Dubai – City or Country?

In: Fun Times

Here is how a lot of people talk about their companies: “We have offices in most of the Gulf countries… Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai & Oman.” Hello! All of them aren’t counties! I dunno about the rest of you, but most of the people I meet refer to Dubai as a country. Everyone forgets that [...]

Dubai Airport on Hight Alert?

In: Travel

Landed in Dubai yesterday morning and was puzzled to see the aircraft taxi to a remote area of the airport for disembarking. I would understand if all the ramps were occupied but from where I was sitting, all the Terminal 3 ramps were empty!!! And ours wasn’t the only flight to disembark a few hundred [...]

This time from Kuwait to Dubai, we flew Emirates Business Class. The pic above is of their new Business Class cabin introduced on some sectors.  We reached the airport about an hour and half before take off and were greeted by a huge (and I mean huge) unorganised crowd of travellers all going to Dubai [...]

Dubai Lexus – I don’t Agree!

In: Fun Times

I noticed this on 2 separate occasions in the last 2 days. Both times in different vehicles and with different drivers. This was a Lexus jeep. Once we got in and were ready to roll, the screen popped up. Here is what it says: “Drive safely and obey traffic rules. Watching this screen while vehicle [...]

Swimming Pool in an Airport!!!

In: Travel

Most people would not expect to see this in an airport! Its a swimming pool at the Dubai Airport – Terminal 3. Was returning back to Kuwait last night and the flight was delayed by 45 mins. So decided to roam around the terminal (in search of Microsoft Surface tables) and landed on the 5th [...]

Walk on the Dubai side of the Creek

In: Travel

Here is the map on what hot and happening (ok, maybe not so happening) on the Dubai side of the creek. I didn’t get the time to check it out on my last visit, but hopefully someone reading this blog will. If you do, don’t forget to post your comments on it.

The Deira Walk

In: Environment, Travel

Finally got around to sharing this map. If your staying in Dubai and want to explore the Deira area, this map comes in pretty handy. Its longer than it looks so wear comfy shoes and carry a bottle of water. Also don’t forget your camera. If your planning to enter the Gold Souk and buy [...]

This is what the Dubai Festival City parking garage looks like. Not as large as Avenues perhaps, but look more closely at the picture above. Notice those little lights above the cars, they are all red. And the one above the empty spot, its green.  Now wouldn’t it be nice to have this in all [...]

Simran’s Aappa Kadai

In: Food, Travel

If you are in Dubai and in the mood for some great south Indian food, you must try out Simran’s Aappa Kadai. Tony and Tharani took us there for dinner. The place is in Karama opposite the Lulu Shopping Center. [Link] The food is great. I ordered a sweet Lassi in advance to cool down [...]

KDD in Dubai

In: Kuwait, Travel

We were on our way to the Deira Museum when I saw this truck pass by. I was amazed to see KDD in Dubai. I never figured we exported anything other than oil, sandstorms and wreckless driving. Go KDD.

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This blog is run by Mario Alvares, a Goan Web Guru living in Kuwait, sharing some of his thoughts with the rest of the world. Click the About Me link for more info and a funny mug shot. Check out the posts on this blog and feel free to leave your comments. Use the RSS links above to subscribe.