After launching (ahem) AliyaH’z.in last Saturday, blissful slumber of peace finally seeped in... even the website editor decided to NOT fill my head that night, to make me fidget with its widgets.
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Mid-week, a robotic crawler suggested making a few alterations, including:
Social Media: Most of you must be reading this through my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram links this time. And I thought I was done with these apps when I had to deactivate my FB account (this was the only platform I was “social” on) couple of years earlier. My account was hacked, spied upon followed by malicious shares and likes, supposedly posted through my ID, which I discovered only after checking my activity log. It has gotten spooky since then as despite de-activation, “my like or share” have continued to show now and then on certain images/videos which are beyond me! So, here goes the
DISCLAIMER: I will not like or share any out-of-sorts images/pictures/videos and if you do find my inclusion in any weird stuff, than it is not me.
the blue moon night.
No, the moon was not blue, but white and big as we were watching, squatted on the Boardwalk of the Dancing Musical Fountain by Burj Khalifa.
The beauty of Dubai is that it does not need to be a weekend or holiday for hordes of visitors to be seen at popular hotspots. For that matter, even our residential area is forever lit up, bustling with activity even during wee hours, people having chai, shawarma and vehicles passing by, irrespective of the time.
It was the middle of the week that Blue night, but the Mall was populated, most of them flocking outside Tim Horton’s exit to be in full view of the tallest tower. Burj Khalifa was basking in the floodlight of the luminous moon.
There is an exit towards the circled end of the Mall wherein you read the board: Dubai Boardwalk. For AED 20 per person (we had a family pass access), step out onto the bubbled bluish platform built over water, that is steady, but seems to sway under your feet, which takes you right up, close and personal with the fountain.
Like everyone, selfie sticks were mounted and phones stuffed with pics and videos against the looming tower and the bright colour changing backdrops (though the dark videos don’t do justice as you will see here). Despite being warmly dressed on that cold night, we had to huddle down together on top of the blobbed surface.
The water dances every half an hour to changing music in world-wide languages and what an amazingly spectacular sight to watch!
Thereafter, the mass of people floated us across, back into the Mall to satisfy our hunger pangs. It was a good decision to have our TAZA meals outside on the 3rd floor verandah as we were in time to be mesmerised by the Laser show on the Burj Khalifa (can watch it here).
“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”
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