Monday, June 15, 2020

Flavours of Hong Kong

A vacation to Hong Kong is full of surprises. Not only is the place full of attractions that are pleasing to all senses, there are various delicacies too that make the stay worthwhile. Some of the best dishes of Hong Kong that are sure to feature on your must eat list are as follows:

Dim Sum: Literally meaning ‘touch your heart’, dim sums come in a variety of flavours. iN fact, they may number to almost 150 varieties on a restaurant menu to over 2000 flavors in the entire range with new flavours being innovated every day. Since many locals tend to avoid fried foods early during the day, steamed varieties dominate the palate of most. Designed to be washed down with tea while eating with a group of people, dim sums also come in snack sized portions that may be pan fried, deep fried or even baked. You can find dim sum restaurants on every nook and corner of Hong Kong starting from mid priced eateries to high class restaurants. Just go into the one that suits your pocket and enjoy a quintessential HongKong experience.

Seafood: Served fresh, Seafood of Hongkong comes in various forms- baked, fried, steamed, sliced, grilled, and stuffed. The food is so fresh that you can see it swimming minutes before it is served on your table. For a true satisfaction of palate, head to your nearest seafood restaurant that comes complete with a dining experience ranging from cosmopolitan fusions to sampan style concoctions that are best served with beer. Do make sure to try steamed fish which is the staple of many locals.

Chinese Barbecue: Though the word barbecue conjures images of salad and steaks in backyard, when compared with the popularity of Chinese barbecue, it comes nowhere near. Popularly known as siu mei, these barbecued meals serve as a window into the traditional Chinese roasts. Hanging right in your face at popular fast food chains, high end restaurants and supermarkets, the taste of this will leave your taste buds asking for more. You can also pair your meal with noodles, rice or rice noodles.

Fusion: For a city that has seen a multitude of cultures since its inception, it is hardly a surprise to see kitchens across the city fusing flavours derived from various countries and regions. There are traditional Chinese chefs adding soya sauces to European dishes, thus creating a complete new flavour altogether. In fact, these fusion styles and flavours can be found everywhere in the city- from street vendors to five star restaurants.

Eating in Hong Kong is not just about filling your stomach with anything that is kept on your plate. There are many other factors that make the place a true hub of a vibrant eating culture. Whether its lunchtime or midnight, you will be able to get your choice of food every time. In fact, for a true experience of the truest
flavours of the city, it is best to schedule a late night excursion that brings out the best of the place for you to sample.


Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Burj Al Arab - The Most Luxurious 7 Star Hotel in Dubai

The Most Luxurious and famous, The Jumeirah Burj al Arab hotel is situated on an artificial island, a luxury hotel is significant in every way. It was built in 1999 on an artificial island 200 meters from the Jumeirah beach; this is the fourth tallest hotel in the world with its 321m height (1,053 feet). The architecture of Burj al Arab is remarkable, it doesn’t get lost in the impressive cityscape, and reminding the sail of a ship. It is said to be the first and only 7 star hotel in the world!
Its service and interiors are even more stunning. The interiors are the real design wonders: suites are spacious; restaurants feature seawater aquariums or a view of Dubai. It has most expensive rooms than any other hotels in the world. The hotel, Burj al Arab is connected to the mainland by a private road that ensures the privacy of guests. So that can reach there by a short ride from Jumeirah beach.

The Burj Al Arab is decorated in warm colors and rich fabrics; each suite has sweeping views of the Arabic Gulf. Each one has a spacious dining area which can seat 4 to 6 people.
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Visitors can arrive to this hotel in royal way by Helicopter, Rolls Royce, Mercedes S400 and Mercedes GL450. Visitors who arrive by Helicopter also get a 15 minute birds-view of the city. The different charges are availabe to transfer to the hotel and that depends what kind of transfer services you want to use and that starts from AED 500 to AED 10,000.
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With over 1,600 working colleagues Burj Al Arab has 202 luxury duplexes. Which suites ratio is 8:1? Which means this ensures that every guest gets personal attention, uninterrupted care and luxury pampering. The unrivalled personalized service is a signature of this hotel. The Burj AlArab has a dedicated reception on each floor with check-in conducted in the privacy of the individual suite that ensures for the comfort and convenience of guests.

photo by jumerah burj al arab


VIP service is about more than a mere luxury. It's about creating once in a lifetime opportunities. With ultra-exclusive VIP service Burj Al Arab offers limitless possibilities, with a dedicated concierge team that will work tirelessly to meet and exceed your greatest expectations. All you need to do is ask!

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Visitors can experience ultimate luxury at Burj Al Arab by hiring a private luxury car to roam on the streets of Dubai. It offers exclusive cars to provide to their visitors on rent, including models from Lamborghini, Ferrari and Aston Martin. For a touch of classic cars tempt, old world glamour with an understated elegance that even today is rarely matched.

photo by jumerah burj al arab

There is lot more to explore at Burj Al Arab; this is just a Glance at Burj Al Arab.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Dubai – Largest Dancing Water Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is a world's largest water fountain and Dubai's most popular free tourist attraction with large display of water jets gushing out of a puddle at the foot of the Burj Khalifa. It is quite ironic to have such a large aquatic feature in one of the driest/hottest areas of the Earth.  It is set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake in Downtown Dubai; the fountain shoots water jets as high as 500 feet. The magnitude of the jets is unreal in that they reach as high as a 50 story building. The fountain is consists of a 275 meters long and has five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs.  It was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. It has over 6,600 wet superlight and 50 color projectors create a visual spectrum of over 1,000 different water expressions that appeal to visitors. Different combinations of water-forms of The Dubai Fountain perform to selected musical pieces – chosen from a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.

If you are planning to go Dubai then you must visit this attraction as for a personal viewing you can hire a boat out to the fountain. The Dubai Water Fountain performance held daily and last up to 5 minutes. This is not just a randomized fountain feature, it is so high-tech that the jets are synchronized to the culture music of Dubai, with the performance repertoire including: Sama Dubai; an award-winning song in Swahili; Baba Yetu, the signature piece of world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, and the Arab world’s top-selling dance number Shik Shak Shok, Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye).

Water Fountains performances are completely free and can see from multiple locations around Downtown Dubai. The most popular location is the Waterfront Promenade outside the Dubai Mall.

Afternoon Shows
Saturday – Thursday: 1:00pm & 1:30pm
Friday: 1:30pm & 2:00pm

Evening Shows
Daily: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
(Every 30 Minutes)

*Please note that Fountain show timings can change by a couple of minutes depending on the specific day’s prayer times.

Key Facts & Figures of Fountain:

• World’s largest dancing fountain
• In sync with classical, Arabic and world music
• 1.5 million Lumens of projected light
• Spray heights of up to 500 feet
• 22,000 gallons of airborne water
• Set in Burj Khalifa Lake, right outside The Dubai Mall on Lower Ground Waterfront Promenade in the heart of Downtown Dubai.