Weekend in Dubai

I’ve been wanting to spend a weekend in Dubai since my first trip in September.  The races leading up to the Dubai World Cup gave me the perfect excuse.  We went to the races on Thursday evening and then enjoyed a wonderful Spanish brunch at Salero in Kempenski Hotel at Mall of the Emirates.  Then we walked it off at Global Village.

A day at the races…
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Beautiful entrance to Meydan Racecourse


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Horses entering the parade ring before the race


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Brunch at Salero…

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Salero at Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates


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Global Village…
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A Tribe Called BALA

Abu Dhabi City

January 23, 2016

Dear Reader,

Today, I travelled to Dubai for the first ever meet-up of the Facebook community BALA, Black Americans Living Abroad.  We met at Tribes restaurant at The Mall of the Emirates. It was a wonderful afternoon of good food, good people, and good vibes.  I was reminded of how important it is to connect with like minded people; sojourners who are traveling the same path.

Wishing you many opportunities to connect with your tribe,

Fondly,
Maxima

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The food was delicious!

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Appetizer, grilled calamari


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Entree, butter fish

A few of the awesome people I met…
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A Dollop of Dubai

I had a chance to pop over to Dubai during this Eid break. We planned to do the city tour but didn’t get further than Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai Mall. However, we had a wonderful time and I can’t wait to go back!

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On our way to Dubai!

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Approaching Ibn Battuta Mall

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At Ibn Battuta Mall

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Map of the travels of Ibn Battuta

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Riding the train to do Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa

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Aquarium at Dubai Mall

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Waterfall at Dubai Mall

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Burj Khalifa

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Burj Khalifa...my favorite building