MY EXPERIENCE IN DUBAI

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It’s that time again to share another one of my favorite type of posts: a travel diary. I really like creating these articles as I feel like I can give more depth and feel into my lifestyle and I love giving hotspot tips! I felt so mesmerized browsing through the gazillion images I took in Dubai.. We had such a wonderful time and I gained some memories I will keep with me for a long time. I probably say this about all my travels but I always remember my experiences very vividly as I feel like these years of traveling are so special. Now I told you before we got quite adventurous during this trip and tried out lots of new things! These new things combined with my ‘previous’ experiences ended up in a list of tips and things I wanted to share. But above all I wanted to share all these wonderful images that hopefully capture the vibe and lifestyle of Dubai. Enjoy!

FOOD:


Qbara: our friends took us here one night and I have just one word: WOW! From the astonishing interior of the restaurant to the Arabic heritage food, it was just all so good. My top recommendation for sure in Dubai now. We always used to visit the more well known restaurants such as Nobu but this one is definitely the new favorite.

– Maya: my favorite food on Planet Earth is Mexican so whenever I get a recommendation about a good Mexican I’ll make sure to get there and get my hands on the first guacamole coming out of the kitchen. Maya didn’t disappoint and the chicken fajita was just as good as in my dreams.

– Clinton Street Bakery: this cute bakery opened first in Manhattan and they make the best baked goodies ever! We had the eggs benedict which is in one of the pictures and it was divine. New York Magazine even voted the blueberry pancakes best in the city in NY. Of course they made sure the quality is as good in Dubai as New York so I can definitely recommend going here for breakfast, lunch or brunch!

– Provocateur: we were in Dubai during New Years Eve as well and we danced all night at newly opened club Provocateur. It’s a very exclusive club, also based in New York, and the design and music of the club is ab-so-lute-ly amazing. My top recommendation for a fun night of clubbing!

TO DO:


– Visit the Miracle Garden Dubai: As a flower obsessive person I found out about this garden after a Google search session of cool things to do in Dubai. After just one glimpse of what this looked liked I couldn’t wait to get myself in the taxi to get to this place ASAP. It’s just one big dream and I couldn’t stop taking pictures. It literally is a botanical Disneyland!

– Take a trip to the desert: you have to be very adventurous to go on a trip like this because usually this includes dune bashing, camel rides, sand boarding and a bunch of other crazy activities. The desert is beautiful and it’s a fun little getaway from the Dubai life.

– Visit the Mall of the Emirates: Of course this mall is a big tourist attraction but nonetheless I would say: just go! It’s an absolute shopping walhalla (the stores are open until 2 AM) and it holds every brand that exists in the world (not exaggerating here).

– Go to the top of the Burj Khalifa: many of you might already know that the Burj Kahlifa is the tallest building on planet earth so if your not afraid of heights (like me, boooo) go there and enjoy the crazy view!

– Visit the old town of Dubai and the souks and take a trip on the river: I already posted a little bit about this day here but this was one of my favorite things we did and my boyfriend had this day on the top of his list as well. I dreamed of visiting the souks and I think the oldest one in Dubai is here. I also really enjoyed hopping on an old wooden boat at sunset and paddling through the mesmerizing town.

– Visit Dubai between January and March: lastly, I surely recommend visiting Dubai between January and March. The weather is very, very comfortable, the flight prices are quite alright and it’s not as busy as you’d think. The sunsets are also to die for around this time of year as you might see in my upcoming editorials!

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  • http://www.theneonfactor.com Diana

    Wow amazing photos!!
    ~~ Diana~~
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

  • http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/ Mel

    awesome pics! Seems incredible there

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

  • Prudence Yeo

    Amazing images and especially love the night picture of the palm trees cover with lights! Absolutely gorgeous!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

  • http://girlswearblack.blogspot.com.es Lorena

    Great pics and amazing places.

    xo, Lorena
    http://girlswearblack.blogspot.com.es

  • http://brinisfashionbook.com/ BrinisFashionBook

    That all looks so amazing. I have to travel to Dubai this year πŸ™‚

    Brini
    http://brinisfashionbook.com/2015/01/07/outfit-ein-normaler-sonntag/

  • http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/ carol

    I’m craving Dubai i bet it must be amazing, very beautiful and interesting but ! There are some cons of course … I dont want to travel somewhere I can’t give my boyfriend a kiss or a hug. Plus if there’s like 45Β°C i really won’t be wearing jeans and 3/4 sleeve knit or tee. The worst thing to me is their aircondition – its 45Β°C outside but mostly around 20Β°C inside any store ! Craaaazy ! An average Europian woman must be so damit cold over there. But hey, maybe it’s my prejudice, i’m not saying it’s bad over there or i would never travel to Dubai but there are more attractive places to me πŸ™‚ but hopefully you enjoyed it very well !

