Saturday, January 16, 2010


Iwas searching for some nice "postable" sweet recipes in my drafts,(lazy to make..shoot..and post..;)) and failed to find even one, for the first post of the year...

Till I get ready with my next post, let me share this sweeter experience with you guys..:)...err absolutely no other choice for the time being..

It was last September we holidayed relaxingly in Dubai with my brother. My husband n me are just back after a quick n short second visit, last week...

We weren't lucky enough to visit Burj Khalifa, the tallest buiding in the world which got inaugurated just a fortnight ago, as there was a long queue almost all the time..

A much familiar building in the city for all of us..:) Burj Al Arab; "Tower of the Arabs"or the "Arab Sail".The second tallest building in the world, used exclusively as a luxury hotel.

From its humble beginnings in 1996 as a small site by the Creek where little kiosks sold products from different countries, Dubai Global Village has grown into a huge crowd-puller. Dubai Global Village is now the star attraction of the popular Dubai Shopping Festival.Huge pavilions from around 40 countries are at the heart of Dubai Global Village, bringing together diverse world cultures selling native food, goods and handicrafts.

I savoured Shawarma, from the Mexican food counter instead, desperately craving for some chilies and spices :)..

..that ended up extra spicy and could no longer wait to dig my tongue into a few these Arabian Sweets..:).
Baklawa, Basbusa and Umali were my favourites.

The Mighty Indian Pavilion in Global Village :)

A Srilankan artist(outside their pavilion), attracted a huge crowd by this unusual method of spray painting the face..

of a live model!.The Crowd was amused to see his exceptional talent!!..

The Arabian spreads-Muthabe (baked egg plant with yogurt, lime and cumin) tasted better for me than Hummus (made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic.

Tabbouleh, the much healthier green salad of the Arabs.

..on the way to Ibn Battuta Mall

The Grand Megaplex Cinemas located in the China Court ...

....and watched Avatar in ultimate Imax 3D experience..(believe me it will be worth every cent!)

After the huge tub of popcorn in the theatre we found this cute place just outside(still in the China court of the lovely Battuta Mall)

They use a frozen granite slab to blend mix-in toppings into the ice cream..

...oh yeah...they ask you to choose your desired ones from the array of (all sorts of) fruits,(all sorts of) nuts,(all sorts of) chocolates and (all sorts of) cookies :)..eventually confusing you..;)

we found a great deal of happiness within this cup :)...

At times the main delight follows the dessert.
The grand finale was marked by fine dining Arabic food at magnificent Hotel Atlantis of Palm Jumeira..:)..
Sorry no pics of my 'Pigging out' in there...;) ;)

Bye for now till I meet you guys with a nice lovely recipe post..;) ;)...soon ;)....
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