Happy Eid

Ramadan is over. Now we can freely drink and eat anytime in public. The hardest was not being able to drink coffee during those exhausted mornings at work after late nights in the office and 3AM feedings.  
View of Burj Khalifa from Bay Avenue, Business Bay

My last moments in the design firm will be spent here in the new office in Business Bay with a gorgeous view of the city from the 25th floor.  I can imagine walking along Bay Avenue in the evening staring at the majestic Burj Khalifa on the way to the parking lot. It gets better during winter, where diners will seize the tables outside making this part of the city alive. It's funny to think that when I first moved to Dubai many years ago, this area was empty. There was nothing here, but sand. 

Bay Avenue is a two-level retail complex lined with indoor and outdoor shops and restaurants. The promenade offers Al-fresco diners the chance to enjoy the pretty landscape and the view of the iconic tower. There are residential establishments above this 2-level podium as well as office spaces. Connected to it are high-rise office towers at both ends.  Too bad, the office didn't move sooner.

Did you know?  Apartment rents for units facing Burj Khalifa in Business Bay are almost twice more expensive than those that aren't?

Coffee Bun and Coffee at Pappa Roti, Dubai Mall

We are enjoying a short mid-week break to celebrate Eid-Al Fitr, a three-day feast at the end of Ramadan. Families kept the malls packed and busy. It was very difficult to find a parking space. To celebrate the holiday, a lunch at an Indian restaurant and a coffee bun treat to go with a freshly brewed americano were due. 

To all Muslim friends, Eid Mubarak!
Wishing everyone a lovely week!
Love & light,

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  1. you truly live in heaven, sweet sister!

  2. Eid Mubarak, indeed. It was a holiday here yesterday in observance of the Ramadan. I didn't know that even coffee is forbidden, that's like a torture!

  3. What a stunning view from Bay Avenue. Each time I visit Burj Khalifa I am still struck by this impressive building both during the day and in the evening too. We have enjoyed a coffee bun at Pappa Roti in Dubai Mall - very tasty treat.

  4. Gosh, that's a pretty view. And the bun looks so good! I'd definitely love to try one.

  5. Oh wow...I don't think I could ever give up coffee :)