Friday

Goodbye Dubai






Like every city you visit, there is never enough time to see everything you want to, so the final day in Dubai was going to be a busy one, trying to fit in everything we can.
Fortunately for me and Hannah, we didn't have to be at the airport until midnight, so had heaps of time to cram in some last minute sunbathing and touristy things.

Kicking off, of course, with breakfast at the world famous Dubai Golf Course.
Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

The breakfast was amazing, all cooked fresh and you could eat as much as you wanted (perfect!) whilst over-looking some early morning golfers teeing off. 
With full stomachs, we had a few hours spare to top up the tan, so headed over to Barasti Beach Club to grab a bed.
The trick to this is to make sure you get there at about 11am, just as it opens. As the beds are free, it gets busy really quick.

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

 Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

When I arrived in Dubai, I expected to be wowed by the size of the buildings. Instead, I was a little bit like 'Meh, they don't look that tall.'
Then I started counting the floors. 
When I got to 10, which is the level I work on, and took a look upwards, I finally had that wow moment.
They literally go upwards and upwards.

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday
The temperature kept rising on the final day, until it was 43 degrees. 
It was simply a case of; Grab a strawberry daiquiri, sunbathe and drink said daiquiri, run into the sea to cool down.
Although the sea was like a bath, it was so warm!

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

You can't go to the beach on holiday, and not write the city and date in the sand can you!

A late-afternoon dash back to the apartment to shower, pack, and let our swimwear dry, was followed by a trip to the Dubai Mall for dinner.
This is the worlds biggest mall, with probably the biggest aquarium I have ever seen!

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday
T-Shirt is from Taxonomy, Shorts from Topman (similar here). 

For our final meal, we went to More, which overlooks the lake.
I am genuinely going to miss the food in Dubai. Everywhere we ate was so good, and this was no exception again.
Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday
Salmon on a bed of mash potato for Stacey

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday
I opted to get back into the British spirit by going to the biggest fish and chips possible.

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday
Whilst Hannah went for the Duck noodles, which were insanely good!

Even more rounder than we were after breakfast, we headed outside to grab a spot in preparation for what we came to the Mall for.
The Dubai Fountains.

This is the largest choreographed dancing fountains in the world, and they play every 30 minutes in the evening, right next to the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday
 Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday
 Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

It was so good! The water went so high that the spray was like a miniture shower - which was much needed in the evening humidity and heat!
We watched the show a couple more times, whilst having some drinks in between, before heading off round the mall to explore more and grab some last minute gifts, before we headed back to grab our cases.

Our trip to Dubai was coming to an end, and the final thing to do was to have some drinks on the balcony, overlooking this fantastic city.
Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Then, before we knew it, we said our goodbyes to Stacey, promised we would be back next year, and headed off to Dubai International to catch our flight back to London.
I was flying with Royal Brunai, who were a great airline to fly with. They flew overnight, which was fine with me as those drinks on the balcony sent me straight to sleep after we had taken off.

Dubai, Dubai Fountains, Dubai Golf Course, Dubai Mall, Holiday

Goodbye Dubai, you were awesome!