As some of you might have seen already on snapchat and instagram, a blogger trip with JT Touristik, specialist for travels to the middle east, brought me back to Dubai. Besides the fact that I always like to meet other bloggers from around the world, it was super nice to travel together with Daisy from the Mandarinegirl and Farina and Anni from Novalanalove, who are friends from my hometown and who I know since long before we had our blogs.
Being addicted to tropical beach paradises, I got to soak up the middle eastern sun of Dubai several times already when stopping over on my way to another paradise such as Seychelles, Maldives or Mauritius, due to Dubais geographical closeness.
During this trip in Dubai we stayed at Atlantis resort which is quite an experience in itself with 23 restaurants, aquariums, a waterpark with crazy water slides and plenty of water activities. I would rate it as a fun hotel for a group of friends for or families with kids. For couples and travelers looking for a smaller hotel in Dubai I would recommend you my favorite hotel in Dubai which you can find in my blogpost here.
The first day started with a relaxing boat trip from Dubai Marina cruising around the palm from where you get a nice overview of the palm and can see all the famous buildings including the 7 star hotel Burj al Arab. I was lucky to test the Burj Al Arab on one of my previous visits to Dubai, you can read more about my stay at Burj al Arab here.
The top at Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world was our next stop and something to tick off the bucketlist. From the terrace on the 125th floor you have stunning 360 degree views over Dubai and from the 148th floor you can even see Dubais new world islands. It is recommended to book tickets in advance online as they get booked quickly especially for the sunset hours. During sunset its also nice to watch the fountain music show in front of Burj Khalifa which takes place every 15 minutes. You can shop the night away right after at the Dubai Mall, the second biggest mall in the world open till midnight.
Another highlight was returning to the magical desert of Dubai where we had dinner in beduine style at Al Maha resort soaking up the atmosphere of desert life. I got filled up with plenty of my beloved favorite Arabic dessert Um Ali and of course, mint tea. For all of you who dream about spending a weekend in the desert of Dubai you can find more about this experience in my post about Al Maha Desert resort here.
I put together some more pics of our trip below. Thanks to JT Touristik for making this trip possible.