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JUMEIRA ROTANA HOTEL DUBAI : A STAYCATION REVIEW

Here are 7 reasons why I enjoyed my 2-night-staycation in Jumeira Rotana Dubai. Accessible location. Conveniently located at the heart of Dubai, Jumeira Rotana is about 16-20 minute-away from Dubai International Airport, 10-minute away from Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and also a short-distance-away from Dubai Mall and the iconic,…

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PORTRAITS BY DOCGELO

To say that living abroad and traveling provide me infinite opportunities to meet people from all walks of life, is an understatement. Indubitably, the benefits extend by becoming interactive, and eventually learning about a bit of their character, culture and identity. From random greetings to short conversation, encountering locals has never failed to promote making friends…

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DUBAI : RAS AL KHOR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Whoever said Dubai is only about desert safari, soaring skyscrapers, massive malls and man-made archipelago, hasn’t been to Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from going to Old Dubai, Jumeirah and Kite beaches, weekend brunches, themed parks and other attractions that Dubai has to offer, you can while away time and commune with nature at…

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RUSSIAN TOURIST VISA APPLICATION FOR FILIPINOS IN DUBAI, UAE

If you’re a Kabayan  resident of United Arab Emirates who wants to travel to Russia soon, here are some helpful tips and guide on how to apply for Russian Tourist Visa; the same steps I went through recently. Although it’s a fact that application for Russian Tourist Visa may be one of the tedious I…

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DUBAI, UAE : PEOPLE. PLACES. MEMORIES BOOK LAUNCH

In a span of 9 months, I take pride that I have published 2 travel coffee table books that highlight not only the photographs that were taken from my unforgettable trips, more so the stories and prose from my journey. *photo by Carla of www.myyellowbells.blogspot.ae (@myyellowbells on Instagram) #TravelMemories and People.Places.Memories #TravelMemories was published in…

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WHY STAY IN AL GHURAIR RAYHAAN HOTEL BY ROTANA WHEN IN DUBAI

aIn a cosmopolitan place where describing everything with superlatives is the norm, a highly recommended hotel in Dubai has to step it up a notch with unparalleled hospitality, impeccable service, remarkable facilities, yet pocket-friendly rates that even the most frugal tourist could consider. Dubai for the many, usually means the tallest building in the world,…

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DUBAI : MY AFTERNOON TEA EXPERIENCE AT SKYVIEW BAR, BURJ AL ARAB

I read somewhere that one of the ways to kill curiosity, is to try doing things at one time only. Extravagantly built on its own man-made island situated 280 meters offshore, the world’s most luxurious hotel with unique exteriors, inspired by the shape of a billowing sail of Arabian dhow, piqued my curiosity since the…

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DUBAI : AMWAJ ROTANA JUMEIRAH BEACH

Breathtaking view of Jumeirah Beach from my room at 20th floor of Amwaj Rotana Hotel. It is during the holy month of Ramadan, which usually coincides with summer season in Dubai, that work timings are shortened and huge sale and massive discounts are offered by malls and hotels within the emirate hence, there’s a lot…

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DUBAI : IFTAR AT VILLA ROTANA HOTEL

After attending 3 previews of Iftar buffet offerings from various premier hotels in Dubai in less than a month, during this year’s holy season of Ramadan, and considering there’s only few days left before Eid, I thought I had enough. Fortunately, I gave a nod to the invitation sent by Moka Cafe at Villa Rotana through…

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DUBAI : THE SUM OF US

Coffee shops and restaurants are springing like mushrooms in Dubai and I’m not complaining. There’s always something fresh and exciting to sample, particularly for someone like me who considers himself a newbie in the emirates. For more than a year of stay in UAE, I have been to a few good ones and without a…

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