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Last June 23, we went to Dubai with my colleagues for working purposes. It was a connecting flight from Manila to Brunei then Brunei to Dubai. It takes almost 12 hours flight but it didn’t matter because the airlines have on-board entertainment system where you can choose your favorite movies, TV shows, music and games. They also served delicious dishes and beverages while the cabin crews are so friendly and approachable.
We arrived in Dubai around 12 midnight (4AM Manila Time), our bosses waited at the arrival area to bring us in the hotel. We stayed in Avenue Hotel located in Al Rigga Road Deira which is 10 minutes away from the airport. After two days, our bosses treated us for a dinner buffet at Atlantis. Atlantis is a resort and water park located on man-made island called “The Palm” in Jumeirah, it takes almost 30 minutes of travel from Deira.
There are lots of elegant structures and houses in the island like you where in the street of Beverly Hills. The road going to the hotel is beside the beach where you can see the Persian Gulf with blue sea and fine sand.
We were amazed when we arrived in the main entrance of the hotel. The ceiling is so high and it is painted with colorful images, the designs and structures inside are fantastic. There are lots of restaurants and boutiques where you can buy souvenirs. The main attraction is a huge aquarium called “The Dig” located beneath the lobby containing thousands of different marine species like sharks, manta rays, angel fish and various types of fish and jellyfish. The aquarium is also containing different chambers, wreckage and debris scattered at the bottom floors that represents the “Lost City of Atlantis”. Many tourists from different countries were taking pictures together with their friends and relatives beside “The Dig”. I don’t want to miss this opportunity, so I also grabbed my camera and take some pictures.
After that, we dine at Kaleidoscope restaurant that is also inside the hotel. Kaleidoscope is a buffet restaurant that offers a full International and Mediterranean dishes. There are lots of mouth-watering dishes and desserts. I ate those dishes that are unusual and hard to find here in Manila. It was disappointing because I really want some more but my body cannot accommodate anymore, so I don’t have any choice but to stop.
After a lovely dinner, we walked outside to take some pictures and enjoy the view of Atlantis. It was an extra ordinary adventure in Dubai and I will never forget this experience. In my next article, I will share my dining experience in Kaleidoscope restaurant.