Since private sector employees were given 3 days off for Eid Al Adha holidays, we ended up having a 5 day weekend last week. Luckily for me, I even got the luxury of taking the full week off. That’s a total of 9 days! =)
We kicked off the weekend with an amazing breakfast at IKEA. The restaurant team wanted us to try out their new breakfast concept. I’m keeping the details secret for now but watch out as they’re planning to launch it soon. You will love it, promise!
Speaking of IKEA, I present to you our personalized 2017 catalogue. What do you think of our mini-modeling stint? Pasado ba? 🙂
On 10th September, we were invited to Little Manila’s Chef Table event where they unveiled the BIGGEST PIZZA IN THE UAE! Wow!
*separate blog post coming up…
That same evening, my cousins came over and we had an epic night as usual. And since all of us were off the next day, everyone decided to sleep over our place. You will be surprised on how many adults could fit inside our room! haha
On 12th September, we drove to Abu Dhabi for our overnight booking at Al Ain Palace Hotel. Though last minute, we were still able to secure affordable rates (Aed199) thru Booking.com.
To be honest, the hotel wasn’t great, but you get what you pay for, right?
Though the rooms were a little too outdated, their pool was a different story. Look at our underwater
glamour shots! haha
After checking out, we had lunch at Rice Overdose. Their concept was promising but honestly, there were quite a few misses.
Here’s a short clip about our Abu Dhabi trip. Please watch in HD 🙂
On 14th September, I came to the office in the morning to finish some work. Then husband picked me up around lunch and we drove back to Abu Dhabi for his work naman.
The next day, as if we weren’t tired from all the driving, we were out again to run some errands. We first had brunch at Golden Fork.
then we headed over to Karama Center to buy a screen protector for my work phone. I ended up haggling for pretty cases too =)
We spent the rest of the afternoon driving around Dubai then dropped by IKEA in the evening to buy Ate Pam’s drawer.
You can imagine how tired we were from all our activities so we just spent the last two days lounging at the comforts of our home sweet home.
The Eid holidays was indeed a welcome break from our otherwise monotonous home-work-home routine. It was also the perfect opportunity to catch up with family and friends. Next year ulit =)
Before I end this post, let me just share this message that I recently came across on Facebook…