Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Travel Tuesday: Destination Dubai

Now that I'm not working, I'm able to travel with my husband on quick business trips.  Dubai is always a great destination for just a few days away.
We experienced dust, rain and blue skies over the three days we were there.
It's amazing how different it all looks depending on the color of the sky.
There's Burj Khalifa on a cloudy day where everything is dull and gray.
And Burj Khalifa on a blue sky day where everything is gorgeous and glistening.
Le Meridien has lots of lovely outdoor sitting areas.  And we always enjoy our trips to Dubai Mall.
Where my absolute favorite place to visit is the bookstore.
 It's also tradition for us to have lunch at Nordsee where the only thing we ever get is the seafood soup.
A simple meal that is filling and delicious (and about the only time I eat seafood).
 It was also nice to see signs of Christmas since we don't get a whole lot of that in Kuwait.
Now here we are on the first day of a brand new month and soon to be starting a brand new year.
Happy December everyone!

29 comments:

Elna-Sudden said...

Nice pictures and it look like a beautiful place to visit.

Hugs

September Violets said...

The photos you take always make Dubai look like a dazzling, clean place with hardly any people! I'm glad you got a little infusion of Christmassy things while you were there. Wendy

Little Treasures said...

Thank you for sharing Dubai through your pictures! Lots of my friends have visited it and are quite taken by it- I do hope we will visit it one day!

Peggy Jones said...

Hi Tammy, so glad to be in touch again. So you are not working. Sorry you cannot crochet anymore, I loved to see your work. My grandson-in-law is the owner of MedVet and has visited the King in Dubai several times as his company makes solutions to mix germ cell transplants for animals. It has become quite a success. The King uses it for his horses and camels. He says Dubai is beautiful and my granddaughter went with him on one of his trips. Your photos are beautiful. Blessings to you and yours.

Laurie said...

Beautiful place! Thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

Love, love, love the pictures Tammy. Since I will most likely never make it to Dubai, I appreciate the loveliness of the photos and the time you spend uploading them for us to enjoy.
Blessings,
Betsy

oldthings said...

Dearest Tammy ,thank you so much that you shared with us this trip .Dubai is a lovely and famous destination for many Greek people. My colleges at 2010 ,have traveled there as the "retired gift "but I had not this pleasure because I would like to go to another countries .
Have a nice month !

Preeti said...

Lovely pics !! I always wonder how do they clean such tall buildings, riding on a helicopter or aeroplane ?;) I have plans to visit Dubai next year. A friend keeps on calling to visit. It is just 4 hrs flight from my city. Let's see. Were you staying at the Burj?

Lorrie said...

Dubai seems like such an exotic busy city, but you've shown photos with open spaces that make it look lovely. The sky does make such a difference to photos (and to the way things look). Is Dubai not a Muslim country? I see the Stella Artois glass out in public, which makes me wonder.

She loves to crochet said...

Lovely photos Tammy, thank you for sharing and so glad you got to indulge in some Christmassy scenes. Hx

crafty cat corner said...

Looks like a beautiful place, glad you enjoyed your 3 days.
I'm still here although not been blogging much lately, must get going after Christmas.
Hugs
Briony
x

Teresa Kasner said...

Tammy.. I love the photos and sentiments you shared. It really is amazing how the difference in light can make something rather sad or happy. I'm glad you got to see some Christmas things.. they sure were pretty. Enjoy your week ahead!

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Linda said...

Very interesting! Glad you enjoyed a wonderful trip away.

Createology said...

I have really enjoyed seeing snippets of your visit to Dubai. It really does look magical and beautiful and amazing.

Mereknits said...

I love when you take us along on your trips, I see places I am sure never to see on my own. Hugs to you Tammy,
Meredith

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so happy to hear that you are pursuing adventures now that you are a free bird, Tammy! And of course, new-to-me places, as is the usual. Dubai looks exciting, I think I would be happiest visiting the bookstores like you though, and I really love to experience the local fare. The soup looks delicious! I'm glad to hear you had a nice time in spite of the dust. Very pretty pictures.

I so apologize for not getting by more often---I've missed a lot of your posts and I always find them to be so interesting. I hope things slow down for me soon, I miss my friends! :)

Jane x

Mary said...

I recall how we just missed seeing and meeting each other when I was in Dubai - and now all your great pix are bringing back the memories of that fascinating city. It really was a great place to see and I would love to visit again some day. If I do you'd better be there Tammy. . . . . . think of the fun we could have, and I'd love to try that soup!

Hugs - Mary

Sheila Rumney said...

So glad you were able to get away with your hubby and have gotten away from that toxic environment. My co-worker just got back from Dubai a few weeks ago on business. She is in our international deparment and has been getting to travel. Too bad I couldn't be a little mouse in her pocket :)

Ana said...

What beautiful pictures Tammy. Sounds like you and your husband had a great trip. Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit and for your sweet comment. Happy December!

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos, Tammy! I'm glad you had a good trip. Happy December! xx

handmade by amalia said...

Amazing photos, Tammy. One of the places I've always wanted to visit.
Amalia
xo

Susan said...

What a great excursion, Tammy. Thanks for sharing it with us and for sharing the awesome photos, too. Susan

Lyn said...

We had 24 hours in Dubai and loved it, we went to that book shop too! We liked the creek too....could do with some of that blue sky at the moment! Xxx

Amy at love made my home said...

What a lovely trip to go on with your husband! The sunshine certainly adds some lovely sparkle doesn't it. xx

Pradeepa said...

Nice pictures! Seems both of you had a great time in Dubai. Dubai looks beautiful.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Magnificas e belas fotografias.
Gostei de ver.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Diane said...

Lovely trip, Tammy. Everyone needs a getaway with their mate like that. I had to look 2 or 3 times to see the swimmers on the awning(?) Beautiful. Have a great day, Diane

linda said...

Happy December Tammy your pictures bring back memories, I enjoyed the Dubai mall too but I missed the book shop, I must go back and check it out. ( any excuse)

Tanya said...

I love travelling around with you...what an incredible structure that building is!!! GORGEOUS. And the mall - LOVE the fountain with the bronze divers! Such a great post, Tammy - I love seeing places where I know I probably will never set foot.

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