Dubai Diary #1 The Beach

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Dubai, UAE 2014 EN: Dubai surprised us, to say the least. Who would have thought that there is so much to see and do?! Certainly not us and we soon realised that one week will not be enough to experience everything this expanding city has to offer. This was our first trip to the United Arab Emirates and we enjoyed and loved every-single-minute to the maximum, the weather (29 degrees at midnight - apparently unusually warm for April), superb views, buildings, excellent restaurants and much more. I would like to share with you my little Dubai Diary and start with the most important thing, which is of course, The Beach! 

Our favourite beach was the Jumeirah Beach Residence Open Beach (next to the hotel Hilton). Not all beaches are free and have toilet facilities or shops/restaurants, but this one had everything. If you need a new swimsuit, you might like to check out Victoria's Secret shop just around the corner! (that totally took me by surprise and Paul boulangerie right opposite left a huge smile on my face). The sea was already warm (I don't want to imagine what it must be like in August), but with a pleasant breeze it was perfectly manageable to stay on the beach the whole day. We loved to go for a refreshing mint/lemon juice to the Coffeeshop company, where we had free wifi and our favourite restaurant was the newly opened Leopold's of London with a perfect view of the beach. There is also a supermarket called All day where you can buy drinks, food, sunscreen etc. If you like, and the hot weather makes it possible, take a little walk at The Walk at JBR (1.7kilometres long) full of hotels and restaurants with a great atmosphere, where you'll see mixture of Arabic and western world. 
Note: walking around in swimsuit is only allowed on the beach, you'll have to put some clothes on if you decide to go to The Walk for a drink or a snack.
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SK : Dubaj nas prekvapil. Kto by si bol pomyslel, ze je tam toho tolko vela co robit a vidiet?! My urcite nie, ale coskoro sme zistili, ze jeden tyzden nam nebude stacit na objavenie vsetkeho, co toto neustale rozrastajuce sa mesto ponuka. Bola to nasa prva cesta do Spojenych arabskych emiratov a kazdu-jednu-minutu sme si uzili uplne naplno, pocasie (29 stupnov o polnoci - vraj neobvykle teple na mesiac april), nadherne vyhlady, stavby, vynikajuce restauracie a ovela viac. Rada by som sa s vami podelila s nasimi zazitkami a zacala by som od toho najdolezitejsieho, samozrejme Plaz!

Nasa najoblubenejsia plaz bola Jumeirah Beach Residence Open Beach (vedla hotela Hilton). Nie vsetky plaze su zadarmo a maju toalety alebo obchody/restauracie, ale tato mala vsetko. Ak by ste nahodou potrebovali nove plavky, mozete si odskocit do Victoria's Secret hned za rohom! (to ma uplne dostalo a Paul pekaren na oplatku zanechala obrovsky usmev na mojej tvari). More bolo uz teraz teple (nechcem si predstavit, ake to musi byt v auguste), ale s prijemnym vankom sme dokazali zostat na plazi aj cely den. Vzdy sme si zasli na osviezujuci mätovo/citronovy dzus do Coffeshop Company, kde sme mali wifi zadarmo a nasa oblubena restauracia bola novootvorena Leopold's of London s dokonalym vyhladom na plaz. Najdete tu takisto aj supermarket "All day," kde si mozete kupit napoje, nieco male podzub, opalovaci krem apod. Ak mate chut, a horuce pocasie vam  to umozni, urcite sa chodte prejst na The Walk na JBR (dlhy az 1.7km) plny hotelov a restauracii so skvelou atmosferou, kde uvidite mix arabskeho a zapadneho sveta.
Poznamka: chodit v plavkach je povolene len na plazi, budete sa musiet obliect, ak sa rozhodnete ist na The Walk na drink alebo obed.

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8 comments

  1. Dubai - seeing is believing !! Beautiful Pictures of the JBR Beach and The Walk.

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    1. Thank you Deven and thank you for all your suggestions! I really appreciated them!! :)

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  2. Reminds me of the Gold Coast! Beautiful pictures, Hana xx

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  3. Your pictures are always so gorgeous! xx

    http://www.timelessdifference.com

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  4. ahaha, crazy that there's a Paul there!
    OMG that cake!!!

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    1. Dubai is a little France, believe me! haha and yes the cake was delicious!! :)

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