Dubai Delights – My Birthday Vacation !
I recently vacationed in the magical city of Dubai for my birthday this May. I have this ongoing love affair with this exotic city, even though it’s my third trip there, I always have new places and things I want to experience. So hope you enjoy some highlights and snapshots from my Dubai vacation. You can read all about my previous trips to the city here and here.
So this time I visited the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah that combines tradition and luxury so wonderfully. Inspired by an ancient Arab citadel, this place plays tribute to Dubai’s Arabian heritage. Madinat Jumeirah, which means City of Jumeirah, houses two luxury hotels, private enclaves built in the traditional style, the world-class Talise Spa, the Madinat Souk, a 1000-seat theatre and 44 restaurants and bars.
I also explored this ‘Arabian city’ on their traditional wooden abras (wooden water taxis), giving me the chance to appreciate the serene waterways and architecture of their wind towers and forts. I got a chance to closely see the authentic Arabian architecture, discover this luxurious resort’s uniqueness and outstanding beauty. With their meandering waterways and wide open seas-capes, it was such a relaxing journey and helped me truly appreciate why Madinat Jumeirah is known as the jewel of Dubai. So it’s a place I highly recommend you visit next time you are in Dubai.
Being the beach bum I am, no visit to this city is complete for me without soaking up some sun at the Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) – it’s one of the most bustling beaches in Dubai, full of life and embodies urban living at it’s sunny best – the latest entertainment, delicious cuisine, watersports, a 600m running track, a fully equipped outdoor gym and some of the city’s best and most unique shops. I enjoyed some much needed downtime at the beach.
I also painted the red and danced the night away at some of Dubai’s best nightclubs, I visited the Billionaire Mansion at the Taj Hotel which was just outstanding and I was super impressed with the classy vibe, music, decor and A-list guests.
I celebrated my birthday at Armani Prive at the Burj Khalifa, that is by fashion icon Giorgio Armani. Armani Privé is one of the chicest nightclubs to hit in Dubai. Exuding in exclusivity, elegance and excellence, this high end VIP lounge truly encapsulates a luxurious clubbing experience. For anyone looking for complete clubbing experience en vogue, Armani Privé Dubai is the place to be.
Of course no trip to Dubai is complete without indulging in some retail therapy, so yes I literally shopped till I dropped at my favourite Dubai Mall. You can see me flaunting some of my shopping in my Dubai vacation pictures myself.
I truly had the most fabulous birthday in Dubai this year and went back with some real cherished memories!