Holiday Season in Jumeirah Souk and Public Beach

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE
December 11, 2017 to January 06, 2018


Visiting the Jumeirah Souk and Public Beach was the 1st part of 11 major tourist attractions my family have been in the 2017 Winter United Arab Emirates.

WEEK-END ITINERARY TO SIGHT-SEE DUBAI WITH FAMILY

(composed of 2 adult, 1 senior citizen and 2 children (11-yr old and 5yr old)

Day 4 December 15, 2017 Friday (Dubai)
Noon Hotel Apartment (near Mall of the Emirates) advance booking 419 AED
0500H transportation from Abu Dhabi to hotel (Dubai) 164 AED
Hotel check-in tourism fee 20 AED, breakfast 70 AED
0930H Jumeirah Public Beach and Souk (free admission) taxi 20 AED
Taxi from Jumeirah to Miracle Garden 30 AED
1230H Miracle Garden admission 3 adults * 40 + 2 child * 30 = 180 AED; snacks 100
Taxi from Miracle Garden to Global Village 50 AED
1600H Global Village admission 4 entries * 4 = 60 AED (free for 65 yrs old above)
Snacks, dinner, playtime 331 AED; Taxi to Hotel 35 AED

Holiday Season in Jumeirah Souk and Public Beach

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE

December 11, 2017 to January 06, 2018 in United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah)

"Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion" - Unknown


My 23rd family outing initiated and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. This trip served as the longest trip I had with my family and their 3rd trip abroad, following Winter Japan (Feb. 2015) and Winter Hongkong - Macau (Feb. 2013).

26 DAYS GENERAL BUDGET FAMILY ITINERARY IN WINTER UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (DEC 2017 - JAN 2018)
(composed of 2 adult, 1 senior citizen and 2 children (11-yr old and 5yr old)

Visa Application:

applied on 16-Nov for 4 (adults / children) =  353 AED x 4 = 1,412 AED
requirements = passport clear photocopy, passport-size color photo 1pc, birth certificate (for children)
approved visa on 21-Nov; ID90 return tickets MLA-AUH-MLA = 2,240 AED
Visa Application Total Budget: 3,652 AED

Day 0 December 11, 2017 Monday (Abu Dhabi)
afternoon departure from Manila to Abu Dhabi = 440 AED

Day 1 to Day 3 December 12 to 14, 2017 (Abu Dhabi)
mall stroll, city walk, supermarket shopping = 400 AED

25 Days Family Trip on Budget Winter Get-away in UAE

Self-guided Solo Hike to Timor Leste's Highest Peak, Mt. Ramelau (2,963masl)

3 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Season Timor Leste
December 03 to 07, 2017

Journey to South-East Asia's version of Christ The Redeemer


MT. RAMELAU (2,963masl) 2-DAYS SOLO HIKE ITINERARY 
My 2nd hitch-hike transport en route to solo trekking following the Jebel Shams, highest peak of Oman

Day 2: December 4, 2017 Monday
0700H ETD Hostel; Microlet #4 $.25, Microlet #7 $.25, going to Taybesi terminal
0800H ETD Taybesi; transport truck $3
1200H ETA Maubisse; water $.25; transport Truck to Ainaro $1
1330H Drop to Hatobulico jump-off; Free ride Motorbike hitch while walking
1500H Hatobulico; Pousada Guesthouse; Free water while asking for motorbike rent
Snacks $1; Dinner included on my 1 night stay, walk-in query only, no advance booking)

Day 3: December 5, 2017 Tuesday
0245H ETD Guesthouse 1,800masl
0330H passed through river
0400H passed through 2 trails; Both dead-end, fogs getting thick, clouds getting dark
0500H decided to back-out 2,250masl
0630H ETA Guesthouse
0700H Guesthouse check-out; 1 night, dinner, breakfast $15; Motorbike ride negotiation $20
0850H ETA junction
0900H Bus to Dili $5; lunch $2
1400H Taybesi Terminal

Self-guided Solo Hike to Timor Leste's Highest Peak, Mt. Ramelau (2,963masl)

Journey to South-East Asia's version of Christ The Redeemer

3 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Season Timor Leste
December 03 to 07, 2017

Preparation and Itinerary in Solo Traveling Timor Leste


How to Go to Cristo Rei (Christ the Redeemer) Statue:
Microlet #12 coming from Dili City Center, $0.25 for one way, around 20 minutes travel time. Free admission, photography and videography is allowed. There is around 20 minutes to walk from the base to the statue.

Cristo Rei of Dili (Christ the King of Dili) is a 27.0-metre-high (88.6 ft) statue of Jesus located atop a globe in Dili, East Timor. The statue was designed by Mochamad Syailillah, who is better known as Bolil. The statue was officially unveiled by Suharto in 1996 as gift from the Indonesian government to the people of East Timor, which was at the time still a province.The statue is one of the main tourist attractions in East Timor. The statue, and the globe on which it rests, are situated at the end of the Fatucama peninsula, facing out to the ocean and can be reached by climbing some 500 steps.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristo_Rei_of_Dili
  
Journey to South-East Asia's version of Christ The Redeemer

3 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Season Timor Leste

sightseeing the capital city of Dili and Mt. Ramelau's (highest peak) best tourist attraction
December 03 to 07, 2017

"To awake quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." - Freya Stark 

My 55th solo backpacking trip30th country to visit in Asia continenttotal of 63 countries visited so far and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. This trip serves also as my last country to visit on my quest on completing  to sightsee all of our neighbors in South East Asia.

The eastern half of the island of Timor, East Timor, is a former Portuguese colony that declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975. Nine days later, Indonesian forces invaded and occupied the former colony, with the tacit approval of the United States and Australia. By July 1976 the colony had been annexed as the province of Timor Timur.On 20 May 2002, East Timor was internationally recognized as an independent state under the official name of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
https://wikitravel.org/en/East_Timor

timezone - UTC +0900H      capital - Dili         language - Tetum              currency - USD
3 Days Solo Trip in Rainy Season Timor Leste (souvenir shirt and post card)

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