Abu Dhabi Diaries #1

Hey everyone! So today morning I landed here at Abu Dhabi at precisely 6:20 am.

Lets go back in time here a little bit, shall we?

I had an early morning flight from New Delhi. We reached IGI Airport at 11:30 pm. The entire airport was decorated in the spirit of Christmas. You could see these huge floral wreaths around every gate outside and these huge sparkly stars on them.

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I clicked this while me and mum were standing in the queue outside to enter.

Ok so now here’s a shocker for everyone, this is my first international trip. That means the first time I am seeing Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Aiport. (Wow long name huh?) I have heard loads about its beauty, its aesthetics and everything. Its time I experienced it. So as I entered, the first thing to see were these beautiful Elephant statues.

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Pic courtesy – Indian-sculptures. (PS I forgot to click a pic)

So we went for check-in, and apparantly we were too early for it. So the guy didn’t allow us in, so we had to sit in the waiting area for 30 mins. At 12:30 we went inside, and queued up. And boy, it took ages. Check in consumed 1 and a half hour of time, can you imagine?? Ya Ik its unbelievable. Anyhoo, then we passed to the Immigration and Security check. Fast forward, after the check, begun the real task. To go to our gates. Now IGI is a huuuuuuge airport. We thank our lucky stars that we had gate 4B, so it wasn’t far. But apparantly it was also very far. I got tired. Like really tired walking up there.

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Here we came across the food court. It was 2:00 in the night and I was really hungry so I decided to grab myself a sub. So I went upstairs in the food court and got myself a Chicken Tandoori Sub. And then we proceeded towards the gate.

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IDK why am I even adding this pic. Probably to make y’all hungry! Hahah

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So we reached our gate, by 2:20 and grabbed a seat. Mom took a short nap while I enjoyed the rich flavors of my tandoori sub. Well I was a lot hungry so I just stuffed it all up. Boarding started at 3:05 precisely, as mentioned, and we got on the bus and it took us to our aircraft.

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It was a small aircraft, unlike international airbus’s. Idk why. 

Anyways. So the flight started on time and took off at 4:05 exact. So here’s when I officially left my land. Lol.

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On flight we were served Indian Non veg breakfast. It was good and healthy. 

Now I’m not usually the kind of a person who sleeps during travelling. I dont. I just dont. But because of being awake the whole night and running around in the airport, made me tired and I actually fell asleep on the flight. Oh and also the screens of Jet Air wasn’t working so I couldn’t watch anything. I woke up in like 2 hrs, and we were above UAE, prepping for landing. Here’s when I clicked this beautiful night view, I don’t really know what city this exactly is.

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So we landed here at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 6:40 and after immigration we exited the airport at 7:15ish. I met my aunt right outside and then we took a taxi to her home. We are gonna stay at her place for the next 8 days. So I’m really tired now, and gonna take a nap. We’ll go out for small site seeing probably in the evening.

So stay tuned for furthur updates on my Abu Dhabi Diaries.

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6 thoughts on “Abu Dhabi Diaries #1

  1. I’m surprised you took the red-eye. I thought for sure you were going to tell us that you stayed in New Dehli the night before. You must have been exhausted! Waiting on more pics. Those elephants are outstanding!

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