31 December 2016

Drive Through Car Wash in Dubai...

The main difference between developing and developed countries is the use of man power and machine power. One such thing is automated drive through car washing machines. While we in India blame our car washer for not turning up in the morning for washing our car, Dubai offers automatic drive through car washing services.

You drive through the machine and the car goes through the splash of water and cleaning solution. Fast rotating vertical and horizontal scrubbers clean the car exterior. The car is then rinsed with a splash of fresh water and moves through dryer, which drys the water droplets on the car.

Below is the video shot by hubby while driving through the car washer.
While this uses lot of water for washing(which though is re-cycled), there is Eco High Pressure car washer which uses less water at very high pressure for washing. 
Of course these machines have already come to India, but I haven't come across any, around my place. Will definitly post about my experience on using them here in India.

23 December 2016

Sky Watch - The Eye of Emirates!!!

Replicating London Eye, UAE got its "The Eye of Emirates" in 2005. At Al Qasba in Al Khan Corniche, this 60mtr Ferris Wheel has 42 AC cabins which accommodates 8 passengers each. Its one of the known lankmarks of Al Qasba which you find as you enter Sharjah from Dubai. The ride gives great view of Sharjah and Gulf Coast.
The Eye of Emirates, Sharjah, UAE, Al Qasba, Al Khan Corniche

The Eye of Emirates, Sharjah, UAE, Al Qasba, Al Khan Corniche
These photographs were clicked from moving AC bus, during my first visit to Sharjah.
You can experience similar view of Dubai(but definitely not from this height) at the cable car in Creek Park. Below is the pic of the same,
Cable car cabin at Creek Park, similar to that of "The Eye of Emirates"
Travel Info
Visiting Hours:
Saturday – Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Saturday – Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
Thursday – Friday: 3:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Entry Fee:
Adults: AED 30
Children: AED 15

16 December 2016

All For Kids at Dubai Mall...


Candylicious, a Singapore based candy brand store is a treasure of famous candy and chocolate brands from around the globe including well known M&Ms and Hershey's. With a luxuriously rich and colourful look with a candy tree, the store not only has chocolates and candies but also Plush and Cushions, bag and Pouches, gifts and accessories, stationaries all of which take the look of candies, desserts and more and more sweets. If you have sweet tooth, this place is never to be missed.


These pics were clicked with my mobile cam and do no justice to the store, its richness and colours, here is one from their online store just to show you the actual richness.

Dubai Ice Rink

The Dubai Mall also features the Olympic-size Dubai Ice Rink that can host international, competition-standard events. Its a family-oriented attraction open to the general public, with regular ‘learn to skate’ programmes taking place. The rink also serves as a multi-purpose venue that can be transformed into a concert arena, or host private functions. A giant 20m x 10m LED screen is positioned at one end of the rink. (Info credit Burj Khalifa)


I heard Kidzania for the first time in Dubai, and when it was launched in Mumbai, it was no new to me and I decided to take my kid. This indoor edutainment has more than 60 establishments, with 80 plus role plays for kids at Dubai Mall. Check out my posts on Kidzania Mumbai, to know how this indoor edutainment chain works and what makes kids to be there again and again.
Vita and Urbano the characters of Kidnazia City(Clicked at Kidzania Mumbai as I haven't visited Kidzania Dubai)

Of course neither Candies, nor Ice Rink or Kidzania are only kids affair. Adults enjoy them equally, so don't forget to visit these with your kids when at Dubai Mall.

4 December 2016

As the sun sets by Buhaira Corniche!!!

Buhaira Corniche of Sharjah is similar to our own Marine Drive of Mumbai, with a wonderful stretch to walk, jog, skate, cycle and enjoy the sunset. Best visited during weekdays, when it is less crowded, the corniche has restraunts as well to enjoy the local cuisine and spend time with family and friends.

That's Dubai's Burj Khalifa between the first and second lamp posts from left.
As the sun sets and a flight carries people, eagerly waiting to join their family back home and birds head to nest with the dusk --- a sight when you get home sick and want to go back home.