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Location: Queens County

Day 1 - 24 Mar 2022

John F. Kennedy International Airport

Queens County, John F. Kennedy International Airport

Content: We flew out of JFK for a 13 hour non stop flight to Dubai. Make sure to get to the airport 3 hours early and have your negative Covid test or vaccine card. Thankfully you don’t need both!

Location: Dubai

Day 2 - 25 Mar 2022

Dubai International Airport

Dubai, Dubai International Airport

Content: We flew with emirates and decided to upgrade to economy plus which was super nice. Would love to fly Emirates business class one day!

Shangri-La Dubai

Dubai, Shangri-La Dubai
Dubai, Shangri-La Dubai
Dubai, Shangri-La Dubai
Dubai, Shangri-La Dubai

Content: After landing we took a short 15 minute taxi to our hotel, the Shangri-La. We loved it here! We also took taxis for majority of the trip

Shangri-La Dubai

Dubai, Shangri-La Dubai
Dubai, Shangri-La Dubai

Content: The views on the 42nd floor of the hotel are incredible! You can even book a private dining experience up here for a hefty price.

Ikandy Ultralounge

Dubai, Ikandy Ultralounge

Content: We stopped at the ikandy ultra lounge to grab something to eat before bed. It was a really cool lounge bar with amazing views and a pool.

Location: Dubai

Day 3 - 26 Mar 2022

Saya cafe

Dubai, Saya cafe
Dubai, Saya cafe
Dubai, Saya cafe
Dubai, Saya cafe
Dubai, Saya cafe
Dubai, Saya cafe

Content: Had to make a visit to Saya cafe in the city walk! I got the pistachio latte which was delicious.

Location: دبي

Day 3 - 26 Mar 2022

Sky Views Observatory

دبي, Sky Views Observatory
دبي, Sky Views Observatory
دبي, Sky Views Observatory

Content: Next we went to the sky views observatory to check out the famous glass slide. Cool experience! I recommend buying tickets in advance. This is also in walking distance to CE LA VI. They are both at the address sky view hotel.

CÉ LA VI Dubai

دبي, CÉ LA VI Dubai
دبي, CÉ LA VI Dubai
دبي, CÉ LA VI Dubai
دبي, CÉ LA VI Dubai
دبي, CÉ LA VI Dubai
دبي, CÉ LA VI Dubai
دبي, CÉ LA VI Dubai
دبي, CÉ LA VI Dubai

Content: We were lucky enough to get into CE LA VI for their Saturday brunch. I had to make the reservations a month before. They have brunch every Saturday from 12:30-3:30. It was such a fun time

Location: Dubai

Day 3 - 26 Mar 2022

At The Top, Burj Khalifa

Dubai, At The Top, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, At The Top, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, At The Top, Burj Khalifa

Content: Another tourist attraction I recommend buying tickets for in advance!

The Dubai Mall

Dubai, The Dubai Mall
Dubai, The Dubai Mall

Content: If you have some time to walk around the mall I would definitely check it out, it’s huge and they even have an aquarium inside

The Dubai Fountain

Dubai, The Dubai Fountain
Dubai, The Dubai Fountain

Content: The fountain show right outside of the mall goes off every day starting at 6pm and then every 30 minutes after until 11pm. We went for the first one at 6pm which had great lighting

Location: دبي

Day 3 - 26 Mar 2022

Urla Restaurant & Lounge

دبي, Urla Restaurant & Lounge
دبي, Urla Restaurant & Lounge
دبي, Urla Restaurant & Lounge
دبي, Urla Restaurant & Lounge
دبي, Urla Restaurant & Lounge
دبي, Urla Restaurant & Lounge

Content: The Burj khalifa also lights up Wednesday through Sunday at 7:45, 8:15 and 9:45pm. Urla was a great place to watch it and the food and drinks were amazing. Make a reservation!

Location: دبي

Day 4 - 27 Mar 2022

SAL

دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL
دبي, SAL

Content: So you can’t actually go into Burj Al Arab without some sort of reservation so we decided to spend the morning at SAL beach club. It was 800 AED per person but included 400 AED towards food and beverage. Felt like such a luxurious experience, highly recommend!

KOKO BAY

دبي, KOKO BAY
دبي, KOKO BAY
دبي, KOKO BAY
دبي, KOKO BAY

Content: I also wanted to check out Koko bay so we stopped by for a drink and the views

Location: Dubai

Day 4 - 27 Mar 2022

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Content: The Souk madinat jumeriah is one of Dubai’s famous souks which is an Arab market. You can also ride one of the famous Abra boats while here to get great views of Burj Al Arab. I prebooked the reservation online.

