Thursday, May 3, 2018

2018 Golden Week Trip to Dubai Day 9

It was raining when I arrived at the Narita Airport around 7:30 am.

I sent the suitcase by using the privilege of the gold card again.
When I came home around 11 am, it was fine.

The first thing I always want to do after coming back from abroad is to take a bath. So I did taking time.

The trip to Dubai via Kuala Lumpur was very interesting, and I made some friends.

I am looking forward attending the next one.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2018 Golden Week Trip to Dubai Day 8

My first trip to the Middle East, and my first trip to Dubai went well for the most part.

But the last transfer to the airport was not. I was told that "Your transfer was confirmed" so that I had waited at the hotel lobby earlier and waited for more than one hour. But nobody came and I took a taxi to the airport.

I left Dubai at 3:10 am for Kuala Lumpur.

I arrived at Kuala Lumpur around 2:30 pm.
First I exchanged some money. Then I went to KLCC by Express train and other train. It cost RM55 and RM2.40, and took less than one hour.

It was hot and humid at first and started raining a little bit.

I enjoyed taking pictures of twin towers from the park and went to the Mandarine Oriental hotel lobby to meet my friend from high school.

We had dinner at Hakka Restaurant, which seems very popular. There was a folding roof, and after a while it opened and became light, but it half closed again later according to the weather.

After that we went to see the beautiful scenery of night view.

Around 8:30 pm I headed for the airport by blue taxi, which cost RM148 and took one hour. At the counter I asked the seat change to the window side. To my lucky this time again I got a premier seat behind the business class without having somebody next to me.

I used every money I exchanged.

It was a nice short stay in Kuala Lumpur.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

2018 Golden Week Trip to Dubai Day 7

It was fine.

My last day here at Dubai was very fruitful.

After checking the hotel, we went to Ibun Battuta Mall to see the mist besutiful Starbacks in the world. ai am not sure if it is the most beautiful, but indeed it was very beautiful. There were exhibitions of Ibn Battuta, the world traveler. I really respect him.

Then we went to Atlantis the Palm, the famous hotel with attractions. There we enjoyed the Classic Aftetnoon Tea. It cost AED140 with two drinks. Hot tea comes by pot so that you can have about four cups.

After that we went to Burj Kharifa, the tallest building in the world.We went up to 148 floor which cost AED535, very expensive for the entrance fee, but I really enjoyed the daytime scenery, sunset, anf night view.

Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 Golden Week Trip to Dubai Day 6

It was fine.

Since we extended one night, we decided to go to Musandam Peninsula, Oman. It is a full day cruising tour.

At first we were told to be at the hotel lobby from 7:30 to 8:00 but they changed the schedule and informed us the new time as 6:45 to 7:30, and we have waited and waited but they came to pick up around 7:40 after all.

We went to the border control and the port by bus which took about three hours from Dubai and changed to the boat. We arrived the snorkeling spot around 11:30 and stayed at the Haffah Qadema Beach for three hours including lunch.

We came back to the hotel around 7:30.

Then we went out for dinner.

The fullmoon was beautiful.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018 Golden Week Trip to Dubai Day 5

It was fine.

Today we went to Abu Dhabi by one day tour which I booked from Japan.

We had to wait for a long time to be picked up.
It took about two hours to go there by bus.

We visited Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque which was big and white and beautiful.
It was hard to take a whole picture.

We had lunch near the Ferrari Museum.

Then we went to the Louvre.
There were some Japanese exhibitions.
The building was very beautiful and amazing.

Tour ended at the Emirates Mall. We came back to the hotel by train.

It was another long day.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

2018 Golden Week Trip to Dubai Day 4

It was fine.

We had free time until 3:30 pm, so we had a relaxing breakfast in the morning. We walked around the lake for the first time snd visited 5  supermarkets to see people's life.
At 3:30 pm, we got together and went to Desert Safari which including 4WD running on the sand dune, camel riding, watching belly dancing, watching fire performances, having BBQ and so on. I also tried to wear the black costume.

It took about five hours and a half in total.
4WD riding was so exciting as a jet coaster riding.

It was a nice experience and I want to recommend it.

Friday, April 27, 2018

2018 Golden Week Trip to Dubai Day 3

It was fine.

It became a long day starting at 6 am.

We had a big breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Maybe too much eating.

The city tour started at 8 am, and ended around 9 pm visiting the famous touristic spots in Dubai including the beach to take pictures of Burj Al Arab, spice souk & gold souk, museum, Dubai Mall,  Dubai Fountain and so on.
We enjoyed everything very much.  Unfortunately there was something wrong with my camera and smartphone camera, I could not save some pictures in the evening.

I felt tired.