A Staycation In Dubai

It’s not often I write on Dubai, so as my Mum has just been to stay for 5 days, I thought I’d write a blog on what we got up to as Dubai itself is a great destination to visit. Both me and my mum landed around midnight into Dubai, myself from Dar Es Salaam and my Mum from Manchester. I quickly changed after collecting my case from HQ and whizzed over to the airport to collect my Mum from terminal 3.

We headed back to my apartment as this was the first time my Mum would be seeing the new place and had a glass of wine and a chat before going to bed. Waking up earlyish the next morning, we had decided on visiting Cove Beach at the Jumeriah Beach Hotel as its a place I had not yet tried out for sunbathing! It was 100dhs for a sun bed and water with impressive views of the Burj Al Arab.

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We were the first ones to arrive and had our pick of the sun beds so chose some right at the front of the sea whilst we sipped on iced water as it was an incredibly hot day. For lunch we both chose the chicken and avocado wrap (as we’re both big lovers of avocado) whilst we sat in the shade to get out of the midday sun. As Emirates Crew, I also got 20% off food and drinks there which was great. Continue reading

My Mum Visits Dubai!

I haven’t written on Dubai in a while so I thought I would inform about my lovely long weekend with my lovely Mum. When I saw that my January roster had given me four days off in a row I thought it would be silly for my Mum to not come out and visit! After looking at flights as I get a really good discount with Emirates, I got my mum a return flight for £160/900 odd AED arriving into Dubai on Thursday and leaving on the Tuesday.

I collected Mum from terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport on Thursday night and we got a taxi back to my place and had a chat before going to bed ready to be up early the next day. We woke early and headed over to Barasti Beach Bar as its the only place in Dubai with free entry and grabbed two sun beds. We spent all day here and one of Mum’s friends who had moved out here a few years ago also joined us so we spent the day sunbathing and having food and drinks in the sun.

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