Tuesday, March 05, 2013

My Dubai Trip - Part 1

If you've read my blog recently then you'd know that I was invited to attend the Splash Fashion Show in Dubai last weekend so here I am telling you about my wonderful trip. I was staying at the Dar Al Masyaf in Madinat Jumeirah, a gorgeous resort by the stunning Jumeirah beach which resembles a traditional Arabian town, a super luxurious one, of course! Its voted as the number one hotel in Dubai, and rightly so. Whether its the architecture, amenities or service, Dar Al Masyaf is outstanding in every way possible.  

The driveway to the entrance

The entrance

The night view of the entrance

The resort is humongous and is linked by waterways and bridges, giving it a Venice like feeling. And within the resort you have the option to travel by buggy or by Abra's (the traditional Arabic boat) which act as water taxis.

 I chose to be taken to my suite by an Abra of course! 

And this is the entrance to my villa! 

I had a 24 hour butler service in the villa and my butler, Raquel was really friendly and incredibly sweet. Though I was staying all alone (which is why you can't see me in any of the pictures) she made me feel like I always had a friend around. Sadly, she had a day off on the last day of my stay so I could not click a picture with her!

The common courtyard of the villa

And now, let me show you my gorgeous (not so) little room

My room 

The door to the left is the balcony
I had a wonderful balcony with this view so I did spend a lot of time outside by the serene waterways

A corner of my balcony
The front view to my balcony
Here's where I intended to blog from but didn't get the time!

Madinat Jumeirah leaves you spoilt for choice as there are 42 restaurants and various bars spread across the sprawling resort. On my first day, I went for the friday brunch at the Arboretum which is known for hosting the best buffet in Dubai. I also had an early dinner there before my fashion show and to my luck, they have an Asian night on Fridays which totally sorted out my South East Asian Cuisine cravings. There was a live counter for soups and I had the best Tom Yum soup in my life over there :)

The spread at Arboretum
I also dined at the Khaymat Al Bahar for lunch on the following day, which has a stunning view of the beach and is by the pool side.

One of the food stations at the Khaymat Al Bahar
The seating area at the Khaymat Al Bahar 

The view from where I ate

The pool looked tempting but I really wanted to see the beach and boy was I thrilled once I got there. The resort has its own private beach with cute tents and sun beds, just perfect for lounging in front of the gorgeous blue ocean. 

The resort is owned by the same group which owns the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel, which can be prominently seen from the beach.

There is lovely pier across the beach which leads to an award winning seafood restaurant called Pierchic which has won awards for both its cuisine and romantic setting. I, however, did not know about it till later and since I was alone and was limping with my broken foot I decided to skip the walk anyway.

Thankfully I did manage to hit Trilogy-one of the clubs in the hotel, which also happens to be one of Dubai's best clubs. In cooler months such as now, the party is shifted to the rooftop so I entered to an empty club completely amused at where the party was. My friend and I spent 10 minutes trying to figure out where the party was but finally managed to find it on the rooftop and had a great time.

This post was all about my stay in Dubai. Watch out for my next few posts, because I am going to tell you all about the amazing Splash Fashion Show which I attended and more about my travels in Dubai to every fashionista's dream destination - The Dubai Mall! And I'll show you my shopping too :) 


  1. Wow! What a place, really my jaws are dropped! Fab, a dream! Id love to book a room now!:) Looking forward to the next posts dear! xo

  2. wow really cool post, I was just in Dubai as well, also staying at the Madinath! It is such a great hotel and the food is amazing, don't you think?
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  3. God! Now I kinda wish I was going to Dubai instead of NYC this summer! Gorgeous babe;););)

  4. Thanks for the folow back! WOOOW amazing pictures!!! i can see you had a great time in Dubai! xx

  5. Wow girl, this is like a dream! Can't wait to see pictures of the fashion shows! xx Pip


  6. Whoa!!!! This is super, duper fantabulous!!! :)
    Looking forward for Part 2! :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too June. :)
    Do follow too if you like! :)

  7. This is so fabulous! I heard about the show=)

  8. Hi again dear!! Following here now too ;)

    Kisses from Spain

  9. Que bonito!!
    Ya te sigo en este blog!

  10. OMG lady, you making me very impatient! We are going on vacation in 2 months, cant wait!
    Thanks for your comment :) we've actually done lemon water and we still do, but just want to switch it up a little.

  11. Really nice Pics!!!

  12. Oh my gosh! June...these pics are totally like the Sex and the City movie! It's beautiful over there! I need a butler too:)

  13. Thank u for the comment on my Blog.
    Follow each other Sounds Great, i follow u no:)
    Amazing pictures, now i miss Dubai Even more..
    Good luck for the further.

  14. That looks heavenly! I'm loving the pictures!!!

  15. wow the hotel looks stunning, great post :)
    thanks for your lovely words on my blog!


  16. OMG!! June, what an amazing hotel...so happy for you!! This must have been like a little slice of heaven to have such a fabulous villa, beautiful weather and delicious food!!
    Thanks for sharing these pictures ;)

  17. beautiful pics!hope to had a great time!

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  19. amazing pics n info ............. loved it .............. excellent stuff

  20. Oh Man. Soooo Amazing and Lovely. loved it man. Very Nice Sharing. Keep on sharing such beautiful pictures. Thanks
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  23. Dubai is one of the most famous international travel destination and your blog is well formatted with amazing pictures describing it .Thank you for sharing it. As we know Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. There are many places to visit in Dubai , and the most visited is Burj Khalifa. It is also a favourite destination for shopaholics.

  24. Hello, All. Ya, amazing and lovely post. The pictures are very nice.Thanks for sharing your experience. Dubai is really a great place. I love this place. When I visited this amazing place with my friend, we enjoyed a lot there. Ohh....!!!! I just missed the water sports ride of Dubai.


Thank you so much for your comments!! I will try and get back to you as soon as possible

xx June

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