This holiday was all about sun, sea and relaxation, and that's exactly what we got got. Dubai ticked all the boxes and it really exceed our expectation. It is glitzy, glamorous and new, with so much to do and see.
Our package deal included flights with Virgin Atlantic and 7-night stay at the amazing Atlantis, The Palm. Our number one priority was to have fun and to spend some quality time away from he hustle and bustle. Let's just say that I did not miss home at all. Judging from my holiday snaps... can you blame me?
1. We went with Virgin Holidays, which was a prefect choice for us as it provided exactly what we wanted - luxury and affordability. We flew with Virgin Atlantic from Heathrow Terminal 3 - flight time to Dubai was 7hrs. 2/3. BH and I spent the entire day at Dubai Mall - we shopped til' we dropped, did all the touristy things, and watched the Dubai Fountains. It is a huge shopping mall filled with more than 1000 shops and restaurants and even an aquarium. 4. The Desert Safari was one of the highlights of the trip. How often can you say that you star gazed in the middle of the desert? We went dune bashing, watched the sunset and so much more. It is definitely a once in a life time opportunity. 5/6. As our final day treat, we booked a spectacular 7 course afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab. To say this was fancy would be one hell of a understatement. The only 7* hotel in the world.. say what?! The hotel is grand and lavish - rooms go for £900+ a day! 7. The beautiful Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which was one of 3 hotels that we were considering staying. 8. The world's tallest building, The Burj Khalifa.
I can only describe Dubai as spectacularly grand. It is a place where everything is brand sparklingly new with everything made, ready and waiting for you. It has a hint of LA'ness with its glitz, wealth and sunshine, but on a grander scale. I often felt quite small in such a big and build up city, but that doesn't detour from the fact that this city is absolutely stunning. Dubai, you rock!