Saturday, 29 October 2016

Koolivaheaeg Dubais

Tõenäoliselt pole ma ammu juba nii kurb olnud kui 24. ja 25. oktoobril, sest esiteks siis läks minu turistigrupp tagasi Eestise ning järgmisel hommikul saadavad sõbrad mulle pilte ja videoid Eesti esimesest lumest, vot nii suurt suusatamise isu pole juba ammu olnud. Peab vist varsti ikka Dubais suusatamas käima...
Esmaspäeval kulmineerusid kolm kesksemestri eksamit ning juba teisipäeval pärast tunde sain lubada peaaegu nädalapikkuse puhkuse Dubais. Tavaliseks rutiiniks sai hommikuti päikesevõtmine ning õhtuti vaatamisväärtuste külastamine. Kunagi, kui igas seitsmes emiraadis on käidud, peaks tegema iga emiraadi kohta vist põhiliste külastuskohtade listi, sest uskuge mind, peale Dubai on sellel riigil rohkematki pakkuda. Dubais tegime loomulikult kohustusliku Burj Khalifa ringi ning vaatasime purskkaeve, käisime Dubai Mall-is (, kus eksisime ära rohkem kordi kui kahe käel sõrmi on), käisime Dubai Outlet Mall-is ning veetsime aega Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) alal. Ühe päeva veetsime ka Abu Dhabis, kus tundsin end palju kodusemalt ning sai tehtud turvaline Sheikh Zayed peamošee, ülikooli, Emirates Palace, Corniche ja keskturu (Central Souk) tiir.
Südame tegid kindlasti soojemaks kohvriga kaasa tulnud vanaema kotletid otse Reolast! Ma pole juba ammu midagi nii-nii head saanud (ma olen maailma suurim vanaema kotlettide fänn). Lisaks sellele oli kaasas kõik, mida minu hing vähegi ihkas: kohupiim, hapukoor (tatrapudru jaoks), mitu pätsi musta leiba, purk marineeritud seeni, detsembrikuuks pakk verivorste, juustu, šokolaade ja kirju koer. Kaasa oli võetud ka paar õuna, mille kodune maitse pole kohalike Lumivalgekese punaste õuntega võrreldavgi.
Ülimalt hea oli siinsest ülikoolimullist välja saada ja normaalset ja aktiivset elu elada. Pealegi joonistus aina tugevamini minu jaoks väja erinevused Abu Dhabi ja Dubai vahel ning miks mulle Dubai rohkem meeldiks. Siinkohal, ma arvan, et pildid räägivad enda eest. Nüüd aga tagasi koolirutiini!

I think I haven't been this sad for a while. Two things happened roughly at the same time: my tourist group had to go back to Estonia and the next day my friends kept flooding me with pictures of first snow at home. I was jealous; I guess I have to go to Dubai indoor skiing centre to try it out...
On Monday, I finished three of my mid-terms and on Tuesday I packed my suitcases after my last class and headed to Dubai for a holiday. Most of the days started with taking the sun in the mornings and continued with sightseeing in the afternoon. I genuinely feel that after I have visited all the seven emirates, I should do an ultimate travel guide for each of them, because there is so much more to see besides Dubai. Of course, we visited Burj Khalifa and the dancing fountains, went to Dubai Mall (where we were lucky enough to get lost a lot more than one could even count), Dubai Outlet Mall and spent time at Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR). I insisted spending one day at Abu Dhabi, where I could feel myself like a fish in the sea. I did the typical tour of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, university, Corniche, Emirates Palace and Central Souk.
I was deeply touched by the nice gesture from my granny who had made minced meat patties that were delivered to me by my mum. In addition, I was spoiled with curd cheese, sour cream (people in UAE also know it as smetana) for my buckwheat porridge, black rye bread, pickled mushrooms, blood sausages, cheese, chocolate, and a homemade cake out of chocolate and cookies called Colourful Dog (direct translation). I was also lucky enough to eat few apples from home that actually had a nice taste and didn't look like ones from the Snow White movie.
It was a nice change to get out of the school routine and live a normal life. It was also a great way to see differences between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, since, by their nature, are two very different cities. I think,in this case, pictures will tell more than words. I will be heading back to school!

JBR

JBR

Vaade JBR-le rannast/the view to JBR from the beach


Emaga Burj Khalifa ees/in front of Burj Khalifa with my mum





JBR õhtutuledes/JBR at night

Metroodes tuleb hoolega tähele panna, milline on naiste vagun, milline Kuldklassi ning milline tavaklassi/In metro you have to pay close attention to which vagons are for females and families, which for Gold Class and which ones are for ordinary people.

Siin pildil kannan enda isiklikku abayat, mille soetasin umbes 40 euroga/In this picture I wear an abaya that I bought with approximately 40 euros.

Turistigrupp Etihadi tornide ees/me and my tourist group in front of the Etihad Towers.

Emirates Palaces teed ja kohvi joomas. Minu seljataga oli tšellist, kes mängis terve selle aja/At the Emirates Palace for afternoon tea and coffee. There was a cellist playing behind me the entire time.








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