Help: SATC did not prepare me for Travelling to Dubai
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.
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.
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?).
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 🙂