Hello people ^^ ~ how’s everyone doing.. i hope everything is fine :D
i know i’m a bit late.. its almost 2 months since i got back from Dubai xD i was planning to put a review earlier but i couldn’t because i was busy with School projects and midterms :”“( i told you guys this semester is really tough *__*
the last trip was refreshing and i enjoyed every single moment cuz i was desperately in need for a vacation and thank god i can say it was perfect i had great time with my family ♥
it was a 10 days trip from April 6th to 16th, we arrived in Dubai at noon and stayed in Gloria Hotel located in JBR it’s nice and tidy and newly opened ^^
my main goal in the trip was to have fun and eat a LOT :P usually my main goal goes to shopping but this time i was in need for fun and rest so i kinda ate too much food ( usually when i travel i dont eat xD )..
me and my sister are fans of japanese cuisine so we went to 2 Japanese Restaurants, Sushi Manga and Yo Sushi.. here you my experience in details :
Sushi Manga is a unique place, it gives you an unforgettable experience if you are a fan of the japanese anime and manga and the japanese pop culture in general.. its a place where you can enjoy both japanese food and pop culture with reasonable price! :D me and my sister Basma and my little brother Saud went there while the rest of the family went to a Lebanese Cuisine xD
Location ( took it from their FB page )
Manga Sushi is located on Jumeriah Beach Road, beside Chillies Jumeriah, across the road from Jumeriah Beach Park. In the new restaurant Complex (Ruby’s Tuesday,Burj Al Hamam , Duck King, Circle. and much more) on the 2nd Floor.
Tel. +9714 342 8300
as you can see in the pic above, this is the restaurant’s layout not too small or too big its ideal for groups and friends and dates too ♥
what i like in the place is that its full of goodies, good amount of manga books, action figures and display screens and what i liked the most is the HUGE MOE MAIDU SAMA and THE SEXY BUTLER-LIKE WAITER ON THE WALLS ♥_♥ i was amazed by the wall arts that i forget to take pics for the zexy guy i just took one for the maid sama you can see it clearly in the first picture xD
about the food, their menu was really good i mean there was various amount of orders not only sushi.. i can say you’ll really get a hard time deciding on what will you take kekek :P i ordered Katsu Curry as usual, Saud the same as me and Basma ordered Potato Croquettes.. we ordered Sushi too as a side order ( we ate LOTS of sushi that night xD )
the second Japanese Restaurant we went to was Yo Sushi, a famous place for conveyor belt sushi around the world :D.. i tasted it before in London and i got extremely happy when i saw it in Dubai Mall so me and Basma went crazy over it hehehe xD
here you some pics for the layout and the food <3 only god knows how much i ate kekeke :P » the empty plates look funny hahaha
in overall the food was delicious, reasonable prices and full enjoyment… the conveyor belt was so much fun!! :D not only sushi were rolling around there was salads, fruits, desserts ( cheese cake and choco moose and so ) there’s a menu too if you dont want to eat from the belt.. i ordered curry as an extra order :P Basma ordered Beef Katsu it was yummmmy!
lol enough talking about the food i’m getting hungry xD..
in this trip i had the chance to visit the highest tower in the world Burj Khalifa, dad bought us tickets before the visit of 3 days ( because its always busy you cant get in immediately )
i was excited, the weather was good too so we were able to see clearly :D.. it was a really amazing experience i went to the 120th floor in 60 seconds only!! :O.. i’m not good with high places but honestly when i looked down i didnt felt dizzy at all tho when i looked down from Faisalya tower and Kingdom’s sky bridge i was about to pass out x__x.. i explored the place.. ( there was an inside view and outside one ) .. i used the telescope there and dad brought his telescope along so yeah i stalked lots of people hehehe :P
while i was exploring the place i found a crew.. i thought that there’s filming around so i went toward the crowd and guess what i saw!! it was a filming set for a TV show :D you know Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi’s show on one of Dubai channels ? they were filming an intro or maybe a preview.. it was a pleasure to see him.. i’m a fan ♥.. i actually talked to him briefly, my brother Salman went to take pics with him and i was holding the Camera so yeah i took the pics.. i asked him if i can turn the flash on cuz it was kinda dark he said to me ” yeah sure! go ahead ” with a smile on his face.. he’s so sweet mashallah <3 here some pics i took for him :
as usual whenever we go to Dubai we must go on a cruise cuz mom and dad love it more than anything LOL :P.. we rented a boat from the Marina Mall port and went around the area.. it was a one hour cruise we enjoyed it so much :D here you some pics..
