24 hours in Dubai

Its trips like this that make me love my job as a flight attendant. Here is my Instagram photo diary of my recent weekend in Dubai!
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I arrived in Dubai after a very busy 14 1/2 hour flight from Australia. I must have slept 3 hours before I got up for breakfast in the georgeous hotel cafe. Two coffees later and I was ready to take on the day ahead.I wore a patterned maxi dress and bright blue scarf for modesty and headed straight to old dubai to wander through the spice and gold souks.
20130409-125742.jpgI had to catch one of these little boats to get there which was lots of fun and only cost 1 dirham (which is equal to 25cents)
20130409-125825.jpg20130409-130508.jpgI bought some hot chilli flakes for hubby and a little camel souvenir. You must bargain! The first price for a bag of spices they gave me was 250 dirham, which is about $60! I ended up paying 10 dirham!!
20130409-130519.jpg20130409-130535.jpgMy favorite moment was stumbling into a little perfume shop. I ended up buying some arabic perfume oil and jasmine oil. You could buy almost any perfume you like suspended in an oil and if you like, have it poured into a decorative glass bottle.
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After the dune bashing we ended up in an exotic boudouin style camp complete with camel rides, dancers, henna tattoos, shisha, a massive BBQ feast, a bar and lots of souveniers for purchase too. It was a lot of fun and I joined in all the activities except for falcon holding. It look so wild with its enormous flapping wings I decided to pass.

xoxo

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19 thoughts on “24 hours in Dubai

    1. You will get there, I promise! And when you do , talk to me and il give you tips. I get to go there all the time now. Currently packing my bag to go again tomorow!! Argh, crazy life πŸ™‚

  1. Oh your pics made me ‘home sick’. I lived there for 6 years.
    On your next trip check out the awesome bars / clubs / malls.
    It’s a great city, I can’t wait to go back for a visit in June πŸ™‚

    1. Well any tips will be very welcome! I’m supposed to go again tomorow but I’ve been struck down with severe vertigo 😦 I was so looking forward to it too!! I will be going back very regularly now though, so I just have to chill and wait patiently for the next trip πŸ™‚ xoxo

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