This New Year was awesome, although it didn’t beat last year’s at all. Last year I spent it with my entire family attending my friend’s engagement, AND the house was in the middle of the square where the New Year event was taking place. It was totally awesome.
This year was quieter. My sister went out with her own friends and I went out with mine. Instead of trying to beat traffic and fight for bookings and such, we went for a more subtle way. We went out to the beach, camped in a spot from 5 PM all the way to midnight. Had lots and lots of fun – danced, BBQed, I was made fun of as usual, took some photos.
It was incredibly cold and our bonfire was barely keeping up. It was fun, and the best part is that I spent New Year’s with people I love, not people I don’t know.
I spent the weekend in Abu Dhabi. It was amazing and certainly refreshing from the rushing Dubai.
The fact that there is no traffic (largely thanks to the grid-like roads) is enough by itself. Best part is that it is almost an island, so it is surrounded by water. The weather was wonderful and I had a blast of a time. I absolutely love the smell of the sea salt. It is refreshing and I can literally live in all my life in a little tent on the beach.
The people there are also nice, much nicer than those in Dubai, and most certainly are in a class of their own. Not having the majority of citizen as expats does help in preserving the culture, and it shows how this quite city is certainly the best choice to live in.
I got a panorama shot of Emirates Palace, but unfortunately when developed it didn’t turn out as I had expected (it was too dark for my tastes) but when I go there next time I will make sure to be prepared and bring a tripod
Next week I may be off to another Emirate – if I have the cash to do so. Hehe.
I can’t get enough of swings.
little fella’s eaten our breakfast
my and my best friend outside Emirate Palace
one of the main entrances to the palace courtyards
at the stairs of the palace