Unexpected Visit at Madinat Jumeirah

Evening of Jul. 16, 2012, with increasing temperature in Dubai even when the sun is already taking rest in the corner we feel the heat of the night outside the seating area of Al Makan Restaurant in Madinat Jumeirah. A few step from our occupied table is the Jumeirah Ampitheatre where most of the diners enjoy taking their memorable pics. While waiting for our food to serve I reminisce how we surprisingly landed on this beautiful place.

Half day were almost gone when I receive a message from my cousin who invites us to come with them for a simple dinner to celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary. Clueless of where to dine, my other cousin and I thought it will be held in one of the fastfood chain near our house. Without much expectation, we wear an informal clothes with a slippers for comfortability just in case we need to walk more distance. Surprisingly we are requested to go inside the car. My wild imagination strikes again by thinking they maybe book either in Dubai Mall or any resto in Sheik Zayed Road. We almost pass into this two place but still our enjoyable rides keeps going to place unknown to us. Near in Mall Of Emirates we take the exit going to Jumeirah. The excitement doubled when we are looking at each other and find no idea where are we heading. After a series of turning left and right we finally find place in the parking area of Madinat Jumeirah. Then a smile quickly register into our face because of our get up. How come we are dress like parang maglalakad-lakad lang sa kalye and magically enter a souq-inspired place with a lot of tourist walking around. Anyway, we can’t go back. We are all surprised except for my cousin’s husband who manage to reserve the place without informing her wife. Yay, unexpected happenings create unforgetable experience.

The place is definitely amazing. Every corner is a good avenue for photographic session. Unlike other diners who have camera to capture each station we are happily smiling in front of our mobile phone. Super thanks to our gadget for saving our fondest memorabilia in this place despite the fact that we don’t bring our digicam due to our “akala-kasi” mode.

Andilim…Kung me araw lang (or kahit digicam gamitin) and ganda sana ng background.Ayieeee…kalahati lang kuha saken. pero ok na rin!

Though our group were camera-less it doesn’t mean we least enjoy the food and ambience of the place. As we choose outdoor seating we fill our bellies with Arabic bread, Hommos, Fattoush, Al Makan platter, Shish Taouk, Carbonara and Lasagna Al Forno. While our sweat glands become active throught our stay we make sure to hydrate it with fresh juice of mango, orange and strawberry.

Refreshing Strawberry Juice

After our dinner we stroll inside Madinat to discover its beauty. It never fail to amaze my eyes. Actually it is an old tourist destination known by many but few took chance to see its hidden gem. Thanks to surprise invitation. Thanks to my cousin’s hubby for giving us time to be in this wonderful place.

Next time I will visit this place I’ll make sure to bring my camera. For now, we don’t even have a group picture but we have great experience to keep.

Wait for me —Madinat Jumeirah!

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