We flew out to Dubai with Emirates on their brand new A380. The flight was luxurious! I had a sneak upstairs into club class too which was amazing! Service on board was great with a lovely menu and complimentary beverages. This was a fabulous start to our holiday in Dubai. On arrival we jumped into our taxi which was great as we had pre-booked it so jumped the massive queues at the airport! We took the journey to our first hotel which was the Melia Hotel, situated in the heart of historic Dubai. This five star hotel is in a perfect location, just minutes from the famous gold souk, Dubai creek and the shopping districts. We explored the bazaars and spice souks and the roof top pool was a great retreat to cool off after a hot and tiring day.
With more than 70 shopping malls, Dubai is a shopper’s paradise, with jewellery, electrical, souvenirs and not forgetting those designer shops! You can even go skiing in the world’s third largest indoor ski slope, located in Mall Of The Emirates.
Of course, a visit to Dubai is not complete without a visit to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world! It is surrounded by shops, hotels and restaurants. We sat by the musical fountains for lunch before heading to the top! The view is incredible. You really can see for miles from the 124th floor, out across the desert and across to The Palm. Luckily, as we booked in advance, we had an amazing time slot and managed to catch the sunset. The whole experience lasted about an hour and a half...simply amazing!
After a busy three days of shopping and sightseeing, we headed off to our next hotel, The Atlantis The Palm. This was a short taxi journey from the city. On arrival at the hotel I was amazed, it really does have the wow factor. Even the lobby is eye opening. We were treated like a celebrity from when we arrived at the hotel. The view we had from our room was amazing and the food is to die for! The diet didn’t go too well! We relaxed on the beach and had fun in the waterpark and aquarium. This hotel was great for families and couples with something going on for everyone!
Unfortunately, our holiday had to come to an end, but I was looking forward to our flight home on the Emirates A380! I will definitely be returning to Dubai, a great destination with sun all year round. If you would like more information don’t forget to contact me!