Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Three-Day Weekend: Eid Ul Fitr 2013

It was one of those holidays where you didn't have a good plan on how to use it.  Eid ul Fitr 2013 fell on a Thursday making it a three-day holiday for my husband.  We don't exactly have a plan for the said day.  Most of my friends were already booking hotels to stay over and to bask in the sun.

As I am totally scared of the heat, being baked under 45 deg Celsius is not my idea of fun.  What else can we do without getting sun burned during the summer in Abu Dhabi?  Of course!  Head to Dubai.

We were a bit wary of going to Dubai because for sure most of the Abu Dhabi residents will also be going there.  Luckily, we arrived around 12 noon and headed straight to Dubai Mall.  I just like it there.  I don't exactly know why, I just do.  As promised husband took me to my favorite restaurant for lunch - Le Pain Quotidien.  Perfect timing because its also my Nanay's birthday.  Something to celebrate.  I ordered one of my favorites chicken tartine and husband had duck fricasse.

It was a scrumptious lunch.  So we had to walk off those calories and began our 6 hour window shopping and sort-of-shopping.  I know!  6 hours.  I thought my legs are going to give up by the time we went home.  During those we found this exhibit at the Grand Atrium of the Dubai Mall.  It was titled The Genius and His Inventions.  I was so thrilled to see such works.

Albeit it being a replica, it was still beautiful and amazing.  Leonardo da Vinci is truly a genius.  Who would have thought those machines he drew and created with what is available back then would somehow aid the machines of today.  The exhibit is free and its only until the 13th of August 2013.

The remaining two days of the holiday was spent running around the city with tons of errands.  Oh!  I just discovered that if you are craving for some fresh buko.  You can go to Mina Fish Market, one store by the entrance sells them and they can open it for you.  You can enjoy fresh buko juice and get to have the flesh for buko salad.  But if you don't want to rough it out, you can always go to Green House along Airport road.  They have tons of Filipino stuff that you miss from our country.

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