Aquaventure and Shades Bar // Dubai

19 March 2013

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I know some of you are really enjoying the Dubai diary posts and I'm sure others....well...there's only one more day left, so hold tight!

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you've probably noticed I'm somewhat of a big kid. I like more than my fair share of childish activities and often eat candy until the point of near sugar-comatoses. So naturally, I just HAD to visit one of the water parks in Dubai. Sadly, the day we'd saved to go ended up being a little overcast and a tad on the chilly side. That didn't stop us though, we headed to Aquaventure at Atlantis on The Palm. We spent the day riding the slides, messing about in the lazy river and paddling in the ocean. I didn't take my phone or camera in with me, so sadly (or not?) I don't have many photos from the actual park. When we were finally exhausted we headed back to our hotel, via Starbucks to grab a couple of iced coffees to perk ourselves up, and then got ready for the evening.

We decided we'd play dress up and make ourselves feel a little more adult again. We grabbed a quick dinner since it was already late, then went on for drinks at Shades, a beautiful bar in Dubai Marina. It's by the edge of the infinity pool of The Address Hotel, affording it incredible views of the Marina and the sky scrapers clustered around it. That's another bar to add to my list of favourites then.

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Elevator OOTD  //  Breton Striped Sweater - H&M  //  Fairfax Sunglasses - Elizabeth and James   
White Pashli Satchel - Phillip Lim  //  Gold Sandals - Topshop (Similar)
Arriving at Aquaventure at Atlantis.

Exhausted and ready to head home after a whole day riding water slides  :D
The view of Dubai on the way back from The Palm
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Picked up an iced latte and giant cookie for a much needed caffeine/sugar hit before the evening.

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Evening arm candy  //  Watch - Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom //  Leather Bracelet - ShopDucklingToSwan
  Bangle - Marc Jacobs via 6pm  //  Gold Bracelet & Tassel Necklace - HRH  Collection
Walking to the Marina
Shades Bar at The Address Hotel
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Cocktails and sweet potato fries. Yummy.
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  Blazer - H&M (similar)  //  Cut-away Black Suede Heels - ASOS (similar)

We left the bar late, back to acting like big kids again...but that could have been down to the cocktails.


29 comments:

  1. Your sunglasses are very flattering. And how did you not fal asleep on those huge beanbag chairs at that last bar?! Oh my word they look so comfy~

    The Occasional Indulgence

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  2. Lovely photos! Love The Address in Dubai :)

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  3. It all makes me wish it was summer, dubai looks incredible and I love your outfit, especially the stripes

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I can't wait for the weather to warm up here too. :) x

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  4. That bag is incredible! The pashli is such a smart bag. I love these pictures and am itching for a vacation!

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    1. Yes, I love it. Just need the weather to warm up here in Korea now so I can start wearing it more. Doesn't really match my winter wardrobe! x

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  5. I've really enjoyed these posts and I am loving your holiday wardrobe!

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  6. Looks like a fun day out!
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
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    1. Yep, it was fab! Nothing like acting like a big kid for the day :) x

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  7. I would love to experience the same one day!

    LUXESSED

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  8. Love your first look! Very Marina!


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    Julia from aboyeur.blogspot.com

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  9. This looks like so much fun! Love your Pashli!

    Fashion Dawgs

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  10. I've just found your blog and I love it so so much! These pictures are gorgeous, I'm lucky enough to have been to Dubai a few times as my auntie lives there and it's such a lovely place. I'm going again in September and this has made me so so excited, I just wanna be there now! Looking forward to reading your future posts :) xx

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    1. Thank you!! You're so lucky to have family there. If I had an aunt there I don't know how I'd stay away!! x

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  11. Ahh this trip looks AH-MAZING! It makes me want to hop on google and start planning a vacay :-)

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    1. It was so good. I want to go again!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. Love the pictures! A water park sounds so fun. Your purse is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! he water park was so much fun, yes! :) x

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  13. I am loving the travel posts lovely :) The second last pic of you is beautiful!!!
    Definatley wanting to visit Dubai now - will have to have it as a pit stop on my next big trip - travelling anywhere from Aus takes a good 20 hours!
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    1. Thank you so much, glad you're enjoying the posts! :)

      Dubai is definitely one to put on your list. Yep, Aus is pretty far from there but you're lucky because you have so many gorgeous places right there in Aus! I love it there! Plus, you're pretty near some great places in south east asia too! :D

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  14. Jealous! I love waterparks, all these posts are making me desperate for a holiday and the marina looks beautiful! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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    1. Yep, the marina was really nice. A bit more of it is coming up in my last dubai post tomorrow!

      I really only just got back but writing these posts has made me desperate for a holiday too! haha :)

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  15. Love your outfits!
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