Sunday, December 28, 2014

Christmas in Dubai

My husband had business meetings in Dubai on Christmas Day so I was fortunate to tag along for the ride.  We left Wednesday afternoon and returned Friday night, but even a quick trip there is refreshing.  There is a sense of freedom you don't find here.  My husband says the country could survive alone on the money generated from tourism.  It has a true international feel and they certainly know how to invite people in and show them a good time.
On Christmas Eve there were carolers in the lobby of our hotel and Santa could even be found in the Japanese restaurant where we ate dinner.
Everywhere we went there were trees and lights and Christmas greetings.
 
 
I hope you all had a lovely celebration with family and friends.
Happy holidays,

25 comments:

Catherine said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time away. Happy Christmas to you Tammy.

Betsy said...

Tammy, thank you for taking us with you to Dubai for Christmas. I love seeing how it is celebrated all over the world. I would have loved to be there to hear the carolers sing.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
Blessings,
Betsy

My cozy ✄ little space said...

Dubai, wow! beautiful country i heard...and a expensive one, nice that you had a good time, its always refreshing just taking a break ...happy holidays you too..loves soraya

moonstruckcreations said...

Dubai is most certainly on my list of places to visit!

Looks as though you had a wonderful time.

Helenxx

Gracey is not my name.... said...

That is pretty festive!

kathyinozarks said...

How festive-so happy you were able to go along-a fun little mini vacation for you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Kathy

Little Treasures said...

I always love taking short refreshing trips! Yours was great judging by the nice shots of Christmas in Dubai!
Happy holidays!

Linda said...

Looks like the perfect little getaway! :) I've never heard of business meetings directly on Christmas Day however.... do they not have this as a holiday as it is for most here?

Happy New Year to you and yours,
Linda

Pradeepa said...

Wow! Looks grand.

Kit said...

What a lovely trip and thanks for the photos. I have always been curious about Christmas in other countries. Have a Happy New Year! Kit

podso said...

It sounds like a wonderful getaway with your husband. I enjoyed seeing all your holiday crochet projects. Wishing you all the best in 2015!

Mary said...

Tammy, how great to see that amazing place during the holiday season! They really went all out by the looks of the decorations - and I see you hit one of the magnificent malls. Did you splurge on something special?

I'll never forget my visit to Dubai - I thought it such an amazing place and I would love to visit again some day. . . . . with a very large bag full of cash, haha!

Sending best wishes to you and your family for a healthy, happy and blessed New Year.
Hugs - Mary

Teresa Kasner said...

What fun to go there over Christmas! I hope hubby got you some fun things there! I hear they have vending machines that sell GOLD! Count me in! Thanks for sharing the photos. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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Dagmar said...

Glad you were able to get away for a few days..it is an amazing city..good photos...we only spent a couple of days there. I hope you have a wonderful week..our last few days hiking here in AZ. The countdown to Panama has begun! Xo
Dagmar

Mereknits said...

It sounds like a very well deserved getaway. So glad you had a fun time.
Hugs,
Meredith

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a wonderful trip!
Happy New Year!

Gracie Saylor said...

It is interesting to me as well to learn how Christmas is celebrated by some in a part of the world I don't know. I'm glad you had a happy celebration, Tammy, and I wish you and yours a Happy New Year! xx

summersundays-jw said...

Christmas in Dubai....amazing! !What an experience! Thanks so much for sharing. Happy New Year, Jan

Wanda said...

That was just lovely. Blessings for a wonderful New Year.

Diane said...

Glad you had a refreshing change, Tammy. Happy New Year. Diane

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Glad you had a lovely Christmas period and Dubai sounds like an exotic and great place to be. We have fondest memories of our time in Singapore around Christmas! Also Jakarta looked like a fairytale around Christmas time.
We had a quiet time here at home, only midnight Mass and on Christmas day it was sunny so we had a long walk together. When we got home we spotted 9 huge Turkey Vultures up in the trees, across from us and there were about four of them on the ground. Hacking on an entire rack of ribs that somebody must have lost (?). Our cats were very courageous for chasing those vultures off. I was scared they would hack into them but obviously they only are after carrion... Posted about it tonight, also a short video.
Sending you hugs from a warm and pleasant Georgia; we walked with 22°C this afternoon!
Mariette

Createology said...

What a lovely and exotic way to enjoy Christmas Magic. Dubai is definitely on my list to visit however it is very very far and very very expensive. Travel Bliss...

Sheila Rumney said...

Thank you for sharing Dubai with us. It is so neat to be able to come here and see another side of the world! Hope you have a wonderful New year!

Sam I Am...... said...

Was that a Bloomingdale's store I saw in on of the pictures? It certainly does have an international flair. What a great place to go for whatever season.

Kathleen said...

Hi Tammy, wow, Dubai at Christmas looks great! Looks like it was a very special kind of mini-vacation. So glad you shared the pics with us. Well it looks like your Christmas was a good one so I'll wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
Kathleen.

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