Monday, March 23, 2009

March 20th - Groove & Grind at JBH

Never did I imagine that I would step my foot at a famous five-star hotel in Dubai. If not for the annual dinner organized by the company hubby is attached to, it would still remain an imagination. My family and I were actually there at Jumeirah Beach Hotel to attend the dinner.

That was our first time at this wave-shaped hotel, so we were like total strangers looking for the place the dinner was held and a prayer room. In no time, the hotel staff approached us and showed us the way. Since it was near Maghrib, we headed for the prayer room first. We felt so welcome although we knew it that this was 'not our place'. With the extravagant hospitality shown by the hotel staff, it is no wonder that Jumeirah Beach Hotel has been voted ‘Best Resort Hotel in the World’ by readers of Business Traveller Magazine, UK, 2001-2008.

Themed 'Groove & Grind' in the 50s and 60s, hubby, the kids and I were trying our best to fit ourselves into the theme. We did not dress to the teeth, we just made do with what we already had. Hubby and Apit were in checked shirts with the sleeves rolled up whereas Along and Ain were in dresses with leggings and hair bands. Me, with ala-ala Saloma style but of course with my head scarf on.

Although we came a bit late, that was not a reason for us not to have fun. With Elvis' songs filling the air together with 70s and 80s nostalgic songs, the night was so lively. We had a blast (but we did not dance though, we just watched). The food was a variety ranging from Japanese to Indian to Arabic food and yummiliciously good of course. What made it so special is that the place we had dinner is overlooking another famous five-star luxury hotel - Burj Al Arab. It looks so near from that open grassy beach of Jumeirah Beach Hotel.














Burj Al Arab is one of the most photographed structures in the world. Your stay in Dubai is considered not complete if you yourself haven't been photographed with Burj Al Arab as the background he he...Let's feast our eyes on this stunningly beautiful Burj Al Arab. Very interestingly, at night its colours change every few minutes as it is illuminated by choreographed lighting representing water and fire.

If Sydney is famous for its Opera House and Paris with the Eiffel Tower, Burj Al Arab is an iconic or symbolic structure for Dubai. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It's the world's tallest hotel which characterizes itself as the world's only "7-star" property.

Although we didn't bring back any SONY Bravia LCD or a SONY home theatre set for the lucky draw prize, we were happy as we were full and really had fun.


14 comments:

nor said...

cantiknya gmbr burj tu....

inahar ali said...

mak aih..cantiknye..bila la akak nk sampai sana ek!

domestic engineer said...

Memang sah cantik kan Nor. U dah lama kat sini mesti lg byk gambar2 kat Burj kan...

domestic engineer said...

Tu la Kak Ina, sesekali take a break from your busy schedule. Meh datang sini meh...kita boleh amik gambar guling2 dpn Burj Al Arab tu.

eiyda said...

Bestnya dinner kt JBH..Kt situ ada chef Melayu tau..makanan mesia pun ada tp buffet sampai DH600 per person...

DaNaSh said...

as salam ziela..mana gambar penuh ala2 saloma style tu??? teringin nak tengok gak....wow..memang comei pun your blog ni...

Hilmy Zean said...

Buffet Dhs600/pax? Maknanya kitorg kena bayar Dhs3K....Kalau duit banyak tu, boleh bayar bill2 kat Malaysia.....hehe

iza said...

hope one day i can be there too!!

domestic engineer said...

Eiyda: Tak tau pula ada chef Melayu. Klu ktrg tau, boleh jenguk2 ke dapur tu berkenalan2 ke. Hah? 600 dhs per person...Syukurlah we got the opportunity to dine there but didn't have to pay a cingle cent.

Naza: Ingat nak tempek gak gmbr ala-ala Saloma tuh tapi segan la pulak...sebab ada story lain di sebaliknya he he...Nanti la I story later.

domestic engineer said...

Iza: Yup, hopefully. Ktrg pun by luck je tu sbb ada company dinner.

Yang: Tu la kan...klu tau nilai yg kita mkn mlm tu abt 600dhs, kita makan lebih2 ek...

pakcikbeskal said...

tadaaa!!! pakcikbeskal in da house... hehehe

huraz said...

Salam Ziela, i baru return dari hibernating... syoknya read about your activities. By the way, why are you learning phonetics and phonology???

domestic engineer said...

Pakcikbeskal: Eh Pakcikbeskal dah ada blogspot lak ke? :)

Huraz: Doll, it's not Phonetics & Phonology yg kita blaja dulu tu. It's different, it's more than that he he...

Wiz said...

If kat Malaysia mesti last2 tu ada karaoke lagu2 P Ramlee and Saloma kan. So boleh la you and hub nyanyi duet sama2.