Amusing Amalgamation of Parties and Entertainment Centers

This is a guest post by Aalee Ishat

Holidays and weekends are the perfect occasions for the entire family to spend some quality time and outdoor parks and family entertainment centers are a hit among children and toddlers. These family centers are spread over a well planned space but are smaller in comparison to amusement or theme parks. These places offer a delightful combination of indoor games and activities along with thrilling rides to suit different age groups. Such an entertainment center offers smaller sections dedicated to particular games and activities and are accordingly designed to entertain kids across different age groups.

Arcade games, redemption games, pin bowling are extremely popular among preteens. Play areas with small slides, swings and other rides are specially designed for toddlers as the trained staff and the child safe environment ensure complete safety and security of your little one. Some entertainment centers also offer activities like painting, block building and treasure hunts that are sure to delight all the family members.

Also, the vast spread of delectable fast food, beverages and snacks are perfect to recharge your batteries and also treat your kids with their favorite food. Outdoor rides in most family entertainment centers are a healthy mix of thrilling and traditional rides or slides that will leave your kids squealing with joy and delight. Giant wheels, roller coasters, water or pool games and many other exciting games are sure to delight adults and kids alike for a fun filled and memorable day with the entire family.

An integral part of perfect party is the venue that must suit the occasion in demand. Party venues vary depending on age-group, the celebration and the number of invites in attendance. For large gatherings, outdoor venues like lawns, gardens are preferred as the sprawling area allows kids to run without abandon while indoor places are preferred for intimate gatherings. Most party centers require you to book in advance and some also offer food and beverage services thus reducing the hassle of locating a caterer.

When kids are involved, a lot of planning is required as the venue chosen must be safe, secure and fun for your party to be a complete success. Choices of party centers for teenagers abound and vary from poolsides, nightclubs, lounges where the young adults can enjoy with friends with delectable food, music and beverages for company. Birthdays, celebrations and other gatherings for kids under 10 are usually held indoors. These indoor party centers are generally located in malls, clubhouse halls and indoor play areas. These places are safe and secure thanks to the attentive staff while the swings, rides, etc. Keep little ones entertained as you sit back and enjoy the fun. These places usually have their own party packages where parents have only to make the bookings and everything from invites, decoration, food and entertainment are taken care of.

By keeping in mind the venue and age-group, you can throw a great party that promises a memorable time as you celebrate your special occasion with loved ones.

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Video – BlackBerry Super Fans

So I mentioned in my first BlackBerry Super Fan post that all the Super Fans participated in a video shoot in which we shared our thoughts about BlackBerry and then were given a new BB device.

Well the video is released and you can view it below.

BlackBerry has opened up many new doors for me. That’s why I am a Super Fan. Expect to see a lot more videos and reviews about BlackBerry on my blog and very soon you will be able to win a BlackBerry device as well.

So stay tuned and do let me know how you liked the video.

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Following a Diet Plan

Have you ever tried following a diet plan?

I tried it recently and before starting the diet I always thought it would be an easy task but after following it for few weeks I realized how challenging it can be.

The thing is, when you are not following a diet you don’t really care what you are eating. Since you are allowed to eat everything you just gulp down whatever comes your way. Things are pretty easy and carefree.

But when you decide to follow a diet plan (mainly because of the added pounds and inches as a result of that carefree behavior), things become suddenly difficult. You now have a list of food items that you cannot eat, and a list of items that you have to eat over and over again.

So now every time you decide to grab a bite, it’s not as simple as picking up anything and putting it in your mouth. Now you have to make sure you are eating only what is allowed in your diet plan. That’s a bit of a challenge because what’s allowed is not always freely available and you have to make that extra effort to follow the rules. Trust me its not easy to do when you are having a busy day and eating whatever you come across is not an option. That’s when it gets very tempting to deviate. And that’s when your discipline and self control are really tested.

When you are dieting it’s you against the whole world because the whole world doesn’t know that you are dieting and neither do they care about it, rather they would make every effort for you to deviate from your plan. Oh come on one slice of cake won’t hurt, or Dude, you have been off sugar for a month, you can have this dessert now. You will get these comments every day but it is you and only you who have to be strong enough to stay focused and motivated and not get distracted by all the yummy cakes and candies and pizzas that you see other people eating.

So if you really want to see how disciplined you are try following a diet plan. Other than health benefits you will get to know a lot about yourself. You will learn how to control your temptations and stay motivated despite social pressure and mockery. Even if you are physically fit I suggest you try it just to see if you can do it.

Good luck with your diet. Let me know how it went.

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Welcome to the new Umar Siddiqi dot com

If you haven’t already noticed it yet, my blog is wearing a new skin for last few days.

I have redesigned my blog interface to make it more visually appealing. And I hope it looks good to the readers. I am still fine tuning it so you might notice some minor changes here and there in coming weeks.

Secondly my blog is no longer called “Umar in Dubai”. Instead it’s now simply called “Umar Siddiqi dot com”.

I will continue writing about Dubai and related topics on this blog, as a matter of fact, there won’t be any major changes in the contents of this blog, other than the new theme and name.

In fact I am planning to make it better. Expect to see more posts, more topics, and opportunities for my readers to interact more with this blog.

So thanks for reading my blog for all these years and I hope will continue to be my loyal readers.

Any suggestions on making this blog better are most welcomed. The comments section is all yours.

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