The Honeymoon / Part 2

The Honeymoon / Part 2


Part Two of our honeymoon was all about relaxing, swimming and great food. We had been looking at various other places such as, before we settled on Dubai. There are so many beautiful locations out there, it is a pity that we can’t have a honeymoon…every month? Too ambitious there anyway! We just love Dubai and everything about it. We loved it that much that we even considered looking at uae properties , just to get the feel of how it would be like if we actually moved here. There’s no harm in dreaming once in a while. But imagine how amazing that would be! The food scene, the climate, the cosmopolitan lifestyle, the architecture and the fact that they love luxury – everything is gold, glittery and overly luxurious and who doesn’t love that? Especially for the honeymoon. But as you know we are not made for lying around all day – so we drove to Abu Dhabi to see the Sheikh Zayed Mosque which was a 1.5h drive but worth the trip. We have been to Dubai several times but never made it to the mosque. This time I just had to see it. In Iran ( Honeymoon Part 1 )we also saw lots of old historic mosques and old palaces but this mosque is totally different – for starters it is brand new. It opened in 2007 after building it for 11 years – WOW. It is such a massive building and who would have guessed it – it is GOLD and white and the architecture is simply stunning. I just had to use it as a location to shoot my outfit. ( Coming soon )

But now back to Dubai. Dubai is the fastest changing city on the planet. The city flourishes and is home to many many expats who just enjoy being in Dubai because of the economy, the infrastructure, the location, the choice of foods, the weather, the taxes and the easy living. And as a tourist you have the best resorts with direct beach access and a lovely sunny summer which this year is quite rare in Europe. We had between 32 and 38 degrees and just loved our time in Dubai. In fact we did not want to leave. Our favourite Hotel is the Mina’ A Salam which belongs to the Jumeirah Group and is owned partly by the Sheikh Mohammed bin Raschid Al Maktum himself. He invests in many projects in Dubai and brings the economy forward by doing so.

The hotel is just a dream! Honeymoon there was a no brainer for us since we love the location, the style of the hotel, the service, the food and the view of the Burj Al Arab, which itself is one of the best hotels to stay in around the World. It is famed for being the most popular building in Dubai and you can see it from everywhere in the Resort and it is a great background for your photos too. You will see it a lot in my pics. And a boat brings you through the resort to the Madinat souk or the restaurants. As we were on honeymoon we got the best table in every single restaurant we booked and we were so happy to celebrate so many nice evenings with such great views. The most romantic dinner was at Pierchic. The restaurant is on a pier in the middle of the ocean with a direct view of the Burj Al Arab also surrounded by the sea. It is just picturesque.

But we also spend time outside the hotel – we had dinner next to Burj Khalifa and the famous fountains – also front row seats of course. And we went for proper coffee at Tom & Serg which is newly opened independent coffee shop which also serves amazing food. Yes the coffee culture also reached Dubai – we totally felt at home because this cafe could easily be in London’s Soho.

Enough talking – here are the pics…..DSC_0179IMG_7367DSC_0146DSC_0147DSC_0161 Swan with Accessorise Hat in front of Burj Al ArabDSC_0124Al Quasr Hotel Dubai Madinat JumeirahMadinat Jumeirah Hotel Dubai Dubai Skyscrapers Skyline IMG_7896 Tom & Serg Dubai CityfreudeblogTom & Serg Dubai Coffeeshop Flat WhiteIMG_7359Cityfreudeblog Dubai Chanel Bag Mina A SalamLobby Mina A Salam Hotel DubaiCars of Dubai Bentley FerrariCityfreudeblog in Dubai with Coconut CocktailBurj Al Arab DubaiCityfreudeblog in Dubai Burj Al Arab HotelMina A Salam Hotel DubaiIMG_7671DSC_0880IMG_7235IMG_7281Beach Fun Burj Al Arab Cityfreudeblog in DubaiDSC_0886 IMG_7640Cheers Champagne Burj Al Arab Dubai IMG_7661


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