March is usually around the time when the magic dust of optimism that comes with new beginnings (read: the new year) starts to wear off and the year starts to drag a little. What better time to start planning your next vacation, yes?
I was going through pictures on my Google drive (which I only discovered this morning) and stumbled on the few pictures from my trip to the amazing Dubai late last year that survived the majorly unfortunate malfunctioning of my smart(not!) phone which had me losing pretty much everything from last year. I know, I know, this is why backing up was invented and all that. I definitely learnt my lesson.
So I thought a little throw back to those spotless streets, amazing architectural works of beauty commonly known as buildings and incredibly expensive brunches was in order -not to mention witnessing Lewis Hamilton come second at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. *Sigh!*
I didn’t get to do many of the recommended things from the ever-so-famous list of things to do while in Dubai (i.e Dessert safari, shopping, spending an afternoon at Jumeira beach, watching the Dubai fountain, going up the Burj Khalifa etc). There just wasn’t enough time! We kept having to pick and choose between things (having woken up at midday on all five days) and in a choice between LIVING (i.e exploring the food and drink scene) and everything else, we always went with the former. We did manage to squeeze a few minutes at Jumeirah beach on the last day, though, and of course partake in the famous Dubai brunch which we caught at Asia Asia (Dubai Marina). It cost an arm and two legs but it was completely worth it! Did I mention the limitless supply of prosecco (or whatever else you chose to drink) that came with the package? *happy dance*
I must say it was nice getting a different experience of Dubai from the typical.
There really are no words I can use that would do justice to the fabulousness that is Dubai. Every bit as lavish as it is expensive, l must say my bank account did not like me very much at the end of my five day stay. But I’d do it all again in a heartbeat!
What a place!