DUBAI: MY PERSONAL TOP FIVE.

Okay so I’ve been holidaying in Dubai since I was 11 and living in here, well just outside of Dubai for over a year now so i feel qualified enough to tell you guys what you gotta do/see here…

  • So firstly you have to start your day off right and that is with breakfast, and this breakfast has to be at COCOA ROOM. If your on holiday and you have breakfast included at your hotel then PEAK! no I’m joking I love a good breakfast buffet and I wouldn’t give that up but if you can go, make sure you go COCOA ROOM and if you’re living here and you haven’t been yet, your weekend breakfast plans are now in place πŸ˜‰

Must order: Salted Caramel and Burnt Marshmallow Hot Chocolate & Nutella French Toast


  • Secondly make sure you have DESERT SAFARI booked for one of the days. Desert Safari is a great experience you get to do camel riding, quad biking, sand boarding, you can get yourself a henna tattoo and at the end of the day there’s a lovely bbq dinner usually accompanied by belly dancing. Also most desert safari tour operators will pick you up and drop you back to your hotel which is pretty convinient.

Top tip: Check out groupon/cobone/yalla banana for good deals on desert safari. 

 

  • Third, DUBAI MALL. I wouldn’t spend the whole day here especially if you are on holiday as there’s so much more to see but you definitely have to visit the worlds largest mall. Dubai mall has an indoor theme park, an indoor aquarium, right outside is the Burj Khalifa (you can go to the top, which is meant to be amazing) and of course theres the dancing fountain which you have to check out.

Where to eat: Shake shack (cause you can’t visit Dubai and not snapchat your tray full of juicy shake shack burgers and cheesy fries)and Mini pancakes from holland house. Also if you’re from London and you’re missing Pinkberry because they shut it down for some stupid reason THEY HAVE IT IN DUBAI MALL ❀

  • Fourth, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. YOU JUST HAVE TO GO! It is breathtaking. Everything is just perfection.

Top tip: Buy a really cute abaya from a souk in Dubai beforehand (naif souk) for really cute pictures because the ones they provide you with aren’t so cute.

  • Lastly, Tresind. I won’t write much about this as I’ve dedicated a whole post to it already: https://anahhh.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/tresind-very-india/.  This isn’t much of a holiday-y restaurant as you don’t have the fab views of Dubai but if you live here its an absolutely lovely place for a special birthday or anniversary.

Must order: Modernised chaat trolley, Raan & Passionfruit lava lamp

I was going to stick to strictly five but heres a few more of my faves:

  • Waterparks (Wild Wadi & Aquaventure)
  • Staycations if your living here (JBH, Waldorf Astoria, Desert Islands Resort and Spa, Atlantis)
  • Shakespeare & co: SOUK AL BAHAR branch (great food -esp their french toast,  view of burj khalifa and good shisha – perf for a girly lunch)

What are your top places to visit here? I’d love your recommendations!

xoxo

 

 

 

 

 

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Trèsind- Very India.

Can you believe after months of wanting to visit Tresind we finally go and I forget my camera (which I carry almost everywhere) at home? Well I can as it was my husbands birthday and I also forgot his cake in the fridge- guess the excitement of molecular gastronomy meeting indian cuisine got to me.

It is absolutely true what everyone is saying, going to Tresind is not like going to any other restaurant it’s a whole new experience that will, legit, awaken ALL of your senses. As we were seated I was handed a personalised note (A PERSONALISED SCROLL WITH A BOW ON IT, TALK ABOUT MAKING ME FEEL SPECIAL AS SOON AS I ENTER, HOW CUTE!) which explained the name/concept etc of the restaurant ‘TrΓ¨s’ meaning ‘very’ in french and ‘ind’ for India.

The waiter then bought over an aroma filled steaming jar and wet towels to “refresh ourselves” before we got started. Everything was bought over in a nice relaxed pace, beautifully presented…

Deconstructed pani puri.Β literally a burst of flavours in my mouth which got me buzzing for the rest of the meal.

Modernised chaat trolley.Β “this was art in the form of chaat” so glad I waited to type this out instead of saying it out loud at the restaurant in front of everyone haha but it sounds pretty cool right? but for real the live presentation of this was absolutely stunning and the taste was even more ❀

Tiger prawns with soft crab shells. Full of flavour traditional tandoori prawn

Passion fruit lava lamp. this drink was absolutely stunning *Gordan Ramsay voice* the most exciting part was the making, when the server added the ingredients to this huge venturi glass, and the drink bubbled, throwing the passion fruit seeds and the fresh berries up and down caused by the reacting dry ice, it felt like I was watching a beautiful science experiment.

Raan.Β probably the best raan i have ever had in my life, mouth melting, cooked to perfection, its definitely not to be missed.

Deconstructed Black Forest cake.Β This was another beautiful live presentation like the chaat trolley, if you like black forest cake then you will love this.

Paan flavoured candy floss.Β this was anΒ amazing twist to your traditional candy floss and the way it was served on a tree between pretty flowers GAWD we were all in awe.Gotta include a picture of the birthday boy and I cause we unintentionally co-ordinated and dassss cute…Β OOTD- Skirt: MissguidedΒ | Top: Boohoo | Kimono: Market | Shoes: Dorothy PerkinsΒ 

Ok now back to Trèsind, absolutely everything the taste, the presentation, the bubbly staff, EVERYTHING gets a 5/5! Thank you for a great experience.

 

Tresind Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato