The Two Burjes And Dubai Mall

15 March 2013



Any trip to Dubai wouldn't be complete without visiting two of the most famous landmarks, the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa. And since Dubai Mall happens to be right next door to the later...well, it'd be rude not to visit there too, wouldn't it!

Before heading there though, I had an exciting breakfast date with an awesome beauty blogger and you tuber, Simone, who is based in Dubai. Since I live in Korea, this was the first chance I'd had to meet a fellow blogger. We hit it off immediately and had a lengthy chat covering just about everything you can imagine. I don't know if you're bound to get along with other bloggers very well because you already have that in common, but I was so happy to finally meet an online friend in the real world, and to get on swimmingly. I just wish I had the chance to do things like that more often. Would you believe though, between two bloggers we didn't remember to take one photo. Not one! I suppose that tells you something about how engrossed in conversation we were!

After breakfast I met Steve and we headed off to the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. I'll let the pictures do the talking from here.

Moi and the world's tallest building. Just hanging out.
This was the disaster day when I wore hot pink jeans that started dying my Pashli. Arrrrrrghhhhh!
Made an emergency purchase of this rather lovely floral pair of pants in H&M though. Crisis averted. Phew. 
The aquarium inside Dubai Mall
Whilst Sephora ranked pretty high, my favourite store of the day? This one!! I'm a kid at heart, what else can I say?!

Shoes, glorious shoes. And all available in my size, what d'ya know!
The Hummingbird Bakery
More kiddy fun // Sustenance // YUM!
We went for a walk around the huge pond outside the mall and in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa.
 
Did a spot of apartment window shopping.
Fairfax sunglasses
OOTD  // White Sweater - H&M Conscious Collection  //  Floral pants - H&M (similar)  //  Rock Watch - Marc Jacobs
Phillip Lim White Pashli H&M Flower trousers
White Pashli Satchel - 3.1 Phillip Lim  //  Gold Beaded Sandals - Topshop (similar)
Watched the spectacular fountain show

Not once.
But twice!
After tearing ourselves away from the fountains (difficult because each show is different), we hopped in a
taxi to Bahri Bar at the Mina A'Salam for views of the Burj Al Arab with cocktails and a light bite to eat.
Singapore Slings are my holiday fave.
We finished the night with a stroll along the beachfront and waterways of the Mina A'Salam Hotel.

What I loved about Dubai, which was so true for this day in particular, is how everything is done on a grand scale. Nothing is half baked, it's all big, showy and glam. It's really quite ostentatious but you know what, I liked it and by this point, I was in love! 


26 comments:

  1. I really want cake now! Everything looks so delicious!

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  2. Gorgeous photos. I love the white Pashli, in fact I'd love a white designer bag, but the colour transferral scares me sooooo much.
    Have a wonderful weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Yep, it scares me too. I just love white bags so much though and find that they tie in to my wardrobe well because I wear an awful lot of white or prints with white in.

      Hope you have a great weekend too xxx

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  3. glad you were able not only to save your bag, but also score some really awesome pants! and those cupcakes look magnificent ... nom nom nom xx

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    1. I know, the pants were a definite silver lining :) The cupcakes were so good! x

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  4. Bloody hell these pictures are absolutely stunning! I'd love to visit Dubai one day and your photos make me want to go even more!

    Big scare about the jeans colouring your gorgeous bag but I love the floral pair you got to save the day! xx

    Visit The Other Side Of Cool
    Tweet me! @othersideofcool

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  5. How did you hold back from buying all those shoes!!! Dream to head to Dubai simply for the shopping :)

    xoxo

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    1. I bought a few pairs of shoes but the Mr is holding the bags so you don't see them in the photos. Sadly my budget didn't stretch to all of them. If only!! :) x

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  6. You look gorgeous, I love your sandals! I'm super jealous of your travels right now :P

    The Occasional Indulgence

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    1. Thank you, they're definitely going to be the most worn pair this summer I think! x

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  7. Gorgeous photos, my parents were in Dubai this weekend and I'm so jealous of them. Looks like you had an amazing time
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  8. I'm loving all the blog posts this week, even if I am super jealous!

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    1. Thank you! I'm making myself jealous too, the at home me is jealous of old me, away in Dubai. haha! x

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  9. Fantastic photos! You know how to live life!

    LUXESSED

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  10. Dubai looks amazing - especially that sweet shop! I'd absolutely love to go there.

    PS subscribed on Bloglovin' now as well.

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  11. Beautiful pictures. Just found your blog but I think I am gonna stay for a while. Congrats :)

    www.101FashionStreet.com

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  12. Love your outfit, you've inspired me to track down a pair of floral trousers :) And Dubai Mall - it's absolutely impossible to spend less than a few hours there, one of my fave places to shop! xx

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  13. Lovely post, that mall looks incredible! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  14. That mall looks amazing! LOVE your pants, and your sandals are too cute :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  15. Amazing pictures! And your sandals are to die for!

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  16. Dubaiiii I will visit you some day!
    You look lovely, love the floral printed
    pants c:

    The display of those shoes in transparent
    boxes is sorta my ideal idea of a
    walk-in-closet of shoes....

    xx

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  17. Dubai looks amazing!!! All these pictures make me so desperate for she sun!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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  18. Cute photos! Looks like a fun day! Loving your pants!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  19. it all looks so amazing, dubai is somewhere i would love to go one day! x

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  20. Wow, beautiful pictures! Dubai looks amazing :-)

    xo The Daily Fashion Drug

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