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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Abu Dhabi, Just Chilling

About a week ago was one of the best week ever. Having five days in a row of public holiday leave. That's like the longest public holiday i ever had in the Middle East. Well that's because most of the time my company forced us to work on alternate days during the holidays. Jon and Ben came down to Dubai for a short getaway. Me and wifey instead head down to Abu Dhabi for a short getaway. LOL. Of course we took turns, so that we could chill together. The rest of our buddies went back to Malaysia, betrayal!

Activity 1 - Having Brunch at Leopold's of London

Wifey Cant Decide Again

We headed down to Abu Dhabi late in the morning. Had our brunch together with Jon and Ben at Leopold's of London. Since they are well-known for fresh ingredients and great for breakfast.

Imperial Roses (AED30)
Leopold's Breakfast Board (AED82)
Leopold's English Breakfast (AED80)

Their white tea was a pleasant drink. Wonderfully fragrant roses, pleasant light sweet taste. Definitely a hearty breakfast. English breakfast was lovely, homemade braised beans topped with veal sausages, veal bacon, vine tomatoes, slow roasted mushrooms and poached eggs on your choice of toast. Breakfast board definitely an interesting one. Thick cut smoked salmon, avocado, poached eggs, slow roasted tomatoes, shaved bresaola, fruit yoghurt and choice of sourdough or wholegrain bread.

Activity 2 - Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Entrance

An interesting place that i have wanted to visit since two years. Been here the third time now. And still failed to visit! This time it was closed, probably due to public holiday. But was not informed in the website! However we did take a walk inside, only following a barricaded walk path towards the restaurant. Well... i will be back!

Walking towards the Restaurant
Facing the Sea
Activity 3 - Marina Mall

One of the best mall in Abu Dhabi. Having interesting features such as raining sound effects. Lovely place. Nice for having a leisure shopping and chilling. Having many restaurants and coffee shops.

The Raining Ceiling
Outdoor View

Activity 4 - Golf Time

Driving Range

We headed to the Al Ghazal Golf Club driving range for a round of golf. Darn... my skills got really rusty! Felt like a beginner again. Gotta work it out more. We came here as they have a really good Korean Restaurant just along the driving range. Dinner Time!

Activity 5 - Dinner at Madang Korean Restaurant

Private Seating Area
Ddukbokgi (AED50)
House Special

Definitely one of the hidden gems in Abu Dhabi. Hidden along the golf range but well known to many. Usually packed with diners. Having full Korean dining experience set in a traditional surroundings. Food was authentic and delicious.

The End

Lovely day! We headed home after dinner. The journey will take us about an hour to reach back Dubai. On the way me and wifey was not satisfied, it was holiday, we have plenty of time, hence, we stopped by the new Outlet Village Mall! Which was on the way. Gone broke this time. Will be posted soon.

8 comments:

suituapui said...

The house special does look very special!

The Yum List said...

Brekkie looks delicious!

Yee Ling said...

Wow...wow. I like the house special. I will buy that.heheh

Adam said...

nice photos of your travels

Rose World said...

5 days holiday in a row!!?? I dont remember we have such long PH in Malaysia! The most would be 3 days (exclude weekends). Haha.

Love your photos. So much activities done. A well-spent holidays.

I would enjoy that Leopold's English breakfast. Love how they served it in the board.

Irvine Chin said...

Suituapui indeed. interesting dish :D

Ur kind of thing YumList.

Yea Yee Ling :D

Thanks Adam

HAHA Rose. This is like the first time i am enjoying such break. Anyway actually it was because the Public Holiday was next to weekends. My bad.

mun said...

Did you eat everything of the house special? Looks like a great way to spend your off day except for the place which was not opened and did not say so on its website.

Irvine Chin said...

Hi Mun, we did finish it whole :P was pretty good. Yeah, that place was a spoiler. Third time disappointment.

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