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Going Global: Indulging in Dubai

March 22, 2013 2:48 pm Published by

It’s hard to imagine that just a century ago Dubai was a small fishing village. Now when you look around, you see a vast landscape filled with magnificent, towering buildings and some of the most breath-taking hotels in the world.

Dubai really sets the standard for luxury and indulgence, so with my pockets stuffed with Dirhams; I took a trip in April last year.

Food, glorious food!

Fridays are known as the Saturday in Dubai and everyone lures towards top hotels serving up all day brunch. We went to The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi which was superb; drinks and food were 85 per head but well worth it. Sushi, Thai food, fillet steak, lobster, desserts you name it, it was there. Our eyes were wide with excitement as we were presented with vodka-fuelled watermelons and small boats full of handmade chocolate buttons. It was like something from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!

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Afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab 

Whenever I think of Dubai, I picture the Burj probably because this iconic sail-shaped structure has become one of the most photographed hotels in the world. I had to get inside. The only way this was possible without spending every last penny I had on a room, was to make a reservation at one of the restaurants I chose afternoon tea at the Skyview Bar

On the 27th floor, the Skyview Bar offers you a fantastic view 200 metres above sea level. 7 courses of sandwiches, beef Wellington, scones, chocolates, pastries and champagne galore, I could barely move after 3 hours of pure indulgence. It cost around 70 each but was definitely worth it for the experience and opportunity to have a wander around the lobby area afterwards. The lobby is so enormous and filled with dancing fountains, vibrant colours and gold-plated doors; even the Statue of Liberty would easily fit inside!

Everything in Dubai is over the top and slightly unnecessary but you go with that expectation and I wouldn’t want anything less!

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Have you been to Dubai? Dined at the Burj? Tell us about your experience!  

Written by Kayleigh Driscoll, FTT Global.

 

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