After spending 2 short nights in Dubai, I could definitely return in a heartbeat. Two nights simply wasn’t enough. The architecture is stunning. To think, only a handful of years ago Dubai was pure desert.
We flew into Abu Dhabi and had a taxi drive us to Dubai. From memory it wasn’t too expensive and the drive was interesting. It is basically one long stretch of road.
I picked the Madinat Dar Al Masyaf, part of the Madinat Jumeirah properties. We were not disappointed. Arriving at 7 in the morning, our attendant had a room ready and we were even upgraded! It was so nice being able to have a nice shower before starting our day.
The rooms are beautifully styled featuring traditional Emirati styling. The bathroom luxurious with full-sized toiletries (my favourite!). Turn down service was prompt each night and it was so lovely coming back to the room with our slippers laid out next to the bed plus little treats like sparkling wine and fruit.
One of the main reasons I chose this property to stay at was the beautiful views of the Burj Al Arab from the beach. Also, the beach front position was also a major drawcard, the water here was so perfection. Think crystal clear waters and white as snow sand.
While staying at the property you have the choice of taking the Abra, a traditional Emirati boat, or a buggy around the grounds. This makes jumping from restaurant or pool so easy to do, and helps to keep you out of the sun.
While visiting Dubai, you must do a sand dune tour. What fun! 4WD through crazy sand dunes was so exhilarating, although best not to do after a meal. You end up at a property in the desert for dinner, belly dancing and other traditional Emirati entertainment.
Please let me know if you are planning a trip to Dubai, I have some excellent restaurants I would love to share with you!