Travel Guide: Dubai with Camilla
Posted on 07 February 2017
Our Sales & Marketing Manager, Camilla shares her tips for Dubai.
This was my second time in Dubai and it was a jam-packed 4 days. It involved lots of eating, shopping and of course playing in the biggest sandbox, the desert. Here are some of the highlights from my trip.
A cafe with a garden serving organic, vegan & gluten-free options, connected to a lifestyle store. A sanctuary away from the big shopping malls.
Serving traditional Middle Eastern dishes in a marble courtyard. You must order the hummus! Their bread is baked fresh in the wood fire oven.
This place will transport you right to the Greek island of Mykonos. Fresh grilled seafood and cocktails by the beach.
A handful of stalls filled with goods from Iran and other countries in the region. Ranging from weave baskets to lamps, searching for hidden gems. You'll find yourself buying items you didn’t know you needed.
Bag fulls of spices and herbs like tumeric, cinammon and dried rose line the narrow alleys filling the air with strong aromas. Wander through the alleys and you'll find shops selling everything from jewellery, clothes to home furnishings. Make sure you bargain with them!
Yes, I'm telling you to go to a supermarket, because I just love them, and this one is HUGE. Stock up on dates to bring home to your family and friends.
No visit to Abu Dhabi is complete without seeing this mosque. Upon entering you will be given an abaya to wear with a hood to cover your hair or you may bring your own scarf. They have free English speaking tour guides at certain times throughout the day, so schedule your visit to coincide.
Catch the abra (wooden boat) across Dubai Creek from the Spice Souk to the other side. Take a stroll through the old Textile Souk to the Iranian Mosque, a great example of Persian architecture.
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