There’s the famous phrase of “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” so I’m not going to go too much into my 4 days in Vegas as there wasn’t so much sightseeing but more experiencing what Las Vegas has to offer. We flew with Interjet from Cancun to Las Vegas via Mexico City and landed around 11:30am on the Saturday morning. We’d travelled through the night and not slept very well on our two flights, so after checking into our amazing suite at the Encore, we went out for food before a quick nap to power on that evening. We were now 11 hours behind Dubai.
Apologies, but for some reason I didn’t take pictures when we arrived into our suite, only before we left after housekeeping had been. So with three girls it isn’t the tidiest, but I wanted to show you what are room was like.
Waking up from a couple hours nap we were feeling a little more energised and got ready for our first evening in Vegas. We were heading to Omnia at Ceasars Palace where Zedd was playing.
The queue was absolutely ridiculous and went right out the hotel, down the street and round the corner. On a Saturday night though I’m not surprised. Thankfully we had guest list and were whisked straight inside without having to queue. I would not wanting to be sweating off all the make up I’d just done and have the curls drop out my hair. NO THANK YOU.
The next day after a bit of a lie in and a recovering brunch, we were staying in our hotel to go to Encore Beach Club. Entrance was $40 and it was a boiling hot day reaching past 40 degrees celsius, and with the Dj Alesso playing it was absolutely packed out.
Alesso was really good, and did such a long set and after a few hours the cabana we were in got the shade which I was actually so thankful for as it was beyond sweltering in the baking heat.
That evening we went back to the room and had a more chilled out evening as we were up and out early the next morning to go to the Grand Canyon (which you can read about here), so it was just a chilled stroll down Las Vegas Blvd to find some dinner before calling it a night.
After mine and Chantelle’s day trip to the Grand Canyon, Grace was finally feeling better (hallelujah) and we got ready for another night in Vegas.
This time we were heading to Marquee at The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas where Laidback Luke was playing. It was a Tuesday night so not as busy as the weekend, and they had the weirdest themed night on. It was a “Halfway To Halloween” party. With it being 25th June it was actually halfway to Christmas so there were a lot of people confused with this theme but they were giving away $5,000 to the best dressed guest. And it was actually a guy dressed as Chewbacca from Star Wars. I can’t begin to imagine how hot he was.
The next day we were up earlyish (we didn’t get in till 4:30am) as unfortunately we were having to cut our trip short by a night as with the timings of the US flights and flights being SO full. We were having to take two domestic flights before we could eventually fly back to Dubai.
We went to Drais Beach Club for the day, it was $150 for a bed, which they dropped down down to $100 when they saw our faces, which comfortably fit all three of us and we could also redeem this money back in food and beverage whilst we were there. Thankfully we got the $100 chip from The Mirage to cash in!! Don’t be fooled in thinking this will go far though, we could buy 6 small bottles of water for $55. Absolute daylight robbery isn’t it!?
It was actually really nice here though, with it being mid week it wasn’t packed out, and we spent the final day topping up our tans and making the most of our last few hours of leave before the horrifically long journey back to Dubai.
We even managed to catch the afternoon showings of the Bellagio Dancing Fountains (which Dubai Dancing Fountains took its inspiration from but obviously made it way bigger, taller and better) from the rooftop of Drais which was nice to watch also!
Sadly we packed up our beautiful suite, checked out and went back to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport to go LAS > CMH > ORD > DXB. We flew with Spirit Airlines from Vegas to Ohio and onto Orlando, who were so great. I got chatting with one of the crew and explained we were also air crew but working for Emirates and taking this incredibly long journey back to Dubai due to busy loads and they honestly looked after us like one of our own. Thanks for that Spirit!
What an end to an amazingly fun filled, bucket list ticking, expensive two weeks. Landing back into Dubai the jet lag was real and even now, 10 days later, I’m still struggling. But thanks for a great holiday Grace and Chantelle. Where we off to next?