Hey guys! So I decided to show you a few places of where I visited, where I stayed and the lovely places I ate.
We flew economy but luckily we got upgraded to the exit row seats, so we had a ton of extra foot room. On the way back we had normal seats and they were spacious enough too.
The air hostesses were lovely and really helpful!
Where I stayed: The Hilton The Walk Jumeriah Beach
My bedroom :
Breakfast: Le Pain Quotiden
We went here on the second day for our trip. The cafe is based in an area called ‘the walk’. This was a short walk from my hotel and I’m really glad we found this place. My dad and sister are big coffee fans, unlike me who is obsessed with her tea, they loved the cappuccino and lattes made.
Lunch – The Counter
|Aoife’s recommendation, 1/3 pound chicken with cheddar
and onion! Nom 🙂
I really like this place it has the cafe vibe and since it was a late lunch we could sit outside and take in everything around us.
My recommendation, well if you haven’t guessed by now, sweet potato fries and a cheese burger with a lovely milkshake to wash it all down.
Dinner- Leöpold’s of London
I picked this restaurant for dinner. The restaurant is beside the beach and you have the option of sitting outside or upstairs on the balcony. The view from the balcony is gorgeous especially around sunset. I ordered a barbecue chicken pizza and instead of choosing a dessert I opted (the tea addict I am) for English Breakfast Tea. What I learned was that Dubai do tea very differently from Ireland.
I was presented with a tray with a timer, a candle which was placed underneath the tea pot. You set the timer and wait until the tea leaves mix with the hot water. The tea was lovely a lot stronger than my normal Lyon’s or Barry’s but I love a strong cup of tea. So, if you’re ever looking for a cup of tea you should definitely stop by here.
Things to do!
1. Safari Dessert
2. Dubai Mall
3. Burj Khalifa
The tallest building in the world is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. I visited this place and the views are breath taking. You can see every inch of Dubai. If you’ve ever been to the empire state building in New York it’s along the same lines. Definitely worth a visit.
The second last day we decided to visit the one and only Burj Al Arab. My dad surprised me with tickets to High Tea and it was incredible.
I had never been to high tea before so to say I was excited was a little bit of an understatement . Putting my fanciest dress on, hopped into a taxi and headed towards the Burj Al Arab.
When we arrived we were greeted by door men who directed us into the hotel. Before I walked in I snapped a few selfies (as you do) and took a moment to take everything in.
We were then seated at a table and out waiter named, Murin, explained that there would be three courses. The first course was small sandwich’s and sparkling wine/ date juice for under 21’s, like myself .
The second course was scones and a Mocktail/ Cocktail. I opted for a lovely strawberry mocktail! The scones came with various jams and toppings. I wouldn’t recommend eating anything before high tea because I was getting pretty full!
The third course consisted of your choice of hot beverage and mini cakes and deserts. I got a teapot full of hot chocolate. Some of the desserts were carrot cake, cheese cake ( my favourite).
High Tea is a once in a life time experience. For myself personally it’s not something I go to every week. So I really enjoyed the experience with my family and hey, you’ll get to say you visited the only seven star hotel in the world 🙂