Skip to main content

The Dubai Diaries: 5 Key Ingredients For Planning The Perfect UAE Adventure

Regular readers of my blog will know that I love to explore the local surroundings. However, we all enjoy visiting new countries too, especially as international travel is more accessible than ever. Dubai is one destination that I need to see, and I’ve already started planning.


I’ve yet to book anything in concrete, but the plans are already in place for when I do. So if you’re looking to visit in the future, this advice will hopefully help.


Dubai, Dubai Marina, Emirates, Gulf, Illuminated


#1. A Great Place To Stay


The first thing to look for in Dubai is the right choice of accommodation. The climate means that a comfortable room at night will be vital. Meanwhile, the opportunity to enjoy an unrivaled sense of luxury means that a great pool will be on the agenda also.


After visiting jumeirah.com, I’d love to book a few nights there. That’s probably little more than a fantasy, but Dubai boasts a long list of fantastic hotels and holiday apartments. And that should be the foundation of a great vacation.


#2. Great Food


Anyone that reads my blog on a regular basis will know that enjoying great food is a continued ambition of mine. I would imagine that great food wouldn’t be quite so high on everyone’s list. Nonetheless, it is a crucial element that goes a long way to creating the perfect holiday.


My research shows that Dubai has plenty to offer in terms of great restaurants. However, I’m most excited about the prospect of eating by the backdrop of beaches, sea, and bright lights.


#3. See The Desert


Dubai is well known for its great shopping and immense luxury. On the other hand, it also boasts a number of enchanting natural rewards. Quite frankly, a trip to the UAE without visiting the Arabian desert would be a missed opportunity.


Image result for dubai desert


As well as the incredible scenery, visitors can experience camel rides and a variety of activities. VIP tours at myconcierge.com underline how unique and enjoyable this part of a Dubai holiday can be. Regarding excursions and activities, this is top of the list.


#4. Do A Day On The Beach


Dubai is one of the Middle East’s most popular destinations, and the beaches are one of the most important factors for that popularity.


Even if you love being active, it’s hard to resist a day spent on one of the many great beaches. It’s a chance to relax, top up the tan, and maybe a play a few sports. Given that a holiday is a perfect chance to recharge the batteries, a day at the beach sounds like a winner.


#5. Shop Til I Drop


I’m probably not the world’s biggest shopaholic. But with one of the world’s biggest shopping malls on the doorstep, it seems almost impossible to resist. In truth, simply visiting thedubaimall.com has got me excited in anticipation.


Aside from shopping, the massive venue boasts ice skating and an aquarium. With cinemas and other cool features included too, at least one day will be spent here. And, yes, I will be trying out some of the food establishments also.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Reunion At Museum Restaurant At Starling Mall

CLASSMATES REUNION... but not from my year.  i just tagged along with my sister who wanted my company that evening.  She was going to meet up with some of her classmates at The Starling mall.  I did not want to drive there, taking Grab is a much easier and practical choice, considering it was rush hour in the evening.  Furthermore, I am not familiar with the roads... both of us might panic on the federal highway.  LOL... 
Having someone to take us there is so stress free, we only have to pay RM20 for the ride.  :)  Our first time to Startling Mall and being made familiar by one of the bloggers, Phong Hong who used to post up her lunch meals taken from there.  We were supposed to meet up at 7pm but we reached there an hour earlier to "survey" the shops and ended up buying a "bit."  Blame it on my sister who always like to give positive comments most of the time!   The dinner was held at The Museum.... Originated from Ipoh actually and how there is a branch here in …

Caring And Sharing At Limestone, Regal Lodge, Ipoh

IMPROMPTU GATHERING.... Nothing was planned beforehand, it was only at the last minute that we received call to have lunch at Limestone Cafe, inside Regal Lodge.  It was my first time there to have set lunch.  The menu prices were reasonable, around RM15.90 for the main dish, RM3 for a bowl of soup and RM2 for ice cream.  Other than that, coffee, tea and soft drinks are free.  
We were there not so much for the food but for the ambiance... we practically had the whole cafe to ourselves during that lunch hour.  Only one or two tables were occupied and we spent more than two hours there since it was a Friday long hour lunch for my working colleagues.  After a few months absence from me, it was wonderful to catch up with my ex-colleagues again!  
I was super hungry by lunch time and I felt like eating almost anything in the menu. We ended up ordering one main dish each and then sharing them with one another so that we could taste a bit of this and that..... 
I felt like eating Aglio Oli…

Famous Wanton Mee At New Hoong Kee, Bandar Sri Damansara

BREAKFAST FEAST..  Best meal of the day is always my first meal because I know I am able to tuck in as much as my stomach can accept.  I eat a lot in the mornings and then slowly dwindle by the end of the day.  As the saying goes, eat like a king in the morning and like a pauper in the evenings.  This is what I normally do nowadays, not because I wanted to, but it is my own body system that tune me this way.  Though I deny I am old but the body says otherwise... LOL...

On this morning, we went to New Hoong Kee in Bandar Sri Damansara, my sibling said this is currently his favourite place.  And after trying, I know why.... the food we ordered, all turned out good and tasty, even the curry reminded me of my good old days!
Managed to catch the name otherwise I wouldn't be able to tell this story now...  My type of curry... I can go without the chicken... Just the other ingredients will do fine for me.. I like the way they cook this curry... Heard the BBQ pork is tasty too... melt in …