Friday, September 30, 2011

Fly with Emirates Airlines

The official carrier of Dubai, Emirates Airlines flies to over a hundred destinations worldwide.

I prefer Emirates Airlines because it flies non-stop from Dubai to Manila, Philippines. Less the hassle of connecting flights, hand luggage checks and waiting! But you can say with a price, nothing is free nowadays even one’s convenience. Emirates Airlines fares are a little pricier than other flights to Manila. Good thing our company provides Emirates Airlines ticket for our yearly vacation package.

The food, inflight entertainment and services are superb. Nothing beats flying with Emirates Airlines.

And I get skywards miles whenever I use their service. I exchange my accumulated points at Emirates High Street and got my iPod Nano at 50% the original price. That's a great bargain.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dubai Mode of Transport: RTA Bus

The main mode of transportation here in Dubai is still the Public Buses. And RTA or Roads & Transport Authority is the only authorized (or you can say monopolized) public transportation provider. Not that I complain of, because they really provide top notched buses (look at the pictures) and courteous drivers (maybe not all). They also use an automated fare collection, so even if you use the bus, train or the water bus, you will be charged for the distance and not by the times you use the service.

Sample RTA buses, the double-decker is usually used for inter-emirate. I already rode one going to Sharjah.

There are several bus stations and stands (pick and drop) around the city. You just have to memorize the bus numbers and routes, which I am not very good since I seldom ride buses (I am more of a Taxi lover). I only know 1 bus number going to our place. But if you have difficulty like I do, you can use the online Journey Planner.

Monday, September 26, 2011

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Why Dubai?

I wonder why.

Dubai is home to

Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world with 828m

Burj Al Arab, the only 7 star hotel in the world

Dubai Mall, world’s largest mall based on total area

Ski Dubai, 3rd largest indoor ski slope in the world

Dubai Aquarium, one of the largest indoor aquarium

And many other interesting things only seen here.

Not to mention, I currently work in Dubai so I am more aware on the latest happenings, developments, problems it has than any other places.

A first hand expat’s experience.

Pictures not mine, found in Google search.

I Write, I Blog, I Share

This is my entry to Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways Week 17. This week’s prize is $10 paypal credits from Mys of Written by Mys.

Techie She: Blogging Made Easy

I declare September as my blog craze month. I already created 6 blogger blogs and with 5 more days I might make more. I do plan to transfer some to WP and host separately later. First the problem is what to write and how will I manage to update all 13 blogs.

Que sera sera.

But somehow I do manage. Like for this blog, Get Lost in Dubai being the newest of the lot, I already lined up topics and ideas. I plan to write tips and guides on how to not get lost in Dubai. Every little thing, street, shop, culture, name it you’ll have it.

I don’t or never really got lost in a particular place, I act as human GPS for my friends. I even know more routes than taxi drivers here (or they are just feigning ignorance so that they can get more millage).

Just excited on my get lost series (I told you more is on the works)!

Welcome to Get Lost in Dubai!

This will be the first of my virtual tourist guide series on “how not to get lost” in a particular place. And first of course is Dubai which I happen to currently resides.

I will cover every little street, store, culture, negative or positive things in Dubai.

I am excited to do this! Where should we start?