Thursday, December 18, 2008

Lets Go Picnic

Dates trees

The weather in Dubai is getting chiller by the day. This week a wind called Shamal is bringing in more cool wind from the west and in effect it has lowered down the temperature to minimum 22 degrees Celsius, especially at night.

Grass on desert land

My wife, Adrin and I definitely enjoy this weather very much as we get to wear new warm clothes and do what the peoples of Dubai do in this season, that is - PICNIC !

One thing I noticed about the parks in Dubai is that they are very well maintained. It comes with a price though around AED3.00 to AED20.00 per entry per person. Initially I wondered how do they grow the grass and the trees on a desert. I found out it is not an easy task for them as every tree, grassy spot and bush in Dubai need to be watered automatically by dedicated system of underground pipe tubes. Back home in Malaysia we could just throw a seed or plant a flower stem and it will grow steadily without we realise it or sometime we don't have to do anything and some plants will grow especially lalang.

In Dubai we have been to a few parks like Zaabel Park (entrance fee 5 dirhams per person), Safa Park (entrance fee 3 dirhams per person) and Jumeirah Beach Park (entrance fee 5 dirhams per person and 20 dirhams per car).



The other day, we went to Al Ain city which is about 160km east of Dubai. Al Ain is located further in to the desert area but it is not all sand and dust here because Al Ain is surrounded by a number of oasis. In fact Al Ain is also called "The Garden City of the Gulf" because of its greenery, lush parks and dates/ palm trees. We went to one of its public parks called Hili Archeological Park which is so named because there are a few archeological excavation sites in the park where they have found artefacts of desert people dated as old as 7000 years ago. The entrance fee for Hili Archeological Park was very cheap at 1 dirhams and on that day we went in for free. Besides the grand sight of mountains bordering between UAE and Oman and the archeological sites, one good thing I remembered about the park was that it was really quite. There were not many people in Hili Archeological Park on that day. I lay down on a picnic mat, closed my eyes and tried to focus on my hearing, but there was no sound at all. I felt asleep in no time until Adrin slapped me on my face...huh...



This week is going to be the last week for my wife and Adrin before they go back to Kuala Lumpur. I will definitely miss them after this and more so there will be no more picnic for me.

Life goes on....


I don't bother about how bad the economy is. If I can find a place to go picnic that is a quality of life.





14 comments:

HERMZZ said...

Kalau dah gaji masyuk... tak kesah laa economy tak baik ka apa ka. Cuba hang kasi aku semua gaji hang kat aku, sure hang tak pi lagi dah picnic-picnic ni....

doremon said...

last paragraph tu awat yang macam nak teghiaaaakk jaaa??? alaaaa nanti hang pi la picnic ngan chics (plural tu) arab lak. yalla yalla aiwah

cohong gym said...

Kat Malaysia pun banyak park. Bezanya, kita kena la berhati-hati semasa nak cari tempat landing pasal banyak sangat benda-benda yang tak diingini ada kat merata-rata. Contohnya, sampah, kaca, ludah, hingus, taik anjing, taik kucing, taik orang pun ada dan banyak lagi. Kesudahannya, tak payah pegi lansung picnic kat Malaysia. Kalau ada banyak sangat masa, kau picnic je kat rumah. Lagi selamat.

Macam Doremon kata, apa nak sedih. Awek arab kan ramai

wahyun said...

chics...hahaha...ada fulus, ada chics, yalla benna!!

shah JB said...

seronok la org tersayang ada di sisi, tapi nanti terpaksa berjauhan lagi. Sabar je la, takpe ini la pengorbanan. Along, jemput ke blog aku http://ziarah76.blogspot.com/

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HERMZZ said...

Long,

Hang jangan ikut cakap diorang Cohong tu. Memang Arab Chix ramai. Tapi tak sama dengan anak bini. Betul tak.

So chix arab yang ramai2 ko usha tu, ko kasi dengan aku. Sedekah....

Syamsulfaiz said...

Hermzz,
Gaji takdak pun aku still mau pi Picnic lagi. Tapi makan biskut dan air kosong la...kuang kuang kuang

Doremon,
Memang sedihla bila bini dan anak dok jauh. picnic dgn chic lain dgn picnic dgn bini...(mcm la aku pernah picnic dgn chic..)

cohong,
Kat sini park dia ada Pak Arab pakai kereta bungy jaga. Tukang sapu pun ramai.

wahyun,
ada chics...fulus bole habis...wallahhh...

shah JB,
insaf aku setiap kali baca posting kau...

hady said...

hi there
salam perkenalan
i'll link to ur blog
my blog : www.andiarshad.blogspot.com

oh, in our firm
i think around 10 of us from iium
legal department, architecture, landscape.

u work in what field?

Lab papa said...

Salam Bro,

Wah best picnic. Kat sini dah sejuk membeku, heater gas heater letrik semua ada semua on hahaha. You must be happy that your family is with you right now :)

I'm attracted by your saying, di Malaysia baling jer any seeds, no need watering system etc, let the nature do its business. True. Tapi sayang kita tidak use at its best, banyak lagi yg kita perlu import dari luar sedangkan we have the ability to do it. IMHO

Alif Lam said...

biar terpisah selalu menderita
kerana syurga managih ujian
sedang neraka dipagari oleh nikmat
bertemu tidak jemu, berpisah tak gelisah...
-petikan lagu Pertemuan Bukan Milik Kita - album Kembalilah Kasih (1994) dendangan Kump Suara Hati (Kump nasyid pertama yg mengeluarkan album berkonsep kontemporari sebelum raihan..) sorry, promote sket..

Hamidi said...

waahhh ko memang patut sedih Long...sapa yg tak sedih berjauhan dgn anak bini, memang ada niat nak kawin satu lagi! Kira ko ni suami mithali la Long...bagus, bagus, ...kalau jumpa chicks kat sana, ckp je ko gay, konfim dorang nak berkawan dgn ko sebab dorang tak takut dgn gay!

Alif Lam said...

ibu mithali, suami menyesali.. huhuu..

عيديد said...

wah seronok family datang sini.. Patutlah senyap jer.. Jom dah jadi bachelor semula let we shisha

nouryssa said...

Along...
I missed Idah so much..its like killing me to see Adrin dah besar and not still not able to meet them.
Waaa.....I'll find time to visit them.
Please drop by my blog yeaaa...for us to keep in touch.
http://nouryssa.wordpress.com

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