Chillout Cafe: Dubai’s First Ice Lounge

 

A toddler sits in his stroller while his parents tour the insides of the Chillout cafe in Dubai May 12, 2013. Chillout, owned by UAE’s Sharaf Group, is the first ice lounge in the Middle East, with temperatures set at -6 degrees Celsius (21 degrees Farenheit). The cafe, with its illuminated interiors, curtains, paintings and seating arrangements, is all made of carved ice and frozen sculptures. Picture taken May 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Tags: SOCIETY

There is a nice restaurant made of ice in Dubai called Dubai’s Chillout Cafe, which is the first “ice lounge” in the Middle East.

Even the chairs, tables and curtains in the restaurant are carved from ice.

It is -6 degree celsius in there and before you get in, you must wear thick and fluffy winter jackets.

I do hope that I could visit the restaurant 🙂

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Sh-sh-shivering Winter In Europe

Now  there is a very cold winter in Europe.

Thick snows covered cars, houses and also trees.

Rivers, lakes and canals are frozen.

More than 400 people died.

But in Malaysia, it is very hot…..

I wish it snows in Malaysia 🙂

So, I wrote  a poem entitled, ‘Snowing in Malaysia’:

Snowing in Malaysia
If  only it ever be snowed….
….all over the Malaysian road
I’ll then be making snowman
or  maybe  some ‘snowvan’…
Playing with snowballs
and not
going to the malls
If Malaysia ever be snowed….

Here are some pictures of the cold winter in Europe:

A city phone is seen covered with hoarfrost, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), in Kiev, February 1, 2012. (REUTERS)
A frozen house is seen on a track of the Sedivackuv. Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych horach, January 26, 2012. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive to the village of Destne in Orlicke mountains in Czech Republic to take part in this race series. REUTERS/Petr Josek
Icicles hang on a rock as the sun sinks in the west in the Thuringian Forest near Eisenach, central Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. A cold spell has reached central and eastern Europe with temperatures far below zero. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
An iced gargoyle in a fountain in Zurich, Thursday Feb. 2, 2012. A cold spell has reached central and eastern Europe with temperatures far below zero. (AP Photo/Keystone/Alessandro Della Bella)
Ice is pictured on a a warning sign at the harbour of Versoix near Geneva February 3, 2012.
A man walks past an ice covered car on the frozen waterside promenade at Lake Geneva in the Swiss city of Versoix. (AFP)
A hiker walks in front of a frozen waterfall in Oberhaslach, eastern France. Ice-breakers Tuesday battled Europe's big chill as the Danube river froze over more than 100 miles (170 kilometres), and dozens died of cold on a continent gripped by some of the lowest temperatures in decades. (AFP Photo/Frederick Florin)

Pictures-US East Coast Prepares For Hurricane Earl

Jay Farley, top, installs covers to a homeowner's oceanfront window as Jason Wheeler, bottom, looks on as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Will Hurricane Earl hit the USA?

If it does, it is going to be disaster because Earl is a powerful Category 4 storm.

People disembark from the ferry at Swan Quarter, N.C. after being evacuated from Ocracoke Island as Hurricane Earl approaches the Outer Banks on Sept. 1, 2010. CHRIS SEWARD - cseward@newsobserver.com

Tourist started to evacuate Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island and tourists were largely gone from North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

A ferry leaving Hatteras, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The governors of North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared states of emergency.

Emergency officials on Cape Cod braced for their first major storm since

Bob brought winds of up to 100 mph to coastal New England in August 1991.

Preparing for the Category 4 storm  as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Preparing for the Category 4 storm as Hurricane Earl heads toward the eastern coast in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Surfing in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
People prepare to leave a vacation rental house in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
People prepare to leave a vacation rental house in Avon, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)



Rescuing Victims Of China’s Latests Disaster-Mudslides

Terrible mudslides, land slides and flash floods hit northwest China on Sunday.

