Sunday, June 14, 2015

Showing Friends Around--Part 1

   My sincerest apologies for being MIA, but I have been showing two of my friends from home around the UAE. 
   My friends landed a week and a half ago and we decided to stay in Dubai upon their arrival.  I took them to Saffron the infamous Friday brunch at Atlantis. We were blessed to stay at the Sofitel on the Palm. This is hands down the best hotel I have ever stayed in. 

Great pool.

Nice beach.

Brunch was amazing as usual.

We had to sit outside because that is all they had available. In 40C+ we consumed a few of these:

Some young ladies came to the brunch dressed as Disney Princesses to celebrate their friends upcoming wedding. I thought that was so cute.

A quick wardrobe change for the club.

Maxin' and relaxin'.

Of course I had to take my buddies to the Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world.

View from the 124th floor. I didn't know that the Burj only opened its doors in 2010.

All my friends rave about the banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery. Since I was in Dubai mall I had to finally try it myself. 


Next up desert safari.

Shisha smoking, belly dancing and Middle eastern food. 

Pipes on pipes on pipes. 

Next stop was the Emirates palace for high tea and gold flake drinking.

High tea is one of my favourite things.

Emirates palace steps. 

Stay tuned for part 2!