A Super Great Offer From Jazeera for Maidan Hotel Dubai

3 nights plus ticket per person, 4 free visit to Atlantis water park, free all-day huttle to Dubai Mall & Mall of Emirates, free session at shooting range, and free wifi.  Source

Kuwait Airways Still Got Game

A round trip ticket to Doha and back on Kuwait Airways is 100 dinars cheaper than the same ticket-same dates on Qatar Airways. Way to go Kuwait Airways.

 

The Little Mermaid Ride at Disney California

This is how wikipedia describes the new ride:

The attraction will be a dark ride, similar to Peter Pan’s Flight and Snow White’s Scary Adventures, but it will have an Omnimover ride system like the one currently in use at the Haunted Mansion. The ride will transport guests under the sea and will focus on many of the major scenes and musical numbers from the movie. Guests will ride in cars themed to resemble large seashells; one car designed for use by wheelchair guests will be themed to resemble Triton’s chariot.

Related: Green Lantern Roller coaster.

Jazeera Airways Starts Flying to Cairo

Jazeera Airways will start flying to Cairo, starting May 18.

Daily Flights
40 Kilos in weight
Free meal onboard

One of the Most Amazing Travel Blogs You’ll Ever Encounter

Flight965.com travel blog is truly unique, and is 100% locally produced. It belongs to a young Kuwaiti man who is very worldly, liberal, well-travelled, a music guru, and just a damn fine good human being. And he also happens to have one of the most popular music blogs in the whole world, and the #1 MidEast blog, Loft965.

Naser Al-Qatami started his own-stand-alone travel blog, aptly called Flight965, around the beginning of the year. I’ve been an avid follower, though silent, right from the start. The blog reads like a magazine, and the layout is a very amusing. You scroll through posts horizentally versus the regular up-and-down motion we’re all used to.

Anyways, about the blog; it’s a great source for some real hands-on experience in far fetched travel destinations. Plus, the blog has some amazing categories, I love how they’re split up. You’ve got: Hotels, Gadgets, Destinations, Offers…etc. each category is definitely worthy of a lengthy visit.

Naser is a fan of travel. Let me correct that, is a HUGE FAN of travel. He’s already been to more than 50-60-70 countries so far, I lost count of how many countries he already visited. And has a great writing style, he really can describe his travel escapades in a very charming and engaging way, a way that will make you wish you went there too.

Check out this new blog. It’s already a huge success, and is being labeled as one of the best ME travel blogs\sites. This quote is from Flight965.com:

So, bookmark it. Add it to your RSS feed. Follow the updates on Twitter. “Like” us on Facebook. Flight965.com is coming your way and it’s going to be big!

Btw, I’m counting on my dear travel loving readers; the likes of Laguna, Om Totta, Faith, New Vision, Nivine, Indes, and Babble for a proper site check up. Don’t worry, you won’t regret taking a gander look at Flight965. I haven’t 😉

Check out my previous praising here and here.

Roof Top Pool of the Pullman Hotel Dubai

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While in Dubai last week, we stayed at the Pullman Hotel in Mall of Emirates.

It’s a new 4 star hotel that has just opened up a few months ago, and it has direct access to the mall, just like the mall’s other hotel, the Kempinski. The Pullman was a very comfortable hotel. It’s directly linked to the Mall and to the Metro station. You’ve got a food court right below the mall exit of the hotel, and  you’ve got a cute 24-hour cafe and panoramic view balcony.

I went to the rooftop pool, and took a few pictures. I thought of sharing them with you. This hotel’s view is the best in the area, since it’s the highest building there, and has panoramic views of the whole of Jumeirah, in addition to horizon views of Burj Khaleefa area.

You can also check out the Pullman’s beautiful breakfast view.

A Night of Culture in Dubai: West End Class Musicals

While we were in Dubai a few days ago, we went to see a musical called “The Three Phantoms“, at the Centre Point theatre in the Mall of the Emirates. The musical of part of the 2011/2011 DUCTAC season.

The musical is about the amazing music of  the different play versions of “The Phantom”, but mostly Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” successful version that has been playing in both Broadway and the West End for more than 25 years.

The music and songs and standards were more than amazing, it’s exactly what you would expect from a highly successful West End or a Broadway show. This was not an amateur performance, but rather felt more like a private VIP show of the best musical Theatre actors in the world.

  • The three actors have previously played the real Phantom in Andrew lloyd Weber’s London show, and have clocked more than 6,000 performances between the three of them.
  • The actress has just finished playing Christine, the Phantom’s love interest, after doing so for the past two years in Weber’s London show.
  • The Musician who played all of the music for us was the same one Musical Director of Weber’s London play, for more than three years.

We weren’t allowed to take photos, but I managed to get a sneak at the curtains, before the show starts. I also noticed that one of the chairs in the theatre was donated by none other than our local Kuwait Food Company (Americana). That made me feel sad to realize that Kuwaiti companies do actually know how to support arts of international standards, but are too selfish to do that in Kuwait.

Check out the Golden Piano. It was the star of the night. And for once, I’m not going to make fun of Dubai’s superficial fascination with gold. This night was Gold, the beautiful performances deserved the Gold Piano.

This was my first time at this kind of event in Dubai. But from what I’ve seen this night, I’m always going to check out performances and book tickets every time I’m in Dubai again.

Tickets were between Dh 120-250, which is basically KD 10-20 for both a top notch theatre and performance. Maybe now you can understand why I was complaining about the KD 75 Abracadabra magic show that’s coming to the Skating Rink next weekend.

Spending Valentine’s in Dubai

I’m going to be traveling to Dubai tomorrow inshalla, for a few days. Since I’m traveling on Valentine’s Day, it reminded me of the last time I did that.

It was in ’07 – ’08, I quite can’t remember the year now. There was a Tiesto concert that night, and a Santana one the next day. I was meeting my Emirate friends for Sushi, which never happened cause Kuwait Airways got delayed a few hours. We barely checked in and made Tiesto, and only beacuse the two were both in Madinat Jumeirah, which saved us a lot of time.

This time, I have no plans at all. I only have a single meeting on Tuesday, and that’s it. I want to have fun and get excited, so I’m probably going to gaze through Time Out and the sort, to see what’s happening over in Dubai. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I don’t like Dubai very much without the swimming and the beaches. That’s why I’m really hoping this trip will turn out to be fun 🙂