Ramadan in Asateer, Atlantis

My colleagues and I along with our spouses celebrated the Holy Month of Ramadan at the Asateer Tent which is located in Atlantis on the Palm Jumeirah Island.

Asateer is the Arabic word for ‘Legends’. The Asateer Tent is voted as one of the most beautiful Ramadan Tents in Dubai. The interiors of the tent is extremely luxurious and the buffet serves delicious Arabic food and drinks.

We had a great time chit chatting and eating lots of desserts. They served unlimited ice-cream, cakes and my favourite Arabic dessert called ‘Knefe’. I wish I could eat so much and not gain weight. Of course! I’m sure it’s every girls dream.

If ever you are in Dubai during the Holy Month than you should book a ticket in advance to be able to experience one of the most popular Ramadan tents.

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Asateer Buffet- Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah

Visiting Singapore Zoo

The Zoo offers various packages and we purchased the generic ticket along with the river safari + night safari. We started the day enjoying a nice Singaporean meal and afterwards headed to the main entrance. While walking around and taking pictures, we’ve noticed there were stops for performances and the polar bear show caught our attention. It was our first time to see one live and it looked really beautiful. We also watched a seal show which was super cute and funny. The funniest thing I saw was a sign that said “Zebras Exhibit-proudly adopted by KFC”.

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Singapore Zoo

After walking around, we stopped for a break and sat under flickering lights eating Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream and were enjoying each others company. It was kind of like an interrogation because of the flickering lights. Anyway our Zoo trip ended with the Night Safari and we continued the night at Marina Bay Sands.

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Singapore Zoo

We highly recommend it, it’s a fun place to be with family and friends. Especially with children. Lots of entertainment and lots to see. The Zoo is massive with lots of activities and restaurants. If you ever visit Singapore that place is a must. It’s the BEST RAIN-FOREST ZOO.

Check out their website to book a ticket in advance. http://www.zoo.com.sg/  

How We Met

My husband ‘Tim’ and I love to travel and we do it whenever we have the opportunity since we both have full-time jobs. We both met while travelling; who would have ever thought, buying a last minute ticket to Singapore would lead to your soul-mate.

We were introduced by a guy who worked at the hostel we were staying at and I instantly knew Tim is the one. It’s a feeling I cannot explain. After spending 2 days together in Singapore, we said our goodbyes, exchanged numbers and parted our separate ways, Tim continued his journey to the Philippines and I travelled to Malaysia.

Thinking this is the end of our friendship but Nooo, we just couldn’t stop messaging each other. I later flew back to Dubai and he returned to the UK and that’s when things progressed. We moved from messaging each other to skyping every single day. We in fact dedicated a specific time for Skype. I later asked him, if our relationship will lead to somewhere. He then booked a ticket to Dubai for the weekend to meet me. We then discussed and agreed that we should give it a try and Tim suggested we meet every month in a new country.

The following month we met up in Marrakesh, Morocco and things got pretty serious, we started discussing moving to the other ones country. He then met up with me again in Dubai and we discussed commitment but we thought it would be better to go with the flow.

The next month, I flew to Istanbul, Turkey where he followed me. After visiting the historical mosques Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, we continued walking towards  the street where the famous Grand Bazaar is located, the street is filled with jewellery stores and Tim asked me to pick an engagement ring, as he wants me to wear something that I love. Being an Asian, I bargained and managed to get 20% off. Tim was insisting that it was okay but I just had to, its in me to bargain.

Months passed and Tim got relocated to Abu Dhabi where we started building our home together and months later, we got married in Dubai court.

I must say, long distance relationships are not easy at all. When there’s a will from both sides then there’s a way. It takes patience, work and loyalty. If the relationship doesn’t work out, it means he/she is not the one for you and you will realise it in the long run and besides you’ll understand why it did not work in the first place. Also what follows is way better and incomparable than what you thought was perfect.

When something is meant to be, it will happen in ease.

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Singapore Zoo