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Dubai, The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Content: The Atlantis the palm is another one of Dubai’s famous buildings so we went to check it out and also went to their aquarium. If you have time, they have a water park too!

Dinner In The Sky

Dubai, Dinner In The Sky
Dubai, Dinner In The Sky
Dubai, Dinner In The Sky
Dubai, Dinner In The Sky

Content: This was so cool! You can also prebook online and choose your meals.

Location: Dubai

Day 5 - 28 Mar 2022

Skydive Dubai

Dubai, Skydive Dubai
Dubai, Skydive Dubai
Dubai, Skydive Dubai
Dubai, Skydive Dubai
Dubai, Skydive Dubai
Dubai, Skydive Dubai

Content: How do you go to Dubai and not skydive over the Palm? This was definitely a bucket list item and I’m so glad I crossed it off! They say to plan for 3-4 hours here, but we were out in about 2.

DRIFT Beach Dubai

Dubai, DRIFT Beach Dubai
Dubai, DRIFT Beach Dubai
Dubai, DRIFT Beach Dubai
Dubai, DRIFT Beach Dubai
Dubai, DRIFT Beach Dubai
Dubai, DRIFT Beach Dubai

Content: Another really cool beach club in Dubai! Also one you will want to make reservations for. Although we just came in to the bar for a few pictures and left since we didn’t get a reservation. It’s located at the One &only royal mirage which is also a really beautiful hotel

Dubai Marina

Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina

Content: We booked a private yacht tour with royal blue yacht. It was 3 hours and we got to go swimming. We also passed the Burj Al Arab and JBR beach/Ain Dubai observation wheel. Make sure to bring your own food/drinks if you want any. They only supplied water and towels. They also had a Bluetooth speaker to connect to.

Location: دبي

Day 5 - 28 Mar 2022

Ammos Greek Restaurant

دبي, Ammos Greek Restaurant
دبي, Ammos Greek Restaurant
دبي, Ammos Greek Restaurant

Content: I also wanted to see Azure beach club but you also need reservations so we just ate at Ammos instead which is right inside of the beach club, located in the Rixos hotel. The Greek salad was phenomenal!

Location: Dubai

Day 5 - 28 Mar 2022

Dubai Creek Harbour

Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour
Dubai, Dubai Creek Harbour

Content: Really nice place to watch the sunset! Located at the Dubai creek harbour or “Dubai city view point” in google maps.

Location: دبي

Day 6 - 29 Mar 2022

Brunch & Cake Wasl 51

دبي, Brunch & Cake Wasl 51
دبي, Brunch & Cake Wasl 51
دبي, Brunch & Cake Wasl 51
دبي, Brunch & Cake Wasl 51
دبي, Brunch & Cake Wasl 51

Content: So many cute cafes in Dubai! This one definitely had the best food

Saya Cafe

دبي, Saya Cafe
دبي, Saya Cafe
دبي, Saya Cafe
دبي, Saya Cafe

Content: Located right next to brunch and cake is another Saya cafe, this one is black and white themed!

Location: Dubai

Day 6 - 29 Mar 2022

Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, Visitor Centre | Expo 2020 Dubai

Content: We got free passes to the expo with our Emirates flight so had to check it out!

Location: أبو ظبي

Day 6 - 29 Mar 2022

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
أبو ظبي, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Content: We took an hour and a half taxi ride to Abu Dhabi to see the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque. We did need to show proof of vaccine and a negative Covid test so I recommend looking up the restrictions. You can also prebook your visit time online for free!

Location: دبي

Day 6 - 29 Mar 2022

Flamingo Room by Tashas

دبي, Flamingo Room by Tashas
دبي, Flamingo Room by Tashas
دبي, Flamingo Room by Tashas

Content: Then we headed back to Dubai and were able to get last minute reservations at the flamingo room. DELICIOUS!

Location: Dubai

Day 7 - 30 Mar 2022

Platinum Heritage Desert Gate

Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate
Dubai, Platinum Heritage Desert Gate

Content: Our last day was spent in the desert! We started off with a tour with Platinum Heritage. We did the Bedouin Culture Safari which included breakfast, a desert safari, camel ride, falcon show and transfers to and from hotel. Great tour!!

Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai

Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai
Dubai, Explorer Tours - Dune Buggy Dubai

Content: We went back to the hotel and packed for our flight late this night and then made our way back into the desert! This time for a tour with Explorer Tours AE. We did the dune buggy with private dinner, another really cool tour!

Dubai International Airport

Dubai, Dubai International Airport

Content: Our flight to the Maldives was at 4am so we made our way to the airport after our amazing day in the desert. Make sure to check out my Maldives trip as well!