Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and all the best in 2017! Best wishes with few more details from United Arab Emirates since there is one more Glimpse of Dubai to come on Tuesday, and than we'll be off to another destination in January. Make sure to follow and thus be notified of new posts in time. May … Continue reading Happy New Year!

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Dubai: CELEBRATING NEW YEAR ALL YEAR ROUND (15)

After everything you have seen, heard and experienced, you try to sum up the impressions and all those Dubai facts you have learned during your trip. A day to rest a bit, without touring around the city. And I have promised myself to try and have that macchiato at the balcony of the cafe on … Continue reading Dubai: CELEBRATING NEW YEAR ALL YEAR ROUND (15)

Dubai: GRAD U KOME JE STALNO NOVA GODINA (15)

Nakon svega što ste videli, čuli i iskusili, poslednjeg dana pokušate da sredite utiske – danas nema obilazaka i jurnjave. I zainatili ste se da popijete tu kafu na šetalištu, u bašti uz novine, pa makar skapali od vrućine! Doduše, inteligentno ste došli u osam ujutru, dok se još vlaga nije sasvim podigla. Jedan jedini … Continue reading Dubai: GRAD U KOME JE STALNO NOVA GODINA (15)

Dubai: HAVING A DRINK IN THE CITY (14)

When it comes to going out for a drink in Dubai, well, it does require certain planning in advance. Wide range of restaurants, cafes that are usually in shopping centers or right next to them, do offer a great choice welcoming even the pickiest tourists. But if you occasionally want to enjoy a glass of … Continue reading Dubai: HAVING A DRINK IN THE CITY (14)

Dubai: NOĆNI ŽIVOT (14)

Kada je u pitanju noćni život u Dubaiju, treba imati u vidu da to zahteva izvesno – planiranje unapred. Široka paleta restorana, kafića na „prometnim mestima“, odnosno najčešće u šoping centrima ili tik uz njih, nude veliki izbor i zadovoljiće i najprobirljivijeg turistu. Ipak, ako poželite da popijete čašu vina ili kriglu piva, ili bilo … Continue reading Dubai: NOĆNI ŽIVOT (14)

Dubai: QUICK STOP TO ABU DHABI (12)

One of the things I have promised myself to visit, if I ever set foot onto Emirates’ soil, is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. There was a TV documentary that I have seen couple of years back about the way the Mosque was built and it looked so grand and surreal, that … Continue reading Dubai: QUICK STOP TO ABU DHABI (12)

Dubai: ŠTA OBIĆI U ABU DABIJU (12)

Dok smo fotografisali sve one džamije po Dubaiju, setim se da sam u jednom od dokumentaraca svojevremeno gledala kako je građena jedna velelepna, bela, u blizini Abu Dabija, te mi je još tada prošlo kroz glavu kako ću sigurno, ako me put ikad nanese na tu stranu sveta, to morati da vidim uživo. A put me … Continue reading Dubai: ŠTA OBIĆI U ABU DABIJU (12)

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, with few stunning details from Abu Dhabi!

Dubai: CRUISING THE CREEK (13)

Dubai Creek that separates two oldest districts – Deira and Bur Dubai, was actually home to the first inhabitants of this emirate. After Baniyas tribe came from Abu Dhabi, the new ruler at the time - Sheikh Maktoum bin Hashar al Maktoum allowed various tax concessions for foreign traders at the end of the 18th … Continue reading Dubai: CRUISING THE CREEK (13)

Dubai: KRSTARENJE KRIKOM (13)

Takozvani Dubai Krik, koji odvaja najstarije delove grada – Deiru i Bur Dubai, udomio je i prve naseljenike ovog emirata. Naime, nakon što su pripadnici plemena Banijas došli iz Abu Dabija, novi vladar Dubaija šeik Maktum bin Hašer al Maktum odobrio je krajem 18. veka poreske ustupke stranim trgovcima, čime je privukao mnoge koji su … Continue reading Dubai: KRSTARENJE KRIKOM (13)

Dubai: VISITING THE GRAND MOSQUE (11)

It so happened that I have made sudden plans to go to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi the next day. (You’ll find more about it in the next Glimpse.) Local guides insisted that we should “make sure to dress accordingly”, to wear long sleeves and trousers. Appropriate scarves would be given to … Continue reading Dubai: VISITING THE GRAND MOSQUE (11)

Dubai: KAKO SAM POSETILA VELIKU DŽAMIJU (11)

