We arrived Dubai around 5 am ,
We couldn't sleep well while on a flight and also for Annie, She was running a fever, and cold. I was really worried that she might not get better soon, even though she managed herself so well. We were so excited, exhausted and really really sleepy when we arrived Dubai's airport. We went to money changers to exchange USD to Dirham, it took an hour because we need to queue. After that we decided to have a seat at COSTA, before we finally decided to go to our hotel.
We were kind of confused at first, but when we reached the taxi counter, they recommend us a VIP female drivers. She is really friendly and lovely! I am so happy to meet her and get to know about Dubai from her. The moment we left the airport, we were stunned by the buildings! Annie and I are over excited! Even though, Annie was sick, she was so excited! The power of excitement!
We finally arrived our hotel ( Hotel Flora Al Barsha ) around 8-9 am, Hoping that there was a chance we could check-in earlier. But turned out we couldn't and we have to wait with dying mode at the lobby, but luckily they let us check-in around 11 am which was great, Thanks to Flora Al Barsha!
Flora Al Barsha
The hotel we stayed in is a 4 stars hotel, it's a very convenient and nice hotel. If you are looking for a hotel to stay in Dubai with a reasonable price, This hotel is a must stay! It's only 2 minutes walk away from The Mall Of The Emirates. And if you are willing to run, you will reach the Mall within 30s to 1 minute, Depends on how fast you run. :)
You can peek the hotel room situation on our vlog : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcGwUEBY9Zw&t=17s
We rest and took a long nap until 4pm , Luckily, Thank god, Allhamdulillah, Annie got a lot better after it.
We decided to go to a place where we could chill and rest, so I took her to the Jetty Lounge at One and Only Mirage hotel and Resort to freshen up our body and mind. After we got there, I got to say the place is really beautiful, the resort, the beach, the lounge and especially the view. We sat at the beach side, enjoying the sunset, the sea breeze.
It was kind of windy that day, It's a perfect weather for us to enjoy the ambience. We had our quick dinner, I forget the name, but it's a combination of three types fish, the octopus, salmon and tuna fish.
They tasted delicious! It was flavored in unique ways that I've never tasted before. The waiters also provided a very very good service, They take a good care of us, We were really satisfied and told the waiter that we love everything about this place, food, ambience. The waiter then told us about the food that we ordered were just improved, they didn't serve it this way before, and yes It sure was delicious than before. Everything was perfect! The Jetty Lounge really made us happy, and have a good time, I chose the right place for us that made us forget everything about life at the moment,
After we spent a good evening at the Jetty Lounge, we went to the Dubai Marina Walk. We strolled around for awhile, had some fun, took some photos, and vlogging! The place is really nice, there are so many boats and cruises parked around the Marina, you can rent some of it with a good price.
I asked Annie whether she wants to rent a boat or anything going on with the sea, but she said she was too tired for that and wanted to stroll around and leave earlier. I was kind of worry about her fever running wild again, and I was kind of tired after walking around the endless Marina walk that goes round, so we did leave earlier.
But before we leave, We enjoyed the views! The skyscraper buildings, etc. We were sweating quite a lot, still exhausted after a long flight and Annie's hair messed up since we went to the beach lounge earlier, worried about her fever running wild, so we decided to skip the mall, skip the boat, skip the bars, no drinks for the night and head straight back to our hotel, BUT we had a quick dinner at the restaurant named EAT & DRINK before we end the day!
(Instead of taking pictures, we focused too much on taking videos on this trip, request for the videos, you can CONTACT US directly at the right side bar ( Contact Us ) on the blog website)
Also check out our DUBAI VLOG #2 | Dubai Marina Walk | One and Only Royal Mirage | Jetty Lounge
- Hans Alexander
( posted by Annie )