At the Top: Burj Al Khalifa

View from the Top

View from the Top

Tallest among the tall.

A visit to the tallest building in the world made me realize that we can overcome all our fears. I have a lot of fears in me and one of them is heights! I used to hate heights. It made me dizzy, nauseous and sick but to be at the highest place I could ever be –  I need all the guts! Especially if you’re looking at one of the world’s dream country.

Taken at the highest deck of the building, the Dubai City looks impressive above. It was kind of scary to hold onto the side rails and look beyond the windows but how to appreciate the view if I don’t try to get close? and yes! One deep breath and I walked towards the deck. It was wondrous! Finally, overcoming my heights was easy-peasy. Ha! LOL

Ticket to Cloud 9

Ticket to Cloud 9

Here’s my ticket! So this was 4 months ago but the surreal feeling is still here. I found out that Tom Cruise’s MI Ghost Protocol was filmed here! stupid me even though I’ve seen the movie twice

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise Chair

Using the elevator was pretty fast! We we’re at the deck in less than a minute and I thought it would take an hour. We were welcomed by the blazing heat in the wooden deck. A lot of people were posing and taking pictures near the glass frame. Just a thought, if anyone tried to jump over the building, I think this would be a great place cos’ they get super super scared the hell out if they ever think twice to jump! LOL

Below the Burj Khalifa

Below the Burj Khalifa

Here is a picture below the Khalifa Building.. the color, the impressive design and structures were incomparable! Every night, Dubai holds a fountain show for the people. You won’t get tired of watching the fountains dance with the right music.

Zoom Me

Zoom Me

There is also a telescope. As you can see, I am looking for Burj Al Arab and I found it just by scanning the area. This will also feature Dubai during the historical times when everything was just barren soil and desert.

Mom felt more safe inside the deck. I think I inherited my fears from her! LOL Luckily, I got over it but she hasn’t yet.

I did a 360 degrees around the floor because I am so proud that I can look out in the open city.

It was a short trip but entering in one of the Guinness book of record was worth it!

Snowball Khalifa

Snowball Khalifa

I love snowballs! If only life can be put in a glass. Try shaking it all up, watch all those flakes go down slowly. I think that we would appreciate more of what’s going on and take everything in a careful pace. Life can be big, just like this Khalifa building being the tallest. Put Burj Al Khalifa in your hands and enjoy the snow go down because having snow or rain is magic. Not impossible but magical. 

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Burj Al Arab: My Relaxing Afternoon Tea

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Burj Al Arab: few meters away

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a poster of a blue sail-ship-looking building.. Little did I know that I’d see this wonderful and amazing place first-hand.

I am one happy girl who gets to visit and dine in style! The experience was fun and luxurious. Although we just had the afternoon tea, the food and ambiance was to die for.

The weather was one hell-of-a-hot afternoon but it didn’t stop me from being mesmerized with the beach while walking towards the building. It’s funny how we sometimes forget to appreciate God-given gifts – the beautiful beach in Burj Al Arab. Outside, it was windy and refreshing but it was time for us to get inside.

And Gosh. Everything was gold! The hotel is extravagantly presented with gold pillars and intricate structures. We were welcomed by spurting dancing waters in rhythm.Watching them dance in the air, not knowing where they would go.

Inside Burj Al Arab

Inside Burj Al Arab

This luxurious hotel does really live up to the highest and said to be the world’s 7-star. Amazing, ayt?

So I guess you can call me ambitious if I stay too long in this place cos damn, I can only afford the afternoon tea! LOL

The Junsui Asian Afternoon Tea consists of 7 sets of yummy meals.

Beach front

Beach front

We had the best seats in town! Near the window, the view of the beach was breath-taking. It should have been a great day for swimming but the day was planned for indoor relaxation.

Ice Teas

Ice Teas

Let me introduce, Senmon Cha, displaying her beauty and elegance in four different Asian ice teas.

My favorite ice tea was the Berry Bliss. The sweet-tangy cool taste was right for my taste buds.

Mom didn’t like the Jasmine Tea, she said it tasted like air-freshener. LOL

Salmon Maki

Salmon Maki

One of my favorite dish is the Salmon Maki, just dip in into soy sauce and wasabi.

I have always enjoyed eating this kind of Japanese dish. It’s very exciting whenever I put wasabi.Wasabi makes more interesting. It’s fun for me to put the right amount. Like in life. When events happen unexpectedly, we get confused and won’t know how react if it’s too much or maybe not even enough but it will always depend on the person’s perception and tolerance.

Korean Beef Bulgogi Roll

Korean Beef Bulgogi Roll

We also had a very healthy course consisting of pickled radish, carrots and mushrooms.

Mom didn’t like this part since it was kinda bitter for her taste. Sometimes its cool when parents don’t enjoy their food. You get to eat it because you like it instead. Well, I’m one of those kids. LOL

It was one of a kind afternoon tea in one of the most beautiful hotels in the world. The food and drinks were amazingly prepared by top chefs.

Even though I only came across from the lobby to the dining, I enjoyed every moment because I got to spend the time with my family. That is what I will always be thankful for.

Journeys are made by the people you travel with.

Pure Asia

Pure Asia