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 😉

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

 

 

 

 

 

NEEDLES IN MY FACE REVIEW.


So the other day I was looking online for some kind of facial treatment because my skin has been looking kinda dull (unfortunately I haven’t been blessed with the pregnancy glow instead quite the opposite *sigh*) but i didn’t just want a normal facial as theres so many cool ones out here or ones that sound really cool at least e.g 24K Gold facial, Vitamin C Facial, Oxygen Facial and ACUPUNCTURE FACIAL…

I’ve known about acupuncture facials for a while now but always thought it was a very expensive Kim K celeb thing to do until I came across a post on SavoirFlair- http://www.savoirflair.com/beauty/180468/acupuncture-facial-dubai which reccomended Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre, I called them up to chat about the treatment and they told me it would increase blood circulation, give your face a fresh look, and give you a glow. I told them I wanted to get rid of my dark under eye circles and for that I was told I would need to have a session a week for minimum 6 weeks.

The Experience

The treatment centre had a really nice calm feel to it which made me feel super relaxed which is exactly what you need when you are about to have needles stuck in your face. I had 10 needles put in my face (extra one for each under eye as thats what i was concerned about), one on each hand and one on each foot. The pain was literally nothing, the needles just felt like little pricks when being inserted and then it was normal as long as you didn’t move around. The nurse then put some soft music on turned off the lights and told me to rest for around 30mins which I did for around 15 mins before I got out my phone and snap chatted my scary needle filled face to everyone from every possible angle haha (MANDATORY OR WHAT?). The nurse then came back into the room to take out the needles, there was a little bit of blood on all of them and that was it. Tbh I was expecting a little more maybe a face cleanse or even a chat about what the needles had done etc but she just left the room for me to get sorted -put my hijab back on and that.

After effect of the treatment

Straight after the treatment I thought there would be redness or little marks where the needles where placed but my skin was clear and it did look fresh, I did have a little tingling sensation in my face but that went away after an hour or so. Later that day when I put on my make up it seemed to go on a lot more seamlessly than usual and looked a lot better than usual too, and that night I had a really good sleep which I had been struggling with now my bump is getting bigger.

Today, around four days after my treatment my skin is clear from any breakouts etc but my dark circles are still the same, but I guess to treat that I will have to continue with my sessions which I do hope to.

The cost

Each session costs 250dh but if you book a 5 session package it will cost you 1000dh.