Hello Everyone ! Its time for a new travel diary post and this time we are talking Dubai ! So my husband and I traveled to Dubai March 2015 to spend our spring break there.We flew with Emirates airline and had plans to stay at the JW Marriott Marquis. We had rented a car from Hertz and it was ready when we arrived. We arrived late night and went straight to our hotel . We had a executive suite on the 43rd floor of our gorgeous hotel ! Fun fact JW Marriott Marquis is the WORLD’s tallest hotel ! When you enter there is a gorgeous lobby which you will see in the photographs below and there staff is so welcoming and friendly. P.S. I didn’t have my camera with me all the time so some pictures are from my iPhone ! I was in love with the hotel , just staying there was one experience I will remember forever. You could see the whole downtown Dubai including the Burj Khalifa right from our suite. I slept on the window side just so I could fall asleep staring at the Burj Khalifa and admiring its beauty ! It was amazing ! The sunrise was visible from our room as well , the next morning we got up and went to the breakfast at the executive lounge which is included if you stay in an executive suite. After breakfast we headed to the malls started of with the Mall of Dubai you will find all the famous fancy brands here. Besides being gorgeous it also has the famous indoor Human Waterfall as well as indoor aquarium and underwater zoo. I know right? Aquarium, zoo in a mall? Yes ! You don’t have to get out of the mall and you can also swim with the sharks while your fellow shoppers watch you because its located right in the middle of the mall ! Oh yeah ! Next up we headed towards the Ibn Battuta Mall , I cannot explain the beauty of the gorgeous art work on the wall of this mall. Persian court was absolutely gorgeous , they have six courts with 6 different kinds of art work which includes: China , Persia , India , Egypt, Tunisia and Andalusia Court. This mall also has great food and majority of the big brand retailers. Next we drove to the Mall of the Emirates, this mall also has all the high end brands but one of the cool thing this mall is famous for is the indoor skiing ! Yes! I said indoor skiing, Its great so you definitely don’t wanna miss that !
The next day we were picked up by the Dubai Dune Bashing we took the Desert Safari evening package and they drove us to Abu Dhabi ‘s Desert ! We did the dune bashing first , then they drove us to their location in the middle of the desert where we were to spend our evening.. They have different activities there such as camel riding , henna and small clothing shops. You will also enjoy an amazing desert sunset. As the sun sets it starts to get cold , the hot sand turns pretty cold so make sure to take some light outerwear with you. A great end to the evening with an Emirati feast and belly dancing which is included in the package.
We also visited the dubai gold souk which is the place to go if you want to buy pure gold after that we visited the Jumeriah beach , its a fun little place to enjoy with family and kids ! You can see some of the Dubai skyline from the beach as well specially the Burj Khalifa ! Well Burj Khalifa is pretty visible from a lot of places heheh ! We also drove around the Palm Jumeriah. Fun fact about Palm Jumeriah Island is that it was created artificially using land reclamation. I included some pictures of the beautiful mosques that were visible while we were driving , sadly, we didn’t have time to go to one ! but I have to say it had been forever since I had heard Adhan outside of my house and I was so happy when I heard Adhan while walking in the malls ! 5 times a day you will hear Adhan no matter where you are it was absolutely beautiful and heart warming for me !
In the end I am sharing some gorgeous photographs of the Dubai townsquare and the famous Burj Khalifa ! Some people could say its just a building , nothing special and yeah it might look like that in pictures but when you are there it truly is stunning and it makes you go WOW! It is a pretty amazing piece of architecture!
I hope you guys enjoyed reading this blog and I hope you guys enjoy the Photographs !
JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS DUBAI
MALL OF DUBAI
DUBAI AQUARIUM & UNDERWATER ZOO
IBN BATUTTA MALL
MALL OF THE EMIRATES
DUBAI DUNE BASHING/DESERT SAFARI
THE PALM JUMERIAH
BURJ AL ARAB
Dubai Town Square
Dubai Gold Souk
Inside Chicago Airport Ready To Leave !
Arriving at our hotel JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Our Executive Suite on the 43rd Floor
Bedroom Views ! How stunning
The next morning views from the bedroom!
Enjoying our breakfast at the Executive lounge . Breakfast with a stunning view!
Even The Palm was visible !
Headed out for fun at the Dubai Malls First Up Mall of Dubai
The famous Human Waterfall inside the mall.
I fell in love with the gorgeous art of Ibn Battuta Mall !
Also headed out to the Mall of The Emirates which is famous for its inside ski resort!
The next day we went out for Dune Bashing !
At the Jumeriah Beach !
Burj Al Arab
Some of the beautiful mosques !
Visiting the famous Burj Khalifa and Town Square !
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