When it came to our meals in Dubai, we were all so incredibly spoilt and were treated with some amazing food on the trip, plus we were able to dine at some really beautiful places. My most favourite eating experience though, was the Urban Picnic that we enjoyed at Vida Downtown.
Oh my goodness, the cuteness overload factor was through the roof! Think bite sized food, tiny milkshakes that could be drunk in one slurp, salads in miniature containers, little burgers wrapped in string and drinks with sweet names like ‘peach ice tea’ that could be sipped in glass jars. A real visual treat and then when I thought things couldn’t be even cuter, we were all given our own miniature garden gnome to bring home.
There was also a pretty gorgeous back drop for our dining – cabanas by the pool. Yes! I would have really liked to move here permanently, but sadly that wasn’t to be the case.
Then onto something spectacular – an aerial tour with Seawings Dubai. I never ever thought I’d fly in a small aircraft because I have an irrational fear of plummeting to the earth in one and incinerating into twenty million pieces. I’m actually now a proud small plane convert and would dearly love to do another seaplane tour one day.
Dubai from the sky is breathtaking and I felt incredibly safe while on board, which really surprised me to be honest. We flew over the Burj Khalifa, The World Islands, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and were able to view the city from the sky. It was one of those ‘pinch me’ moments, when after the seaplane landed back on the water, I wondered if I’d really been lucky enough to do the flight.
Well, I think this might bring me to the end of my Dubai series of posts, I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading along as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing my journey with you. There are lots of people to thank, but I’d especially like to say a very big thank you to Dubai Tourism and the lovely Nuffnang team for making this trip possible.
Also, a special thank you to our wonderful tour guide, Xavier De Noronha Da Costa, from 1001 Events, who worked hard to make sure all our movements and transfers during the trip ran smoothly. It was such a mammoth task to organise 21 bloggers to all be in the same place at the same time each day and Xavier nailed it! Plus, he was a truly lovely human being.
This trip truly was a once in a lifetime experience and I feel so lucky to have been part of it.