It all started with a dream… We did a lot of planning ahead, then our birthdays came. After a 13 hour flight with the Emirates, we landed in the UAE and our Dubai adventures began… Wearing: SNAZZY CLOZET skirt // H&M top // THALIA SODI sandals via MACY’S
Day 1: Dubai Mall – Fountain Show
It only took about 10-15 minutes to get to the airport from our hotel. We landed around 8AM but in NY time, that’s midnight so to say we were exhausted is an understatement. Unfortunately, check in at our hotel was not until 2PM so we waited a little while in the lobby before our rooms were ready! The rooms were simple but clean and had a nice view of the surrounding areas.
The Burj Khalifa at night – Tallest building in the world.
Because the metro’s service ends at 11, we figured it was wise to grab dinner near our hotel. I had lamb which was pretty good. We then took a walk afterwards to explore the neighborhood a bit. I expected to see all the luxurious cars everyone says Dubai is famous for but all I saw were Toyotas and Range Rovers. I guess there’s more to be seen…
Day 2: Butterfly & Miracle gardens
Since we had done our research before we came, we knew that there was a church nearby so we made our way to St. Mary’s on Sunday morning and got there within 15 minutes. I was amazed at the number of people that attended the service but most of all by the diversity among them. Indians, blacks, whites, and everyone in between all gathered to worship under the same roof in unity and love. I absolutely loved that and wished there was more of that peaceful accord in the world.
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