D-1 in Dubai
Finally, my dreams had come true. I wanted change in my life, and I got it. I love traveling and when Dad said we were going to Dubai, my heart burst out of happiness. I love Dubai, I love it’s culture, it’s delicacies, it’s scenery and its people.
Dubai is a place where I feel the safest. Actually, all of Middle East feels the safest for me, of course, in terms of women.
Anyway, we booked our ticket and just waited for the day to come when I would place my feet on the soft sand of Dubai.
My flight was on 10:00 am, so I got up at around 5:30, prayed my morning prayer, took a cold shower since it would help kill my sleepiness and ate two slices of brown bread with butter and jam. I took a cab and left for the airport that was just 20 minutes away from my house.
It took an hour for the check-in and the immigration to complete. After that I drank some eye-opening Karak Chai at an Indian stall. By the time I reached my gate, my boarding had already started.
I always choose Emirates because it’s comfortable. It has spacious seats, patient and loving air host and hostess and savory foods. Also, they have got a wide range of latest Movies and T.V shows you can watch on their channel called ICE.
Unfortunately, that long list of movies confuse me every single time. Like there are so many things I want to watch, but so little time! I selected a few, but I couldn’t concentrate on it. Perhaps it wasn’t interesting, or I was too sleepy.
However, in the end, I watched Ferdinand. It was a good movie and it surely made me laugh. There is another half hour left for me to complete though…I don’t know when I’ll do that…
Since it was already around 11, they gave us lunch. I like non-veg, but I didn’t feel like eating chicken curry and rice, so I chose veg. They gave me potato and bring all fry, with rice and dal. On the sides was a lentil salad with tomato and cucumbers. Bread with butter. Mango pickle and for the dessert, there was rasmalai. It’s a saffron cottage cheese dish that’s dipped in with sweet condensed milk. It’s definitely a must try! For the drink, I asked for orange juice but I don’t know if she heard me wrong or if she didn’t have it at that moment, but she gave me apple juice.
Anywho, I like apple juice too so no complains.
When there was just an half hour left for the flight to land, I took a nap because my eyelids were heavy. I usually don’t sleep I the flight if the journey is short, but since I woke up early, I couldn’t help it.
After taking my suitcases, I prayed my afternoon prayer and got out. However, we first needed to rent a car since we are planning to stay in Dubai for quite some time. Unfortunately, we dropped the idea of renting a car from Dubai because it was too expensive. Like the least expensive car for rent was coming around 2000 AED and the most expensive was around 4000 AED.
We couldn’t afford it because we had to pay for the hotel too. So, we took a taxi and went to Sharjah to stay for the night so that dad could rent a car from here, plus, he had some work to take care of as well. But once again, we dropped that idea too because the hotel wasn’t a hotel apartment; like with the kitchen and the washing machine and stuff and it was expensive too.
After pondering for a while, we came to Ajman. We searched for few hotels until we found an affordable one with a nice sea view near the port. From the hotel we are staying now, you can see the ships and the old types city that don’t have tall buildings or anything.
It’s truly stunning. But from the other window, you can see another city with skyscrapers and sunset.
After coming to our apartment that’s on the seventeenth floor, me and dad went out again in the heat to bring water bottles and something to eat because we were super hungry and tired!
We both first went to this hyper market that’s just a few blocks away from the hotel and bought water bottles, tea, milk, sugar and washing machine powder. Right opposite the market, there is a tea house. I ate chicken Shawarma because when you come to Dubai, that’s the first thing you need to eat to satisfy your hunger. Mom, dad and my sis ate fried chicken bucket with tea.
After that, dad went to work and me, mom and sis slept for a while. We didn’t do much until after we prayed our last prayer of the night, I took my mom and sister to a restaurant that was beside the tea house for dinner because dad said he would come home late from work. Since we had to stay in budget, we ate chilly chicken and butter chicken with chapati and thumbs up that refreshed me completely! Ah…the fizz just shot open my eyes. The dinner came around 30 AED for three people.
The food was delicious. After all, it was a Malabar restaurant. There were hard-working people and a fine lady served us. She took care of our needs quite well. We enjoyed our dinner but mom wanted to take some things from the hyper market, so we went there. Again.
We strolled around a little, took some more essential stuff and came back home.
I was exhausted and I wanted to sleep, but I also had to wait for dad to come.
So, until dad arrived, I watched a movie with mom because I didn’t had the energy to even write my blog or my novel.
Nonetheless, I had a good day. I just hope we don’t go back to my hometown soon…
I probably won’t do anything tomorrow so it would just be a waste of time to write about it.
But once I do something interesting, I’ll let you guys know for sure!
See you in my next post~
I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR!