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TRAVELS: dubai photo diary – part 1

TRAVELS: dubai photo diary – part 1

After going through hundreds of photos, I finally put together a little collection of our trip to Dubai this past week. We had 5 full days and I still feel like there is SO much we have yet to see. But since Mike and I both loved the city, we’ll be back for sure and we’ll hopefully be able to cross off many more things on my personal Dubai-To-Do list 🙂 Here is a little run-down of our first 3 days spent in Dubai …

Dubai Photo Diary

Day 1: We arrived in Dubai at 8am and headed straight to our hotel, the Grosvenor House. The hotel offers an amazing limousine pick-up service directly at the terminal if you book a certain category, and we were more than happy not to have to worry about our luggage and getting a cab after the red-eye flight. Since we were pretty tired from travelling, we decided to just relax for the first day. After checking-in we went down to the pool and took a little nap, then went back to the room to unpack, had room service and fell asleep by 8:30pm …

Day 2: Started with one of THE best massages I’ve ever had. The b’Attitude spa at the Grosvenor House is pure bliss and feels like a whole different world. Mike and I both had their 60 minute signature massage and I never wanted it to end. We then sat down with the concierge to plan the rest of the week, which was such a good idea because it was super helpful to have someone local to make all the reservations for us. For the same night we booked a 10:30pm trip to the Burj Khalifa and dinner at Bice Mare (with a wonderful view of the fountains). And the afternoon was spent at the beach of the Royal Meridien Hotel.

Day 3: Was what I like to consider our “Atlantis Day” – we drove out on The Palm around noon and checked-in at the Aquaventure Park. At 2:30pm we had a 30-minute swim with the dolphins, which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!! Mike had to convince me to do it, because in all honestly I was super scared, but after the first encounter with Black (our dolphin) I was immediately at ease and loved every second of it. Afterwards we went down a few of the slides at the park and then headed to Nasimi Beach for drinks and a sheesha, which was a recommendation from Anna. We were lucky to be there at the perfect time for the sunset and I had the best (melon) mojito ever. Next up was dinner and lots of sake at Nobu, which was simply out of this world and deserves its own post 🙂

dubai desert

grosvenor house executive suite

grosvenor house b'attitude spa

grosvenor house dubai b'attitude spa

Dubai Beach Royal Meridien

Burj Khalifa

View over Dubai from the Burj Khalifa

Dolphin Swim

Melon Mojito at Nasimi Beach

Dubai Skyline

Drinks at Nasimi Beach

Nasimi Beach - Atlantis Hotel Dubai

Sake at Nobu Dubai

Stay tuned for a post coming up about the amazing dinner at Nobu and part 2 of the Dubai photo diary, including a jeep safari to the desert and a trip to Abu Dhabi!


  • 7 years ago

    Dubai, lucky you <3 Have fun !!

  • Maren
    7 years ago

    Wunderschöne Fotos!! 🙂

  • Eve
    7 years ago

    Megaschöne Fotos! <3

  • MadCat
    7 years ago

    Wow amazing pictures and to swim with dolphins must have been great 🙂 I like your photography , maybe you could share your camera settings used when taking those ? 🙂

  • 7 years ago

    Amazing images – ich bin schon gespannt auf die weiteren Fotos. Lg

  • 7 years ago

    you look so happy in these pictures ! i used to go to the grosvenour house spa a lot – massage and treatment rooms are terrific there ! hope you managed to check out Buddha Bar downstairs …x

  • 7 years ago

    Wonderful pictures! Dubai is such a nice place to go! I wanna try swim with the dolphins too)

  • Anika
    7 years ago

    Looks like a quite luxurious holiday. Not really how I like it but I guess in Dubai it’s only fun this way…

  • 7 years ago

    Das sieht alles wahnsinnig gut aus. Und du strahlst so auf dem Foto. Bin auf Part 2 gespannt.

    – Dani

  • 7 years ago

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like you had SO much fun!!

  • Christine
    7 years ago

    Du siehst wirklich wunderwunderschön aus auf dem zweiten Foto!!

  • 7 years ago

    wow, amazing
    lovely pics

  • Miko
    7 years ago

    Glad you enjoyed Dubai!
    I’m totally going to book a massage at b’Attitude spa now! I was going to book one through the Address Hotel, but I’ll go with your rec this time!

  • 7 years ago

    Oh my goodness, the photos are so beautiful! I’m insanely jealous you got to spend a vacation there!

  • 7 years ago

    Love this post!

  • 7 years ago

    Once more you look stunning! Wow!
    I’ve put your blog on my public “worth reading”-list. I love your outfits, they’re always inspiring!

    I’m inviting you to join my blog and follow me around keeping an eye on the things I’m sharing, for example there’ll be an exclusive Deborah Lippmann-giveaway in a few days!
    Kisses, Clara

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  • 7 years ago

    die bilder sind toll! fernweh … 🙁


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