After chilling at the beach we went to Burj Al Arab (that’s the famous hotel in Dubai, the one everybody associates with Dubai) to have a high tea. Everything was very expensive and shit, but if I’m totally honest, it wasn’t that amazing. But I really loved the glasses they served my moccachino in haha!
The interior was very uncommon, colourful and cool, but it wasn’t that beautiful I think. I only really liked the fountains and the aquaria. But it is really interesting to see, so I recommend visiting Burj Al Arab if you have the chance!
I also took some pictures of the beautiful aquarium that they had in the Dubai Mall. They had all kinds of different fish swimming in there, and also fucking large sharks, haha. It looked very cool though. And that were all the interesting parts of this day I think!
In the evening we went to the Dubai Mall again. People in Dubai love their fountains, haha! I really liked the fact that they were constantly changing their colour and size. We had dinner with some of my mom’s friends. I didn’t know them, so it was kinda boring for me.
After our dinner we got a couple of chocolate covered strawberries from Godiva. They were fucking expensive, but it was something I always wanted to try. They were very tasty, but definitely overpriced. But yolo right? When we arrived at our hotel it was already very late, but I still had to write some blogposts. I went to bed around 3 o’ clock, so late, I know… Yeah, that’s it for this day, as I said at the beginning, not very interesting to read.
Okay, part 2 of Nappy Takes Dubai is going to be a bit more boring than the first part haha, because today I didn’t do a lot, again. My mom and I were just so tired all the time, so we thought it would be nice to have a chill day. We wanted to see a lot of things while still being in Dubai though, but we decided it was more important to just relax. We both had a very busy period the last couple of weeks, so it was nice to hang around and do nothing. I almost finished the 10th part of “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” (I read kinda fast, haha!) and I took some photos of the beautiful area.
Isn’t this beach stunning? I love the Burj Al Arab as my background… I’m wearing a tee from Brandy Melville by the way. The bikini is from H&M.
So when I was walking to our room through the park, I found a little reservoir where wharf seaturtles were rehabilitated. I’m obsessed with turtles, so I sat there for 30 minutes, just staring at those stunning creatures. Sometimes they came up and you could see their big eyes looking at you, so cute! Haha this probably sounds very lame for most people, but I think turtles are the cutest things ever. They also had pretty fish swimming in the reservoir.
I really enjoyed my stay in Dubai. Everything was very clean and all the people who worked at our hotel or at the malls were very friendly (most of them weren’t Arabic though, usually they were from the Philippines, Sri Lanka or Pakistan). I also think Dubai is a very safe country to travel to, because they have a very low crime rate. When I first arrived at Dubai, I needed to get used to seeing a lot of people dress in traditional Arabic clothing, such as burkas. I don’t mean this in a rascist way or something like that, I’m very open-minded and think people should be free to do what they want. I just come from a very small village and I’ve never seen someone wear a burka, let alone hundred people wearing a burka at the same time. A funny fact was that although a lot of women wore burkas, they tried to make themself stand out by wearing expensive bags. Almost every woman that had a burka wore a Chanel or Dior bag. With or without burka, every woman wants to stand out and be different :). If you have the chance to go to Dubai, I definitely recommend it. It’s the perfect country to see the mixture between Arabic and Western culture and to enjoy great weather!