with this young boy, quite funny guy or at least he thinks so :P

Oh yes the Zaroob is the small building (Hut) attached to the Barn.

EDO Wonderland ;)

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Located at Nikko one  of the most funnest places in Japan and personally one of my favorites. Edo wonderland is a Japanese theme park that illustrates the old Japan when Tokyo was called Edo with all the experiences of Japan in one day.

 

You can dress up as a samurai, a ninja, a geisha, …, etc and just walk around the park and enjoy the shows.

To experince Edo wonderland you need a full day for that. Do start early in the morning because Nikko – where Edo wonderland is located – is far but its a very strong recommendation!

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Khalid1881 and i got in a bet of a fight but we settled it like true samurai’s this is no joke those are true katana swards

By that i conclude the series of Japan’s posts for 2012 i hope i’ll be there again and again love you Japan and thank you Khalid18881 for being my best friend in Japan :D