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TRAVELGUIDE TO DUBAÏ



I decided to write this blogpost in English. I'm sorry for those who won't understand. I also do apologize, because all my blogposts about traveling are also being written in English

IMPRTANT!!! You can see all my videos on my IG on the Dubaï highlight and on my latest post on Instagram.

Enjoy ;)

Let's get into it 🙌🏾








THE BEGINNING OF THIS TRIP

Mi ladi, Fatimah, wanted to travel with me and she already went to Dubaï. Why not going for the second time was her mindset, because the first time was awesome she told me. After doing some research, we finally find something. We booked this trip in May 2017, a couple days after my birthday (keep that month in mind 💁🏽😂) on Corendon.

For less than €600, we spent 6 days, 5 nights (29th of January to the 3rd of February) in Dubaï and our tickets for the plane were included. We spent the 28th of January in The Netherlands, because we departed from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dubaï.

We stayed at the Ibis Hotel in The Netherlands. And we were lucky, 'cause.... (watch the picture below hahahah)


Of course, mamii is a sweet wing guest 💁🏽.We felt very extra ✨.


DUBAÏ 🌴

After a 7-hour flight, we finally arrived 😅. At DXB airport we had to wait for our shuttle to the hotel.

GHAYA GRAND HOTEL

Thanks to Corendon, we had an amazing stay at the Ghaya Grand Hotel.



This 5-star hotel was amazing. The staff was really friendly and helpful (well, some of them.... read more to find out who wasn't...) and we had an amazing stay. Breakfast was variated and credits to the chef for the amazing eggs.

We had to pay the tourist tax by arriving at the hotels lobby but we gained a part of the money back when we left the hotel at the end of our stay.


Activities🎢⛱

Monday 01/29/2018

We hadn't planned anything to do, so we stayed at our hotel and got KFC Delivery at our hotel room. Food is always a good idea. 😋

At Dubai's KFCyou can get yourself...



📷(5,31 EUR - 7,75 EUR - 6,10 EUR - 21,60 EUR )

and more....

I took the Super Dinner - Original and got it delivered in my hotel room.


Tuesday 01/30/2018

The most touristic activities were planned. You can't go to Dubaï without visiting Burj Khalifa, Dubaï Mall and having shootings in the middle of nowhere 😂

We had a bus from the hotel to the mall and payed 10 dirham (which is +- 2,20 EUR)

We already booked our tickets online.

Outfit details:

Dress: Oysho

Shoes: Stan Smith


Wednesday 01/31/2018

Sun, Sea, Sand, Palm trees ☀️🌴

We decided to chill on that day, so we went to the beach. First time taking the tram in Dubaï, was an adventure. Glad to had a Dora Explorer by my side as guide 🤣 (ily Felicia 💋). The ride went good and another shooting took place.

Outfit details

Top: Undiz

Skirt: Lost Ink (Zalando)

Shoes: Vans


Thursday 02/01/2018

We went to the IMG Worlds of Adventures. A nice park but I've been to better ones. I like sensation and dangerous things, this was childish but I spent a good time there. They had good games and some of them were surprising.

REMINDER: If you want to explore this park, be sure to buy your ticket online. You won't have to do the line and you have access to the Indian buffet. I had issues with my card, so I couldn't pay my ticket online. On Wednesday I bought my ticket at the hotel and the day after I had difficult entering the park + the lady at the hotel who helped me with my online ticket , wasn't really friendly and I hadn't access to the buffet. BUT, and lucky the park has a lot of restaurants, I ate Italian and had my own made salad, pasta bolognese and tiramisu as dessert for 140 AED (+/- 31,00 EUR).

Outfit details:

Kimono: Even&Odd (Zalando)

Short: Pull & Bear

Shoes: Adidas Superstar


Friday 02/02/2018

We kept the best activity for last but not least. The dessert safari tour by Raynatours was AMAZING! Our shuttle picked us up at the hotel and I was sitting on the front seat in the car. I didn't know what to expect because before hitting to the desert, we had a ride of 30-45 minutes. We also did a quick stop for buying souvenirs.

Outfit details:

Blouse: C&A

Skirt: Zeb


Saturday 03/02/2018 Finishing the trip 😭

Every beautiful thing comes to an end. Just like this trip. After spending an amazing journey in an amazing country, Fatimah had organized a shooting. Never thought that I'll be doing this and especially not in Dubaï. Stunning view at the beach, good shots, good vibes only. Later that day, we went back to Belgium.


Outfit details:

Dress: Massimo Dutti

Jacket: Zeb

Destroyed jeans + White pants: Zara

Metallic heels: Lost Ink (Zalando)

Metallic Sandals: New Look

Flower printed blouse: Oysho


The month May, my birthday month, is around the corner. Where am I going to next year or this summer?


XOXO


Mrs. Mello 🌹

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