Friday, 30 September 2016

THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI- PART 2

Malls of Dubai

Dubai Mall - it is one of the largest malls in the world by total area. It has a ice rink, huge aquarium, small amusement park and also connected to the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa. You can spend an entire day and not cover the entire length of the mall. It is also home to the famous dancing fountains best viewed from top of the Burj.   
Mall of Dubai


Mall of Dubai

IBN BATTUTA

Mall Go shopping at the world’s largest themed mall, inspired by the travels of explorer Ibn Battuta, the mall has been divided into four courts. China court, Indian court, Persia court, Tunisia court and Andalusia court. The mall is not just good for shopping the d├ęcor of each court is worth seeing. The Persian court has a magnificent hand painted dome, a Lion fountain is the center piece of the Andalusia court and pyramids in the Egyptian court.
IBN BATTUTA Dubai
IBN BATTUTA Mall
IBN BATTUTA
IBN BATTUTA China Court
IBN BATTUTA Mall Dubai

Global Cuisine

With over 100 nationalities living in this amazing city Dubai has become a culinary paradise; a melting point of amazing cuisines. From the best of fine dining Michelin star restaurants to amazing street food, Dubai has it all. I had my first bite of sushi and ate camel meat the very first time while in Dubai.
Arabian Food Dubai
Arabian Bread and Grill

Shakespeare Dubai
Fish and Chips at Shakespeare Cafe 
Buddha Bar Dubai
Dinner Date at Buddha Bar 
Irish Village Dubai
Bangers, Mash and Beer at Irish Village 
sushi dubai
Yo Sushi 
trader vic's dubai
Awesome Cocktails at Trader Vic's 

Atlantis, The Palm

Is a stunning sea side resort in Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. For those of you who haven’t hear of Palm Jumeirah, it’s the artificially created island made in the shape of a giant palm. Atlantis is one of the most iconic hotels in the Emirates and it’s a must visit. Not everyone can afford to stay at this ultra-luxury resort but you can defiantly visit the resort, have a meal in one of the many restaurants, and check out the aquarium or even spend a day at the water park. If you book in advance you can get a double room for about 350 USD.
Atlantis dubai

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina
Dubai photogrpahy
One place that is a must see is the beautiful Sheikh Zayed Mosque, unfortunately I did not have enough time to visit on my trip. Have a look at part of Things to Do in Dubai HERE

Friday, 9 September 2016

Things to Do in Dubai- Part 1

Enclosed by the Persian Gulf on one side and the shifting sands of the Arabian Desert lies the beautiful city of Dubai, the largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates. In the last 25 years Dubai has exploded from a small trading port to the biggest commercial hub of the Middle East. This is a city that has spared no expense in building its infrastructure; beautiful skyscrapers that adorn the skyline, a world class metro system links the business districts and malls the size of football stadiums filled with the biggest names in fashion making it a mecca for tax free shopping. I have listed down some of my favourite things to do in Dubai starting with the desert safari.

Desert Safari

Dubai Holiday
Speeding up the sand dunes in 4*4 roll caged SUV's, having a barbecue dinner at a desert camp  with live belly dance performance; whats not tot like! There are a lot of tour operators that have different desert safari packages and the cost will depend on the SUV of your choice and the duration of the safari. There are even packages for overnight stay although I would not recommend it. Most of the tours will pick you up from a the city and a 40 minute ride later you are in the edge of the desert. This is where the fun begins ! 
Dubai Desert Safari
FJ Cruiser on top of a sand dune 
Sufi Dance
Egyptian Tanoura dancers 
The word Tanoura refers to colourful skirt worn by the dancers 

Top of the World – Burj Khalifa

A ride up the world’s fastest elevator to the top of the tallest building to watch the world famous fountain show should defiantly be on everyone’s bucket list. I did an exclusive post a while back, you can check it out HERE.
Burj Khalifa DUbai
Burj Khalifa 
Standing tall at 829 meters 
View from the observation deck at night 
Burj Khalifa
The Address Hotel 

Madinat Jumeirah Resort

Madinat Jumeirah transports you back to the Arabian Nights, the architecture of the resort draws inspiration from ancient Arabian times. Madinat Jumeirah, which translates to City of Madinat is made up of 2 luxury hotels, 40 restaurants, bars and an Arabian Souk. You can take a ride on a traditional abras a wooden boat along the serene canals and really appreciate the architecture of the place.
Madinat Jumeirah Resort
Beautiful Architecture inspired by traditional Arab culture 

Burjal Arab
The majestic Burj Al Arab 
Take a ride in Arbrat (boat) water taxis in the canals


Moroccan Pottery and Ceramics for sale at the Souq
Shopping at the Souq

Things to Do in Dubai Part 2 HERE