Dubai | United Arab Emirates
Dubai, what a gorgeous, one of a kind destination. My husband and I arrived in Dubai on March 16th to start our three week Wedding-moon vacation. Dubai was such a sensory overload, in the most perfect way. So may sites to see, impeccable design, 24 karat gold cuisine, and the world’s tallest skyscraper. There is so much to experience that multiple trips would be ideal. I can’t wait for my return. Dubai is a perfect layover city as well, connecting to many other major international cities east of Europe.
Burj Al Arab - Located on t’s own manufactured island, this self proclaimed 7 star hotel is really proud and boast a pretty penny per night. When you stay here you are experiencing the best that luxury has to offer. The hotel offers 24 hour personal butler service, Hermes amenities and panoramic views of the city. The iconic sail-shaped silhouette is the perfect backdrop to your Dubai vacation.
Armani Hotel - This hotel embodies sophistication and the impeccable taste of the famous fashion designer, Giorgio Armani. Located at the base of the world’s largest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa. This 5 star resort offers amenities by armani and quick access to the Dubai Mall.
FIVE Palm Jumeirah - If you’re looking for a beach setting, this contemporary and chic hotel is the hottest choice located on the Palm Jumeirah. This hotel offers amenities by Salvatore Ferragamo, ocean views, and trendy events. City and oceans views make this a hard choice to pass up.
Desert Safari - This is a must do when visiting Dubai. We booked our tour through Platinum Heritage Tours, We were pleased with the luxurious amenities, customer service and dining experience. I recommend taking the Platinum Desert Safari tour and selecting the photo and video package. Check out our video below.
Nikki Beach - Visit the renowned international day club located on the Pearl Jumeirah beach if you’re looking for a trendy beach club.. You can enjoy cabanas, DJ, and dining here.
Day trip to Abu Dhabi - Rent a driver and take a day trip out to Abu Dhabi to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Ferrari World, and Emirates Palace.
Miracle Gardens - Visit the worlds largest flower garden with more than 60m million flowers on display. This is an instagram worthy stop, but then again everything in Dubai is.
Palm islands/Jumerieh Beach - Spend the day on the palm. Have lunch, sunbathe on the beach or go shopping.
Old Dubai/Souk Markets/mall - Visit old dubai and tour the souk markets and get a taste for local flare.
Burj Khalifa - You can’t visit Dubai without elevating to 160 stories to the top of the tallest building in the world.
Candy pants Brunch - If you’re looking for a party brunch, check out Candypants. They organize trendy party brunches all around Dubai. Friday is the big brunch day in Dubai. Step aside Sunday Funday,
Atelier M - A luxurious restaurant overlooking the Dubai Marina. Here you will enjoy Mediterranean cuisine while watching the active marina below. You may also enjoy the lounge floor located above the restaurant after dinner. A special treat is the ‘Gold’ Menu, you can enjoy your meals with 24k flakes.
Siraj -Located in the Souk Al Bahar, you will enjoy a vibrant Arabian interior with views of the Dubai fountain. They offer a unique flare for Emirati-Levantine flavors. Great place to stop for lunch while pursuing the Souks.
Lime Tree Cafe - I added this restaurant as it’ s a great choice if you find yourself on Jumeirah Beach. An excellent pastry shop with views of the beach and they have great platters and chessboards to share.
Safari Dinner - What am incredible experience. .We dined under tents and enjoyed belly dancers and Shisa. This was apart of our package with Platinum Heritage tours.
Okku - This contemporary japanese restaurant has won best japanese restaurant year of year. This is a dubai institution and I highly recommend it.
Sky View Bar - Since we could stay at the Burj Al Arab we wanted to make sure to visit so we dined here to take in sweeping views the city and to enjoy the eclectic ambiance. Make sure you make reservations in advance but this is a must do!
Emirates Palace - Located in Abu Dhabi this is a must stop when taking a day trip to this city. The lavish gold estate is a sight to see. We stopped in for afternoon tea after visiting the Mosque. You can also enjoy the luxury of adding 24k gold to your drinks and food.
4:00PM-8:00PM-Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa
9:30PM-Dinner at Sky View Bar
9:00AM-3:00PM Day trip to Abu Dhabi
9:000PM-Dinner Atelier M
9:30AM-Breakfast at lime tree cafe
10-12PM-Palm islands/Kite/Jumerieh Beach
11:30-6:30PM-Old Dubai/Souk Markets/mall
8:30PM-Dinner at Okku
11AM-Depart for Sri Lanka on Emirates
I hope I have inspired you to visit Dubai.. As always, feel free to email me with anymore questions about this destination. Stay Wandering!