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Salaam Alaikum Dubai!

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Hi friends! Sorry it’s been a while. A quick update, again. Currently I’m in Dubai, and it’s breathtakingly beautiful. Spending 10 days here before leaving for India.

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Arrived at JFK in the evening to catch my flight to Dubai. My goodness is New York extremely crowded. Look at all those houses all packed together.

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If you’re traveling, I definitely suggest using Emirates Airline. OMG spectacular service. They pride themselves in being on time. And apparently amazing food. Seriously. Especially for plane food. This was dinner, an hour after we took off. We had an option of vegetarian, chicken and fish, and I ended up getting vegetarian. We call this biriyani (Rice pilaf with vegetables and a cashew garnish on the top). There was a yogurt vegetable salad, and a chocolate mousse for dessert. The mousse was pretty delicious. And I’m picky with my desserts. Throughout the flight, they give snacks, and the hosts are extremely friendly and they give the best drinks too. I could go on and on about how amazing Emirates is.

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More meal time pictures. I was so full, I nibbled on this. Plus we were arriving shortly in Dubai, and I knew I would eat some delicious food when I arrived.

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 Can you guess this movie? It has Gerard Butler look absolutely handsome! There were so many brand new movies playing, that I had a hard time selecting. This was “Playing for Keeps” and I ended up staying up to watch “Argo”  which was fantastic. I highly recommend it! I started “Lincoln” but wasn’t able to finish it. Like I said, I love Emirates airlines. And no they didn’t pay me to say that. I wish they did though 😛

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This is one of the views that greets me from my Aunt’s place. If you squint really hard, if you can see the Burj-khalifa: the tallest building in the world. It’s the one in the leftish area.

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It amazes me that everyone has access to this kind of view. This is the view from my Aunt’s place. Seriously breathtaking. The pictures can’t even express the beauty.

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These mosques like the one behind me are everywhere, and each just as pretty as the other. There is a mosque every mile all around the city to ensure that those who want to pray can be within walking distance of a mosque. And every few hours you’ll hear the imam start praying from these loudspeakers all over the city. The chanting is beautiful, even at 5 am.

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My cousins took a long walk around the city the other day, and we were greeted by this light show in the downtown area. I ran into several Starbucks, McDonalds, and a lot of other American restaurants. It’s amazing how far American companies have spread.

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Henna time with my cousins! Arabic tradition says that the darker the color becomes, the more passionate and better your relationship with your significant other will be. Hmmm…hopefully my future husband will be passionate and loving! 😉

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Went to this hole in the wall Indian restaurant. It was absolutely delicious. Simple Indian food. With extremely fresh roti’s and delicious daal and saabji (vegetables).

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Sunsets in Dubai. Good night for now friends. So much to do, and so little time. Going on a desert safari tomorrow. I can’t wait to ride a camel! I know this is a random post. Bear with me since I’m so new to the whole blogging while traveling. Lots of love!

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