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Throwback Thursday: Miracle Garden Dubai!

15 May

Dubai Miracle Garden is one of the newest attraction in Dubai. It is located in Dubailand near Arabian Ranches. We have a visited this gorgeous garden during my mother and brother in-law visit in the UAE last December 2013.  This place opens during winter season only. They currently developing the Phase II of the project which hopefully finish next winter season.

Dubai Miracle Garden is the world’s biggest natural flower garden which consists of different types of flowers, special vertical and horizontal landscaping designs in each area. The whole garden contains more than 45 million flowers.  It has the record in Guinness Book of Records for having the longest wall of flowers which will give a new landmark for Miracle Garden and for the City of Dubai.

Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful spot in the Garden and let the picture do the talking.

 

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The flower cars!

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The flower house!

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Flower Clock

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Dubai Miracle Garden

Al Barsha South 3, Barsha / Dubailand Area

Tel: 04-4228902

Fax: 04-4324941

Website: www.dubaimiraclegarden.com/

Email: info@dubaimiraclegarden.com

 

 

 

Throw Back Thursday: Thunder Bird Resorts – Rizal Getaway!

8 May

Hi! It’s been a while since the last time I posted here in my blog…so busy and things are getting complicated for the last few months. Anyway, here I am trying to share some of my activities, experiences etc. etc. Actually, I have lots of things to blog about but the time didn’t permit me to do so. Now I’m thinking to have a series of Throwback Thursday blog entries, It will be posted every Thursday (obviously.. hehehe). I hope I can be consistent to do it weekly or else I should call this Super Throwback Thursday.

For the start I want to share to you our Staycation to majestic Thuder Bird Resort – Rizal. We went there during my last year’s vacation, October 12, 2013. I have booked directly in their website for 3,979 per night which includes breakfast for 2. We reserved 5 rooms for 16 pax, The rate is reasonable compared to a day tour (8 to 5PM only) which cost 1,500 per person, included in the rate are uses of the amenities and 1 light snack and lunch.

The Resort is located in the first-class municipality of Binagonan Rizal. Can be reach about an hour from our location in Pasig City.They provided free shuttle service for casino players and hotel guests from different pick up points in Metro Manila and Rizal. Check out their websites for the timings.

Thunderbird Resorts Rizal is one of the best resort to visit for a number of reasons. Aside from the breathtaking view of longest mountain range of Sierra Madre, they also offer superb amenities and activities to enjoy.

Mountain view

View from our room

Hotel facade

Hotel Facade

Rooms

The assigned room was huge and has 2 queen size beds, more than enough to accommodate 4 persons.  Imagine we’re only 2 in the room me and my daughter. We just actually shared  in 1 bed, another 1 empty… How I wish my hubby was with us too. They have provided toiletries and coffee making facility and complimentary bottled water.

Comfy Bed

Comfy Bed

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Happy Kiddos

Toiletries

Toiletries


Coffe making facilities

Coffee making facility

Infinity Pool, Jacuzzi, Pool Bar

The resort has infinity pool, kiddie pool and jacuzzi which we truly enjoyed.

 

Infinity pool

Infinity pool

Kiddie Pool

Kiddie Pool

Pool Bar

 

Pool bar 

We also ordered some beer for only 10 pesos and  yummy lechon kawali from the pool bar

Play Area

They have also play area for the kiddos .

Play Area

Play Area

Koi pond

Koi Pond

The Koi Restaurant

The package comes with free breakfast only. Since we want to maximize our stay, we opted to have our dinner in their restaurant too. Honestly the food was just so-so to me, nothing spectacular in the menu. They even serve the half cooked barbecue to their guests.

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With the gang enjoying the food

Fiesta Casino

The packages comes with complimentary Casino voucher which we  didn’t use since we need to shell out 300 pesos more to play. Nevertheless, we were so lucky to watch the concert of Erik Santos in the Casino for Free.

Casino voucher

 

Aside from the mentioned above there grand ballroom where events can be held. Just right next to the property is an 18-hole golf course, too.

Golf course

Golf course next to the hotel

Promotions

Thunder bird hotel offers promotions all year round. During our stay we availed the following:

Free Concert of Erik Santos at the Casino

October Fest – They offer a bottle of  beer for Php 10.

Eat all you can for 299 at Koi Restaurant

Sunday Funday – Lots of activities for the whole family such cake workshop and body painting for kids

Pomotions

Ongoing promotions

Cake Workshop

Sunday Funday 

Thunder Bird Resort-Rizal

website: www.thunderbird-asia.com

e-mail: rizalreservations@thunderbird-asia.com