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Help: SATC did not prepare me for Travelling to Dubai

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This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism.

So I know that the girls in Sex and the City 2 went to Abu Dhabi and I’m going to Dubai, but it seemed like a logical place to turn to, to get me excited and inspired for my upcoming trip. From December 3 to 11, I’ll be travelling to Dubai with my fellow Bloggerati bloggers to embark on what has to be the adventure of a lifetime.

Travelling to Dubai - Sex and the City 2

Sadly, watching SATC2 didn’t give me much insight into what one should take to the Middle East or what I can expect. It did, however, make me realise that the movie’s storyline was wafer thin – but that’s another story for another day! (Side note: I would like a champers moment similar to the one occurring above, though!)

Related Read: 10 style ideas to steal from Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment.

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So, back to Dubai: It goes without saying that I’m so excited I’ve had kittens. A few litters, actually. Not only did I get the details of the hotel I’m staying in (pictured above – ain’t it grand?), but I’ve also been informed that we’ll be experiencing the following fun activities:

  • Sundowner Desert Safari
  • Dubai Mall (At the Top, Dubai Fountains and the Underwater Zoo and Aquarium)
  • Emirati meal at Sheikh Mohaned Centre for Cultural Understanding
  • Atlantis Aquaventure
  • Ski Dubai Snow Resort and Penguin Encounter

We’re going in Dubai’s winter, which still means temperatures hover around 26 degrees, so I’m thinking I might need to hit some local stores before I go to pick up some trouser-and-shirt combos in thin, summer fibres (inspiration below from Country Road. What do you reckon? Can I wear this in Dubai?).

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Have you been to Dubai? I’d love to know what you packed, what you thought you might need and didn’t, what you were stranded without but forgot to bring and anything else you could give me a head up on.

Any pointers you can give me would be much appreciated, because Carrie and the girls gave me nothing apart from a traumatic Liza-does-Beyoncé dance number that is still haunting me to this day!

I’d love to get your pointers on Dubai travel! Drop me a comment below and help me out if you can 🙂

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Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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3 Responses

  1. Probably about an hour ten minutes…..negotiate the rate before you go…..our hotel did this for us we stayed at the Hilton and they negotiated a flat fare think it was around $40? – where are you staying Chris?

  2. Hi Chris….I spent four days in dubai last October….on,u scratched the surface…my hubbie and daughter skied at the Emirates mall…the loved it, the shopping at both dubai mall and Emirates is fab but very large wear comfy shoes. Don’t think you’ll wear a jacket if you take it as even though you are going in their winter the humidity by 10am is thick ….the water is even like bath water so not as refreshing as a pool. The desert tour will be a highlight as will Atlantis. We enjoyed catching a cab about an hours drive from pretty much anywhere….to the souk market …its OTT but worth the visit maybe of a evening. As dubai is a man made city and really onky10+ years old there isn’t a lot of traditional culture as you would expect hence the souk markets a must . Take cotton shirts as linen will crush and if you perspire will show up. The light fountain show canal side is a must too…there are lots of restaurants you could book for dinner and therefore you would have a great view. It’s expensive so pack the money. Enjoy

    1. Hey Jenny,

      The Souk Market sounds like a great idea – how far/close is that to the center of the city? Hopefully my hotel is near by.

      I definitely need some comfy shoes – but style over comfort for me. Cotton shirts are on the shopping list.

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