Pogodilo se da sam naprasno odlučila da sutradan odem u Abu Dabi da vidim Veliku džamiju šeika Zajeda. (Više o samom Abu Dabiju u sledećem tekstu.) Lokalni vodiči su nas savetovali da treba da budemo “propisno odeveni”, uz duge rukave i nogavice, dodavši da ćemo na ulazu dobiti i marame. Ovo se ne propušta! Ništa … Continue reading Dubai: KAKO SAM POSETILA VELIKU DŽAMIJU (11)

Dubai: STROLLING AROUND DEIRA (10)

You do remember that you have seen couple of domes from the sightseeing bus, one being decorated with blue and green ornaments, and it was indicated by the guide that „behind the building on your right“ there is the largest mosque in Dubai, but also the Iranian one, Indian etc. The bus doesn’t stop there. … Continue reading Dubai: STROLLING AROUND DEIRA (10)

Dubai: DŽAMIJE I CENKANJE (10)

Setite se da ste iz „otvorenog autobusa“ videli dve-tri kupole džamija, od kojih se jedna ističe plavo-zelenim ornamentima, a vodič vam je tek naznačio da se „iza zgrada sa vaše desne strane“ nalaze najveća džamija u Dubiju, te iranska šiitska, kao i indijska, ali se autobus tu maltene ne zaustavlja. A vama je oko otišlo … Continue reading Dubai: DŽAMIJE I CENKANJE (10)

Dubai: MUSEUM, WHAT TO SEE (9)

Having in mind that I come from Europe and that by places to visit in Dubai I a priori think of monuments, great archaeological ruins, traces of cultural heritage that dates back thousands of years ago, I was a bit surprised by being referred to shopping malls by default. Since I have been persistent, a … Continue reading Dubai: MUSEUM, WHAT TO SEE (9)

Dubai: MUZEJ KAO ZABAVNI PARK (9)

Imajući u vidu da sam iz Srbije, Evrope, i da pod “šta posetiti” u nekoj zemlji a priori pomislim na spomenike, značajna arheološka nalazišta, ostatke kulturnog nasleđa koji datiraju hiljadama godina unazad – bila sam donekle zbunjena kada su me ovde prvo uputili na šoping centre. Pošto sam im dosađivala, na kraju mi preporučiše glavni … Continue reading Dubai: MUZEJ KAO ZABAVNI PARK (9)

Dubai: OLD TOWN SOUKS (8)

Not many mosques are to be found in modern, recently built districts that date back a decade or two. You do not hear the five calls to prayer by Muslim preacher imam every day. Although Dubai is proud to have 500 mosques, they are usually situated in old districts. One of them in Al Satwa, built few … Continue reading Dubai: OLD TOWN SOUKS (8)

Dubai: A KAD ZALUTATE U STAROM GRADU… (8)

Ono što upada u oči, naročito u delovima grada koji su izgrađeni u poslednjih deceniju-dve i gde dominiraju moderne višespratnice, jeste činjenica da ćete naići tek na poneku džamiju. Ne čuje se ni muslimanski poziv na molitvu pet puta dnevno. Iako Dubai ima 500 džamija, one se uglavnom nalaze u „starijim“ delovima grada. Jedna takva … Continue reading Dubai: A KAD ZALUTATE U STAROM GRADU… (8)

Dubai: ARABIC SWEETS, LOST IN TRANSLATION (7)

One cannot find traditional Arabic sweets just like that, not on every corner of Dubai anyway. Maybe in industrial packages, those that could be bought in supermarkets. Or if you perhaps peek into restaurants’ menus. Luckily, I have stumbled upon a handmade sweets store in modern Dubai Marina district with a variety of desserts – … Continue reading Dubai: ARABIC SWEETS, LOST IN TRANSLATION (7)

Dubai: DO KOLAČA “I RUKAMA I NOGAMA” (7)

U Dubaiju nije moguće naći tradicionalne arapske kolače tek tako, ne baš na svakom ćošku. Možda u industrijskima pokovanjima, koja se prodaju u supermarketima. Ili eventualno ako zavirite u jelovnik tradicionalnog restorana. No, ja sam imala tu sreću, pa naletela na tipičnu arapsku poslastičarnicu usred modernog dela grada koji se zove Dubai Marina. Raznolikost kolača, … Continue reading Dubai: DO KOLAČA “I RUKAMA I NOGAMA” (7)