- Dubai is probably nothing like what you have seen before. It’s one of those cities ( like Moscow, Bangkok or Rio de Jaineiro) that are just unique. What makes this metropolis so distinctive it’s the mixture of the modern architecture and luxurious brands, basically the epitome of western culture, with Arabic culture. To me is just fascinating to witness how those two have managed to merge together.
- The food! Ok I am Italian so to me food has to be on the top reasons why I visit a place. In Dubai you can find amazing international restaurants as well as incredible arabic or persian restaurants. I am personally a lover of arabic food and I did enjoyed my fair share of Shawarma (sort of a kebab-sandwich) and hummus.
- If you want to take a break and rest during a long trip this is the perfect stop. It’s very well connected, the airport is simply unbelievable (I should write a post only regarding the emirates lounge!), and you don’t need much time to see the city. I think two-three days would suffice !
- if you live in Europe and want to go somewhere warm during the winter time Dubai is a great destination. It’s not far (from Milan it’s a six hours direct flight), once you get there in 20 minutes you can be at the beach and there’s not a big time difference so you wont waste 3 out of 4 days being jet lagged and sleepy.
- Perfumes and kaftans! I am a perfume lover and in Dubai you can find the most amazing oriental fragrances (amber, incense, vanilla, and all kind of spices) using these scents will help you leave an exotic and mysterious note behind you.
The same goes for silk kaftans which are those long ankle length robe-like pieces of garments with flowly sleeves.
Kaftans are so beautiful and wearing one those in your house, instead of one your grandma’s pijiamas (I am guilty also, don’t worry!), you’d be equally comfortable and more eye candy! Plus this summer it’s a great trend to rock: silk robes over bikinis instead of a cover ups.
I can say all of the above from direct experience: on the way back from the Maldives the newly weds (aka Me and Hubby) stopped one night in Dubai.
My husband had never been there before and he wanted to check out the place, I wanted to rest and stop the long trip and also as some of you might know already I am on a mission: check all the Zuma’s in the world. There’s not really a reason for that, but when I went to my first Zuma (in New York) I fell in love with the food, the cocktails and their desserts, they have one that I really love: it’s like a of all their desserts and is the dream of any food lover!
Anyway we checked out the MALL witch was really close to our hotel, the Burj Khalifa because I mean, how could you not? But we missed the Burj Al Arabi… it’s going to be for next time ! I will put also some pics of the Souk (the typical arabic market ) I didn’t take those but my cousin was also there and she went
Dubai is probably nothing like what you have seen before. It’s one of those cities ( like Moscow, Bangkok or Rio de Jaineiro) that are just unique. What makes this metropolis so distinctive it’s the mixture of the modern architecture and luxurious brands, basically the epitome of western culture, with Arabic culture.