Holland has it all, The “Original Cool” Love this campaign, it’s creative and joyful
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]
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
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
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
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
Oh yes the Zaroob is the small building (Hut) attached to the Barn.
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!
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
Before leaving Kyoto and head back to Tokyo for our final 3 day in Japan Khalid18881 and i planned to stay a day at the 9 hour hotel but we canceled the idea cause we didn’t like surprises but we sad at least let’s check out the 9 hour hotel.
I knew there are capsule hotels in Japan but i found this one – 9 hour – on youtube and planned to check it out once we’re in Kyoto, Japan. this is the video.
I expected the capsule to be cramped but i was surprised how wide the capsule is and the hotel facilities are clean, stylish, and organised.
The idea of the hotel is for business people who are staying at Kyoto for a day or less and people who missed their last train and want to wait it our or for people with a hangover
There are separate floors for men and women even the elevators are segregated. Check out the photos we took!
Defiantly will book at the 9 hour next time i’m in Kyoto it’s once in a life time experience.
Kyoto meaning “The Capital City” was the capital of Japan before Tokyo, today it’s a Cultural and religious capital for Japan. In deed Kyoto is full of culture and Temples.
Although this is my second time to travel to Japan it is my first time to go to Kyoto, It gives you the old traditional feeling of Japan which made me fall in love with it.
Khalid18881 and i wanted to experience the culture as much as we can so we booked a Ryokan -which is like a Japanese inn- we were almost breathless when we saw the Ryokan i felt i went back in time to the Samurai era. It had only 6 rooms to accommodate guests and the family who owed the Ryokan served the guests. We would come back every night and chat with them till late at night. It was a pleasant experience that i won’t forget.
There are a lot of awesome pleases to visit there, we went to an area called Nara a small city next to Kyoto, its famous for the free roaming deers, they are considered as messengers from the gods that’s why they let them roam free, Khalid18881 had one chancing him around XD.
Next we visited Fushimi Inari one of the oldest and famous shrines in Kyoto and it was a part of the movie “Memories of a Geisha” i like the place because i like the movie. Khalid18881 and i ran into the woodwork just like the movie
Soon enough we went back to Tokyo to stay 2 more days before we conclude our visit to japan and head back home… i have about 2 or 3 more posts remaining for our trip in Japan. Stay tuned
Ah finally i’m back to blogging! i know i spent a lot of time away i don’t know just got out of the mood for blogging. I went to the UAE then i went to Mecca for Pilgrimage, a week after i’m back i went to the UAE again for a conference, so i have a lot to blog about, i hope i don’t lose momentum for blogging.
I’ll resume posting the Japan trip posts, there are a lot of things i want to share with you about that amazing part of the world, i still have 3 more posts about Japan including this one so here we go ….
Ginza, Shibuya, and Shinjuku are considered the hip areas in Tokyo (including Reppongi but i didn’t go there) most of the people there are teenagers fashionably showing off their crazy yet hip fashion there were looking really cool too.
Ginza is considered a high class of Japan and luxury shopping, hang out and fine dinning.
Shibuya is funky and a major hang out for the Japanese youth, it has the best Starbucks according to me you should check it out.
Shinjuku is another major hang out for J-youth and it has the “Park Hyatt Hotel” where they filmed “lost in translation” with the “New York Grill Restaurant” you have to try it but i have to tell you its very pricey $$ (first picture in the post)
Now only Kyoto and EDO Wonderland post are remaining will try to post them asap