as you can see this buildings are the apartments complexes around the JBR, me in the boat with Abaya on then i took it off later kekeke :P
the weather was nice so it was a good chance to enjoy it :D.. while we were roaming around bunch of boys were enjoying their time.. they waved at us so i waved back to them, they seemed pleased because i waved back.. i was glad to see them happy n_n i love to see happy people the most ♥
in this trip i didnt took much pics cuz you know Dubai.. its all about malls and entertainment.. i went to Mall of Emirates ( it was kinda close to our Hotel i go to it via the metro ^^ the metro station is in front of our hotel ), i went to Dubai Mall and Dubai Festival City and also i went to the newly opened Mirdif City Center… hmmm i went to Burjuman and Wafi and City Center.. as for open areas spots i went to The Walk and i saw Lujain Omran with her sister and her husband the one in Hya Wa Hwa tv show x”D.. i went to Zabeel Park and enjoyed a round in a bicycle kart ^^ ~ hmmm what else.. oh yeah i had the chance to eat Windy’s an old fast food chain which i loved when i was a kid T^T it closed down here in Riyadh in early 2000-2001 i guess .. it was near my home so i used to eat their Ice Cream almost every day :”’( hope it’ll reopen again!!.. ( its located in Dubai Festival City )
also i noticed that Frozen Yogurt are really popular in Dubai there’s a shop named Frozen Yogurt Factory located in Dubai Mall i tried it.. really good i loved the idea of making my own flavor :D.. there’s another shop named Pink Perry.. pretty good too :D
i went to the Cinema with my idiot siblings twice.. we watched Red Riding Hood and Just Go With It.. we enjoyed both movies ^^
and as i mentioned before my main goal was to have fun and relax so i didnt shopped that much.. here you some of my goodies :*
The Magic Kit
this thing is a must have for every girl!! its really awesome.. a kit for Nails care it make nails shine as if you are putting a nail polish.. as you can see in the pic with only 3 steps your nails gonna be awesome :D
i bought it from Mall of Emirates, you know the stand shops around the mall where salesmen shout out for you.. its one of them :P
Perfumes and Butter - Fruits and Passion
there’s a cool store you can find it in major malls such Dubai Mall its name is Fruits and Passion a Canadian origin shop for natural cosmetics.. they have cool stuff i asked them for a butter suit my super dry skin and they recommended me the Shea Butter which is also an Eczema friendly :D i bought it along 2 perfumes the small one is a rose scent roller perfume the green one is a beach scent which i’m totally in love with <3
Inspire Necklace - Ed Hardy ( Kitson LA )
i was looking for a small everyday wear necklace and i found this one in Ed Hardy Store.. a special collection from Kitson LA for Ed Hardy.. there was lots of models and phrases such as Peace, Love, Unity, Rock Star and Act Like Yourself and so.. i like the word Inspire the most so i picked it up i felt like its the closest word to me cuz i really need to be inspired n_n.. Basma picked up the world ” Unity ” which is cool too!!
Tous Signature Bear Earrings
i love animals accessories the most so i bought a bear shape earrings <3 its so cute i wanted a boy bear but it was out of stock so i took this girl bear which its super cute ^^ ~
Striped Shirt - Fred Perry
i dont know why i love Fred Perry’s striped stuff *__* i once bought a striped polo from this store.. and once again i bought a striped shirt xD brother told me to take something else but i didn’t like anything except for this shirt.. tho no one liked it and they said i look like a fat grandpa but still i’m in love with it :O its super comfy *talk to the hand*
the salesmen told me to pick any brooch from the basket near the payment counter.. he said its free and i can take as i want.. i picked this 2.. he said its okay if i take more but i refused.. 2 is enough for me ^^
Skullcandy Headphone - Virgin Mega Store
i’m in love with it <3 honestly i’m not a fan of Beats headphones its overpriced and there’s no cool designs as the Skullcandies.. i had a hard time picking one cuz all of the designs were awesome.. i decided on this cuz i love blue and i love skulls so yeah this is the one for me ~ ~ ~
At The Top Polo - Burj Khalifa
when i was at the top of Khalifa tower there was a souvenir shop.. i saw dad and lil brother there Saud was picking up gifts for his friends and he already picked a polo for himself.. i liked it so i picked up one too :P.. navy is one of my favorite colors i cant get bored of it ^^.. its really light and comfy and i like how the logo embedded on the polo.. nice design!
M&M’s Tshirt - Candylicious
Basma bought me this Tshirt ^^ i liked it.. super cute and the color suit me well <3
Dress Shirt - Tommy Hilgfer
classic dress shirt, it look big in the pic but amazingly the size is okay :O.. its soft and the color is LOVE ♥_♥
Long and Short Sleeved Polos - American Eagle
i want this store to open in Riyadh right now!!.. its awesome a value store is really needed here *meh*.. i bought 2 polos one for the summer and the other for winter.. i’m totally in love with it.. i wore the short sleeved one countless times to college x’D the embedded Eagle is a symbol of the American Pride lol it seems like this to me hehehehe :P
Red Polo - Paul Smith
Classic polo from Paul Smith.. i like the weird designs and concepts of this store!! its awesome :D.. picked this one for 2 reasons.. its color is beyond awesomeness and the second reason is that i couldn’t resist this cute colorful pony n_n yaaah i really love animals!! :D
DC’s Special Collection - Batman Converse All Star
this special collection is for the 70th anniversary of DC or something like that.. so they cooperate with All Star for a special edition shoes line.. there was Super Man shoes too and many other cool designs but whenever i asked for my size they said its only available in Kids and Men sizes -__-“.. i liked this one the most.. what do you think of it? cool huh.. you know something the last Converse shoes i bought was in 2006 xD i was kinda happy with this one.. it reminded me of the good time of high school :”)
Ed Hardy’s Pencil Pack
i saw this one in the Payment Counter and i liked it! its cool to have a branded pencil kekekeke *acting like a material girl* ah i also bought an apron for my stupid nephew.. i didn’t took pic for it but i found it in the internet *lucky* check it out here so damn CUTE xD
the 10 days passed by in a blink of an eye! i back to Riyadh relaxed and all refreshed thanks to Dad for this amazing trip may allah bless him ♥.. wish to come back to Dubai soon inshallah :D how much i love you… you’re like a second home n_n..
Goodbye folks ~ maybe this entry is the last one till summer vacation.. you know finals are around the corner i gotta study hard x”D wish me luck and i wish you all the best on your finals and exams and all :D
see you in the summer vacation inshallah! i’ll come back to Tumblr with my honorable results kekekeke *in my dreams* xD
Take Care Everyone ♥