Ramadan and Eid in Jakarta, Indonesia

When the UAE announced the days off for the Eid Holiday, Tim suggested we should travel since he is on probation and won’t be able to travel for 6 months.




So we decided to travel to an affordable destination and pay the cheapest tickets lol. So Jakarta it was, little did we know that EVERYTHING IS CLOSED during Eid holidays. LOL. Yes we know Indonesia is a Muslim country but we traveled to Beirut during those holidays and we live in UAE which is a Muslim country but everything is open for the public.







Unfortunately, we did not manage to do much since everything closed early and the touristic attractions were closed. However, we did manage to visit few places such as Ancol, Grand Indonesia Mall, Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral, National Monument at Merdeka Squae, Sepa Island, Mal Taman Ang Grek, Central Park Jakarta.

We really enjoyed Indonesian food and ate a lot. The food is extremely affordable and filling.








We highly recommend a short visit to the lovely city of Jakarta. 🙂

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.


Asateer Buffet- Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah