Transiting at Dubai

I have been to western countries innumerable times. And the flights taken were mainly Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, Swiss Air, Turkish Airlines etc. Almost every time the flight would halt at the base city (as the case maybe) before taking off again for the final destination. Frankfurt, Zurich, Bern, Amsterdam, Prague, Paris, Istanbul … you name it and the possibility is that I have changed flights or waited at the airports of these cities for onward journey.

Then comes Dubai, the city of Charms. While going to western countries one doesn’t necessarily stop here (unless the airlines belongs to … Read the rest

Skiing in a shopping mall !

Picture of the moment: Skiing in a shopping mall !
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of my world.

Come December end and most of us relate it to cold weather, white snow and Santa Claus. But what if you live in a hot country of middle east where you have sand and sand everywhere, forget about cold or snow?
Worry not.
Dubai can do anything for its people. It has created a cold snowy atmosphere inside one of its shopping malls. The mall has developed it so realistically … Read the rest

Night at Deira, Dubai

Picture of the moment: Night at Deira, Dubai
Picture of the moment is a weekly series exhibiting pictures, through which I show you a bit of the world.

Dubai Deira Creek

A dhow in Deira Creek, Dubai.

I had walked through a tunnel to reach this beautiful place. What makes the sight even nicer is the reflection of these dhows on the water of Dubai creek. The place has surrounding massive glass commercial and residential buildings as well.
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Dubai, then & now

Facts about Dubai, UAE
So it was Dubai, UAE again a few days back. It is fun when you visit a place more than once. It keeps you wondering about some familiarities that you observe & compare with your last visit’s.

Here are a few of them.
– Right from the immigration to all over the city, there were too few people last time. Either expats or Tourists, owing to the recession. Now there were a lot more.
– Only public transport earlier was the sparse but comfortable buses. Otherwise cabs were the only way to move around. Metro was … Read the rest

Feedback time

From time to time I update my readers about behind the scene work on
It is time again to do that.
In addition, I have some goodies for you at the end of this post. 🙂

Dubai Deira Creek

A small ship in Deira Creek, Dubai.

Not much has changed on the site as such.
My travel schedule is quite extensive for the next few months and if there are any gaps in between, the unplanned ones fill them up in no time. No regrets, I am more than happy about it. My only grudge is that I do not get … Read the rest

The year that was.. 2009

The year 2009 is gone. It was satisfying as far as travel is concerned. Except for one or two, all places were new to me. Not many to count but observed and learnt a lot during the course.
And all these trips were personal trips, not work related.

It was Ratnagiri and Ganapatipule to begin with. Temples, forts and beaches greeted us with stories of their own.

Then it was Bangaluru. solo trip. Somehow I felt more uncomfortable in going … Read the rest