“I have recently returned from an amazing trip to Dubai – travelled with Emirates who are a fantastic airline – service was excellent , the in-seat entertainment system was amazing and economy has the best leg room ever.
The Vida Hotel in Downtown was fantastic – a smaller 5 star boutique hotel great for Couples or travelling on business. Rooms were well appointed and service standards brilliant – the Restaurant 123 was fabulous for Breakfast and Dinner. The Vida is only a 10 minute walk to Dubai Mall/Burj Kalifa and great choice of restaurant options immediately outside the hotel.
In Dubai we got to experience the Desert Dune Dinner where we 4 wheel drove through the desert, watched the sunset over the sand dunes (spectacular) and saw Dubai from the highest building in the world – Burj Khalifa. Sunset drinks at Jumeirah Beach were a highlight where we overlooked the beautiful Burj al Arab. Old Dubai including the Museum and Centre for Cultural Diversity are a must as they explain how Dubai has evolved over the last 42 years from an Ancient Fishing Village to the modern, beautiful city it is today. The gold and spice souk indulged my shopping passion with the opportunity to once again use my bartering skills. (Honed after years of haggling in Asia). A morning at Ski Dubai frolicking in the snow, then an afternoon at Atlantis, the Palm water park was a contrast that sums up the diversity that is Dubai – you cannot have a stopover you need to stay longer to experience this great city.”