In China’s Gansu province, entire villages were buried in water, mud, and rocks.

At least 127 people were killed and at least 1300 were missing.

About 45,000 people have been evacuated.

Reports said that 88 people were injured.

Rescuing victims in the hardest-hit Zhouqu county was really hard.

Streets were covered with mud as thick as two metres (yards) in some spots.

Cars and homes were buried in mud and debris while roads and bridges were destroyed.

The landslides swept mud, houses, cars and other debris into a river running through Zhouqu.

The Bailong River was blocked and the overflowed water flooded the valley.

The town was covered with mud and water.

Demolitions experts set off three sets of charges to clear debris that blocked the river.

Rescuers and residents walk on a road covered by rocks and mud near a collapsed building after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains in Zhouqu county, in northwest China's Gansu province, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Rescuers searched Monday for an estimated 1,300 people left missing after rubble-strewn floodwaters tore through a remote corner of northwestern China, just one of a series of flood disasters across Asia that have plunged millions into misery. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
People on a second-floor balcony help pull a woman who tried to reach the lower floor, partially buried in mud, to fetch belongings after a mudslide triggered by heavy rains in Zhouqu county, in northwest China's Gansu province, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers clinging on a rope-tied makeshift float search for victims in a flooded area after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers search for victims on a road covered by mud after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Rescuers searching for victims after mudslide hit China.

This is China’s latest disaster in 2010.

China was also hit by the worst flooding in a decade.

This tragedy happened just a few days after terrible flash floods and mudslides hit Kashmir.

Rescuers search for victims on a road covered by mud after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in Zhouqu county, in northwestern China's Gansu province, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. (AP Photo) ** CHINA OUT **
Buildings destroyed in Sunday's China's mudslide.

Moscow Covered By Smog-Pictures

A Kremlin honor guard is seen at Alexander's Garden outside the Kremlin in heavy smog covering Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The city of Moscow was shrouded Friday by a dense smog that grounded flights at international airports and seeped into homes and offices, as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continued to burn. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

The smog in Moscow is getting thicker.

Moscow is the capital of Russia.

The smog came from the wildfires and forest fires that are burning in western Russia.

This is among the forest fires that caused heavy smog in Moscow. (AFP/Artyom Korotayev)

Airborne pollutants such as carbon monoxide is at six times the normal levels.

So the Russians and the tourists need to wear masks to protect themselves.

Tourists wear protective face masks as they walk along the Red square in thick smog, with Saint Basil's Cathedral partially visible in the back, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. The city of Moscow was shrouded Friday by a dense smog that grounded flights at international airports and seeped into homes and offices, as wildfires that have killed 50 people nationwide continued to burn. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)

The smog got inside the buildings in Moscow.

The State Historical Museum, on Red Square was forced to close because it couldn’t stop its smoke detectors from going off.

The smog is so thick that we can’t see very far away.

Some flights to Moscow’s Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports had been diverted to other airports.

There could also be road accidents because the drivers can’t see clearly in the thick haze.

The fires drew comment from officials and activists at international climate-change talks in Bonn, Germany.

There are natural disasters all over the world.

Russia is burning and Pakistan is drowning.

I think the people in Moscow should avoid going outside because the thick smog can cause accidents and the air quality is very low.

St. Basil's Cathedral, left, and the Kremlin, right, are seen as tourists walk through thick smog on the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel)
Tourists walking along Red Square in heavy smog, Friday , August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin.
A tourist taking photos in heavy smog in Red Square in central Moscow, Friday, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Alexander Natruskin
A fire fighter attempts to extinguish a forest fire near the village of Dolginino in the Ryazan region, some 180 km (111 miles) southeast of Moscow, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. Over the last 24 hours, firefighters have extinguished 293 fires, but 403 others have been spotted while more than 500 have continued to rage over large swathes of countryside, some of them out of control, the Emergencies Ministry said. (AP Photo)