Arabian nights

The temperature outside reaches above 40 degree C, implying that it’s time to get soaked in the sun before it, soon, becomes unbearable.

Friday brunch was well-spent at the beautiful desert resort which is a reasonable 30 – 60 mins of drive from the city center. Bab-Al-Shams – not too extravagant but  very unique, inspired by the charming, sophisticated Arabian decor. The restaurant Al Forsan offered a wide selection of food and pastries, in an exclusive ambiance. Food quality was average but the experience and the service were remarkable.

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We walked around the resort to quickly capture the beautiful sun rays and sand.

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Taking the desert life to another level
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To the middle of nowhere

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Gotta love this new top from Dubai Closet
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Literally, in the middle of nowhere

What really impressed me about this resort was the attentiveness and friendliness of the hotel staff. Despite the impossible summer heat, the staff were still enthusiastic to drive   us to the camel camp in the afternoon. For a first-time visitor like my sister, touching camels was an Arabian dream.

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Camels Sniffing

If you want to explore Dubai, explore the Old Town. We took this advice and drove past the Dubai Museum. Our first stop was at the XVA boutique hotel gallery. Still can’t get over how sophisticated it felt to be surrounded by Arabic decor.


We continued our Arabian journey the day after by enjoying our freshly made breakfast at the world’s first and recently launched Harper’s Bazaar cafe.


The small meals were followed by constant walk at the Dubai Mall to shop office wear for my sister.

In the afternoon, we decided to enjoy Afternoon Tea buffet at the Al Bayt – overlooking the Burj Khalifa. The view and the price were worth the value. The selection was adequate but the quality of the pastry was just mediocre.




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Much love from Dubai,



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