t’s hard to put into words my experience in Dubai. There’s no shortage of amazing places to go in this sprawling city of dreams, and working out where to eat and what to see or do is not an easy feat. It’s inspiring to find out how this city has developed and expanded from a small fishing port to an astonishing mega-metropolis, with a future that looks even more unbelievable.
The Burj Khalifa is truly gravity-defying, the Dubai Mall offers best of everything in the world, and there are only a few cities in the world that have both the desert and beach right on their doorstep. What’s interesting is Dubai’s diverse cultures and how they all seem to coexist without much conflict. I love how one could end up hearing five different languages just walking from one end to another.
La Ville Hotel
Situated on the city’s new urban living destination, CITY WALK, this five-story hotel brings together luxury accommodation, three restaurants, a lobby cafe and rooftop pool and bar that frames seeping views of Dubai’s stunning skyline. One will appreciate the modern exterior, stylish and sharply designed. The guest rooms on the other hand, feature minimal yet cozy furnishings, which evoke a sense of familiarity as though it has been furnished to pay homage to Dubai’s landscape with its natural, sandy palette. La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai, Autograph Collection in its entirety just echo’s unique and relaxed vibes amongst the metropolis of the city. I could curl up here, on one of the most comfortable couches with a cup of tea, and watch the sun set for days.
Room service breakfast at La Ville Hotel.
Chival at La Ville Hotel
Take a seat at La Ville’s all-day healthy dining restaurant Chival and park yourself at the alluring courtyard. Perfect place to soak up some rays while sipping freshly made juices all day. My favorite from their lunch menu is the Tuna Tataki Salad. If you have been following me on my Instagram Stories, you will have seen this dish appearing quite frequently.
Tucked in a corner of the world’s largest shopping mall, recharge from the long walks at this iconic Japanese coffee house, % Arabica. Service is warm and friendly, and the space is an eye-candy. Score.
Rooftop pool and bar at La Ville Hotel.
Take a trip up to the Top of the World, and be mesmerized by the panoramic views of Dubai’s magnificent cityscape from the world’s highest vantage point. A must do for every visitor.
On the other side of the Dubai Creek, prepare to bargain your way through the Souks in old Dubai. Don’t be intimidated by the pushy but friendly salesmen, barraging you to buy their goods with opening quotes that are often surprising. “If you are lucky, you might just be Mariah Carey for a day.”
Red Dune Desert
Embark on an unforgettable trip to the great red dunes. Absolutely the highlight of my trip in Dubai. Do a half-day tour and catch the spectacular sunset before being whisked away to dinner under the stars.