Whilst in India we felt like Kings (Im the only female so I always refer to the more masculine words when Im on holiday) with people more interested in us, and our lifestyle. The Hospitality and service was second to none. We were treated almost like royals, everyone coming to our beck and call, whether that be the taxi driver or the concierge or the ‘chaiiwala’
Once we landed in Dubai, we asked the dude that picked us up from the Airport to stop at a supermarket and ATM if possible. He said there’s None! My hubby asked again, he said “Are you saying there’s no supermarket or ATM on the way to hotel?”. He responded “No”. My husband asked for the third time- “Are you telling me that in our half hour drive, we will not Evan have a fuel pump?” He answered, “Buy from your hotel”.
Welcome to Dubai People.…
Our last 24 hours, and I don’t really know how we managed so much, and ate so much, I feel bloated just writing about it. Seriously the way we went, anyone would think we were given the last 24 hours to live! But hey we sure did pack our day full, to a point where the journey back home on the plane felt like a relief.
Having already been to Dubai, (this is our third time) we have pretty much covered a lot of the touristy things on previous occasions. (Which I do need to do a quick blog about, especially for the kids because there’s a lot to do.) So this time it was just about enjoying the luxaries of Dubai, and eating loads to put away in the reserve for when we start our diets when we get back home (We still doing that, I promise…..maybe after our next holiday?!)
So what did we do?
We landed early evening in Dubai, and as soon as we had deposited our bags, we head off to ‘The Dubai Mall’ for a bite to eat. We really enjoyed PF Changs the last time we came, so this was our first pit stop.
We ordered the Dynamite shrimps, because without this picture you were never there!…
We also ordered Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Sesame Chicken with Plain Noodles, and Kung Pao Chicken with rice on the side.
And we got a table outside so that we could get to see the Dubai fountains whilst we enjoyed our food.
Dubai Fountains and Burj Khalifa
After our meal we walked outside the mall, and watched the famous Dubai fountain show……., because once again if you don’t snap it, you were never there.
Feeling extremely shattered from our flight, we headed off to our Hotel. This time we were adamant to wake up early, have breakfast and make the most of the little hours we had here.
Views from our Hotel
With the boys tucked up in bed, the hubby and I enjoyed the beautiful views from our balcony whilst having tea. Yup tea. We don’t function without it….. And just how beautiful is this view!! It’s mesmerising!
The next morning, bright and early. We made it to breakfast!! Straight after because the elder boy was still snoring we headed off to the pool…. Where I captured this selfie, which I’m extremely proud off. Selfie game strong! (I just deleted the 50 pics before)
Once the kid woke up, he had an empty stomach, so we headed off to Pappa Roti. Based at The Walk in JBR, it’s just a 5 minute walk away from our hotel.
These flavoured buns are just divine and melt in the mouth. We chose nutella, cinnamon, lotus and caramel and all of them were divine. And really filling also.
Alongside this we had cold drinks, It’s always virgin mojito for me, and the boys went for their smoothies. Evan this was luscious!
Further down on the same path we come to JBR Beach, having had seen loads of beaches in India, we just walked up and down, and took photos.
We had decided on another boat trip…. Until we saw this…
Dining in the sky.
A slow ride up 40 meters in the air, and then you are spun round (gently) while you enjoy your snacks and drinks and enjoy the view of Dubai.
I was absolutely ecstatic to do this. Back at home I keep on going on the ‘London in the Sky’ website, I haven’t booked it yet, purely because the weather is unpredictable, and the last thing I want it to be in the sky whilst the rain is pouring down and freezing cold.
Also this is something I wouldn’t usually do with the men in my life, they are all ‘safe’ people and prefer their own feet being firmly on the ground, whilst I’m happy to jump off the Eiffel tower. (If they let me). But for me they held their breath and prayed for their lives.
This had to be the highlight of my whole trip.
After this we headed off to the Dubai Mall again, the boys wanted to do a spot of shopping because in India they found nothing…
And the highlight for the boys….. Balmain at Dubai Mall had 70% off.
And boy did they shop….
And now the boys also had souvenirs for themselves to take home.
It’s really difficult to bring back souvenirs for everyone at home, the families are growing and also we get everything back at home, so nothing feels new. But one thing that I knew everyone would love is Patchi chocolate.
Patchi is a luxury brand of chocolate, and just to experience the shop is amazing, they have a variety of chocolate flavours on offer.
My favourite part, this wall of chocolate drawers. I NEED this in my life. (I don’t even like chocolate!)
I fell in love. It’s amazing. I wanted a go, but only thing I got is a photo.
We got a mixture packed up in each box, one for each family.
Our evening was spent at the beautiful Marina, we walked the beautiful stretch here.
Until we got to Nandos.
Yup. Nando’s! Because we can’t have it back at home because it’s not Halal. I’ve always had the pitta with the chicken fillet and pineapple…. But unfortunately they didn’t have it in the menu…. Actually the menu has changed so much so I was disappointed and yet excited as well.
I ended up getting the chicken strips with pineapple on the ends, and it comes with hummus and nan, which was really refreshing.
The boys went for wings and chicken fillets with rice….
And the Dude…. Chicken pieces with rice and veg…. His last meal whilst on holiday and he has decided to start his diet.
Once we were full, we left sweet Dubai and made out way to the airport. Our last haul back home.
And that’s the end of our trip. Goa, Mumbai and Dubai all wrapped up. And what an amazing trip it was. No regrets over it what so ever, we have actually decided that we will step out of our comfort zone more often, as this experience may have been daunting initially, but turned out to be the best trip so far.
Hope u enjoyed our trip with us x
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