Friday, January 03, 2014

New Years Eve Celebration by the Beach

For the second time around we ushered the New Year by the beach next to Burj Al Arab. The last time we were there was in 2009. It was a bigger event this time and more crowded because the people are also anticipating to witness Atlantis the Palm and the World Island break the record of Bahrain with the most number of pyrotechnics. And did they break it? Of course they did. Here's the vid

We left the house at eight in the evening, we reached the beach road after battling traffic jams and also faced difficulty getting a parking space because every inch and every corner are already occupied, we were able to park our car after an hour or so. Two hours to midnight, we got a good spot at the beach for viewing the fireworks display.

We had our packed media noche feast that I prepared myself and then we sit back and relax sipping some hot drinks while waiting for the countdown to begin. This is us all wrapped up in warm clothes because it was very cold, I love those pompom hats the kids are wearing, their dad bought it last minute because he was worried the kids will be too exposed to cold.

We had our ups and downs in 2013 and the worst part was when Ferald lost his job and the best part was when he found a new one. Mica on the other hand had her first confession and Prince is potty trained. I had some good things happening at work and was really thankful for it.

Then the countdown begins ...12:00 1/1/2014 Welcome 2014

This is also a good viewing spot to see the most awaited fireworks display of the Palm Island and the World Island, few minutes after Burj Al Araab fireworks display, it erupted and the shoreline was again illuminated with beautiful colors.

It was all worth the wait, we ended our 2013 and usher 2014 with a high spirit. We got home at about past 3 am. I woke up loving 2014, it feels like I am a new person just as the new year. I am looking forward to a good year ahead.

1 comment:

  1. Happy new year to you! Great fireworks display, it must have cost a ridiculous amount of money I am sure. Would love to see Dubai again. I am hoping next year.


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