Monday, April 8, 2013

The Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

Its time for another  Ultimate Blog Party, Yay! Thank you so much to twin bloggers Susan and Janice of 5 minutes for mom for hosting such wonderful event every year. This is my second year and last year I've "met" wonderful bloggers whom I'd love to meet again as well as meet more bloggers in this years parteeee!

My name is Carla and welcome to My Yellow Bells. I blog about our life here in United Arab Emirates as an expat family. I came to Dubai in December 2002 and got married to Ferald (who came a year earlier than me) in September 2003. We had our first baby in April 2004 and another in 2010. Our daughter Micaela is now nine and our son Prince is now three both of them are born in the UAE.


Our life is of a typical expat family in Dubai. Me and my husband goes to work and our daughter goes to school during weekdays (our son stays home with his aunt Bhabes) and our weekends - that's Friday and Saturday are spent going to the malls (we have a lot of malls here), beach, parks, zoo, the the desert and when we have more time and money to spend, we visit Dubai's neighboring Emirates to explore - we have been to all seven Emirates and we have lived in two (Dubai and Sharjah) (Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaima, Ajman, Fujairah, Umm A-Quwain). 

How about a tour to the places we have been? I'll start off with the most popular city

Dubai has its famous Burj Khalifa next to Dubai Mall and the Dancing Fountain that dances daily from 6 pm




Sharjah has a beautiful open beach to boast and recently a dancing fountain too



Abu Dhabi the capital of the country owns a Grand Mosque built in honor of the founding father of the UAE HH Sheik Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan


Our trip to Liwa to see the highest sand dune is something I cannot miss to share, it has a 50 degree slipface and height of 120 meters


Al Ain is part of Adu Dhabi and there are remarkable places to visit there too like the Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain Paradise Green Mubazzarah and Top of Jebel Hafeet you can look at it here

On your way to the top of Jebel Hafeet you can stop to take some photos like this one



Fujairah is almost totally mountainous Emirate. We are on our way here to Wadi Wurayyah


We also stayed at one of the best hotels in Fujairah- The Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort


In Umm Al-Quwain you will find the largest water park in the UAE - Dreamland Aqua Park.  You can also go crabbing to catch your own crabs for dinner.



Not tired of going places yet? The remaining Emirates Ras Al Khaima and Ajman trip have no photos and I must say that there was no fab things we have done there yet. We've been there many times before but unfortunately no pictures. 

I'd love to share more but I'd better give the stage to the next party blogger otherwise I might not be able to stop but you can always visit me at My Yellow Bells to know more about Dubai and the UAE

This party rocks! Thanks for coming!

19 comments:

  1. Hi Carla! Stopping by from #UBP13! What an absolutely fascinating blog! And your pictures are wonderful! I can't imagine the exciting life you and your family have! You're in a position to be able to vacation in some amazing places, so I thought maybe you'd like to check us out, too - http://bit.ly/10MplfB. Happy partying!

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    1. The places are all part of the UAE where we are now based but yes they are all awesome places. Thank you for partying with me at UBP13.

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  2. Hi! New follower here and I am a new blogger!... I found you on UBP13! Your blog is great! Awesome photos!! I'm excited to read up! Please come by and follow me on my blog at mybutterflyhaus.blogspot.com!
    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you My Butterfly Haus for partying with me at UBP, swinging from here to your blog.

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  3. Hi! I came over from UBP13. What gorgeous pictures you have. Nice to meet you!

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    1. Hi Lauralee, thank you for dropping by, it is my pleasure to meet beautiful moms and bloggers like you and I love to read your blog I will be back for more reading

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  4. Thank you for visiting my blog! Wow - Dubai is beautiful! I look forward to spending more time on your blog and getting to know you!

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    1. Hey Carol thank you from coming. Yes Dubai is beautiful and it is still evolving. Hoping to know you more.

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  5. Wow! Amazing photos and stories... I've never been anywhere so exciting. I look forward to seeing more photos.

    ~Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)

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    1. OMG Susan and Liza! thanks for coming, I am thrilled to see you here. you guys are awesome. love you energy it is soooo positive!

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  6. Carla, is is such a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Working 45 hour days is no easy task.

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    1. Hi Lisa its a pleasure to meet you too. I love you blog and your DIY. I have added you to my link list.

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  7. Hello Carla! I am also a Filipino blogger. I have a few cousins that work overseas, but their family is back in PI. You are blessed to be there with your family. Visiting you from UBP.

    ~ Ferly
    Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

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    1. Hi Ferly thank you for dropping by. I added you already to my link list I love your blog will come back for more reading.

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  8. Hi! I'm your newest follower from UBP13. I fell in love with your pictures. It certainly sounds like you live an interesting life. Looking forward to finding out more about you.

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    1. hi Simone, thank you for following. It's nice to meet you. You're blog post are very heart warming I'll swing by for more reading soon.

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  9. Hi Carla!

    Visiting you from #UBP13! I'm so intrigued with the UAE and now feel that I've touched a piece of the sand. Your photos are gorgeous.

    I’ve enjoyed looking around your site and am excited to read future posts. Please stop by anytime for a cup of tea, coffee or another beverage and let’s get to know each other a bit better.

    Cheers!
    Marie
    Substance of Living

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  10. Wow, we almost moved to Dubai when my kids were infants (but I managed to talk my husband out of it, lol). Here from the blog party and following via GFC. Hope you'll come by and check me out too. http://www.parentwin.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

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  11. I’m late! I’m late! I’m stopping by from the UBP13. Gorgeous photos. I love learning about different cultures and countries. I hope you stop by our party for a slice of warm banana bread and cold milk.
    Hugs,
    Cathi
    http://simplesojourns.com/2013/04/ultimate-blog-party-2013.html

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Xoxo
Carla