Postcards From | A Week in Dubai

It seems like aaaages ago that I was sunning myself in Dubai (3 months exactly) and it has taken me a lifetime to edit this travel vlog. But better late than never, right?! I once again ventured to the Middle East, last December, for a fun, family holiday. However, this time round, I made a conscious effort to engage in some of the incredible activities the city has to offer.  

So I've put together a quick list of some of my favourite things I did whilst over there and what I wore to each of them for some outfit inspo! Whether you're planning a trip to Dubai or not, you can watch me act a fool in my latest video or source some spring-time looks for the warmer days a-coming! 

Souq Madinat Jumeirah 

Dubai - Souq Madinat Jumeriah

This bazaar style venue does a great job of recreating some of the original ambience of a tradition Middle-Eastern market...with some added European touches for the tourists. My first day in Dubai, we took a 30 min boat road in "Little Venice", getting to see top-tourist spots (e.g. the Burj al Arab, as seen above) from a different angle. 

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Deira (Old Town) 

Dubai Deira

Culture seekers should head to Deira, one of the oldest parts of Dubai. Be ready to start bartering over stalls upon stalls of incredible spices, gold, and textiles! I bought enough tea to last me the year!

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Al-Mamzar Beach

Dubai, Al-Mamzar

A lot of beaches are private in Dubai and you usually have to pay a hefty charge to visit a different hotel's beach. Luckily, there are a few free locations. Al-Mamzar is a massive beach park with swimming pools, barbecue sites, bicycle hire and play areas. Obviously, there's a small charge to hire any equipment but if you're super organised and bring your own bits and bobs, you'll do just fine. 

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Burj Khalifa

Dubai, Burj Khalifa

As the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa definitely knows how to stand out from the crowd. Head up to the top floors for breathtaking views of Dubai (advance booking is highly recommended!) or wander around the ma-hoo-sive mall attached to it. 

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The Marina

Dubai Marina

Though a man-made canal system, Dubai's marina is breathtaking. If you can see it on the water, DO IT!! However, even if you can't be that bad and boujee, it's definitely worth a stroll! There's plenty of bars and restaurants to keep you occupied.  

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Jumeirah Mosque

Dubai Mosque

Again, you culture vultures will love this one! Jumeriah mosque is the only mosque in Dubai that welcomes non-muslims. Learn from my mistake and get there on time for the daily tours to guarantee entrance. The visitor centre is definitely worth a visit as well. Along with serving up some incredible history, there's snacks and arabic tea too! 

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Dubai Desert

Dubai Desert

Baby, this is what you came for! No trip to Dubai is complete without exploring the desert. We bought a package deal that drove (slash hurled) us around the desert, followed by dinner, dancing and camel riding at an evening camp. 

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