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

  • http://www.thefashionpanda.be The Fashion Panda

    Thanks for sharing those great tips !
    I would love to go someday to Dubai πŸ™‚

    http://www.thefashionpanda.be
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  • http://www.esmeraldaattema.com Esmeralda

    Gorgeous pictures!
    Maybe one day i will go to Dubai, but first i have some other destinations at top of my travellist. X

  • http://www.byannabelle.com Anna belle

    Ah Dubai looks so pretty! I can see (and imagine) you’re having fun by making these diaries. The photos are lovely and they give you a nice impression of what Dubai looks like! Have a nice time and enjoy your day girl!
    X Anna Belle
    http://www.byannabelle.com

  • http://lifetimes.nl Lifetimes

    Wauw, that pictures!! Amazing πŸ™‚

  • elza

    sounds like you had an absolutely amazing trip, love your pictures ! i’d love to go to dubai one day x

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  • http://neellzzstyle.blogspot.com/ Antonela

    I bet you had an amazing time in Dubai, looks so magic in photos πŸ™‚
    Your blog is my absolut fav, I enjoy sitting with my cup of coffee and looking at your posts, great!

    I would be thankful if you visit my blog, I am new here
    http://neellzzstyle.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.dominiquecandido.com Dominique
  • http://www.effortlesslyexcessive.com Kirsty

    These pictures are stunning. I love Dubai and can definitely recommend cocktails in At.mosphere at the top of the Burj Khalifa. It’s dizzyingly high, but the views are absolutely worth it. The Mall is a must and one of my favourite places to stay is the Fairmont on the Palm. An all you can eat/drink weekend brunch is a Middle East must too.

    Hope you had a fantastic trip!

    Kirsty – http://www.effortlesslyexcessive.com

  • http://www.lindalibraloca.com LindaLibraLoca

    Now I am craving uneven more than this morning. ItΒ΄s constantly raining in Germany!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • http://www.scratchingthemap.com Marissa

    Beautiful pictures! Dubai looks really amazing to me!

  • http://dominiquebennett.com/blog Dominique

    These photos are absolutely stunning! I’m actually moving to Dubai for work as of next month, and I’m excited to put your recommendations on my to-do list!
    Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/ Marsya

    I always want to visit Dubai ’cause the place seems wonderful! Great photos and your selfie is pretty!

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com Kristie

    These pics are amazing!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

  • Salma van der Ven

    these pictures are just gorgeous! If I would ever go to Dubai I would go to all of these locations, they look marvelous! xx

  • http://tiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com ish

    gosh dubai looks amazing, like a true dream, hopefully i’ll get the chance to visit it someday
    x ish
    Tiny Heart Beats

  • http://www.peppermintdolly.com Peppermint Dolly

    Gorgeous photos!

    Rxx

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  • http://tostylewithlove.com/ Daphne Blunt

    I have never been, but this looks absolutely amazing!

    http://tostylewithlove.com/
    Daphne

  • http://www.ivanasworld.com ivanasworld

    I love Dubai and I miss this amazing city πŸ™‚

  • yasmin

    Dubai is always lovely, Nice photos!!

    http://simpleplaintruth.blogspot.co.uk

  • Charlotte

    One of my friends is currently in Dubai is is loving it!
    Charlotte – http://charlottesophiaroberts.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.marjorievie.com Margery Ho

    Dubai looks amazing! x

    Blog Marjorie

  • http://www.blondeofcarbs.com Jessica Edmunds

    Amazing photos and perfect trip, thanks for sharing as I now want to go even more xx

  • http://theglowdown.com Zoe

    Wow Dubai looks so amazing I would love to visit properly – only ever seen the inside of the airport! And your co-ord is amazing too! xx

  • http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2015/01/planning-your-story-guest-post.html Olivia

    Wow, it sounds like you had a great and one of a kind experience there. I loved the photos and would like to go to Dubai myself someday! It looks uber cool, loving those camels <3

  • http://www.florenceandmary.com Victoria

    Loved reading this post. I’m off to Dubai for the first time in May this year and I’m gorging on anything that gives me tips in advance.

    The botanical garden sounds right up my flower loving companions street.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com