TRAVELS: dubai photo diary – part 2
About a week ago I showed you guys part 1 of our trip to Dubai, and as promised today follows part 2. For our 4th day we decided to book a jeep safari to the desert. We had heard many good things about the “sundowner”, which included watching the sunset in the middle of the arabian desert and dinner in a camp under the stars. I loved the whole experience (even though you have to have a tough tummy for it – a few people in other cars threw up …) but my favorite part was definitely the breath-taking sunset!
On the 5th, and unfortunately already last day in Dubai we rented a car and headed to Abu Dhabi. Ever since seeing this post on Anna’s blog I have wanted to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. And even though the photos are amazing, they really don’t do it justice. It is impossible to capture the beauty and majestic appearance of the building – you simply have to see it for yourself and take it all in. On our way back from Abu Dhabi we stopped at the Dubai Mall for some shopping, which was a little too much for me. In the sense that I actually only shopped 2 items since I was so overwhelmed with the size of the mall and didn’t even know where to start! I think I need a better game plan for next time 🙂 For the last night we decided on dinner at our hotel at Toro Toro, which was an amazing experience. It is a small-plates-for-sharing kind of place and we tried 6 different meals. So yummy!!! And then we headed back to Nasimi Beach for a last round of melon mojitos and apple sheesha before catching our 3am flight to the Maldives.
Dubai was seriously so fun and Mike and I have already decided that it was definitely not our last time there. We still have SO much more to see and discover and I can’t wait to start planning our next trip soon!