Dubai is such a great destination where you are guaranteed sunshine pretty much all year round. The best time to travel to Dubai is November to April with the temperature ranging between 24-35C, making the evenings warm with a nice breeze. Having lived in Dubai for a year I know the city pretty well, although it’s constantly changing with new hotels being built all the time. Even though there is always a new hotspot, I still love to visit my old favs!
My favourite hotel has always been The One and Only Royal Mirage. It’s traditional Arabic style, they pay so much attention to detail with such beautiful flowers and candles everywhere. You walk the coridors and just think wow! I love the resturant Euzone, it’s always my first choice when coming to Dubai. It’s set over the water and has such a romantic setting for dinner. My favourite starter there has to be the scallops. Make sure you try them if you go!! They also have The Jetty lounge which is a really chilled out bar on the beach with amazing cocktails and such a peaceful setting.
This year we stayed at the Anatara on the palm, with a lagoon access room. This was amazing as we could access the lagoon pool directly from our terrace which is like having your own private pool. Despite the hotel being full, it’s so quiet and peaceful and we barely see anyone around. It’s so lovely and relaxing! It’s perfect with a baby as it means we can nip back to the room for things and so easy to put her down for naps. It’s definitely made our holiday stress free. Our terrace has sun loungers so we don’t have the stress of running to the main pool to reserve beds which has been perfect for us.
Our favourite evening here so far has been the beach BBQ that they put on every Wednesday, it’s right by the sea on the beach lit with candles. It really is such a beautiful setting and the food was brilliant. They recommened this amazing drink to me which was typical over the top dubai style. It was delicious.
I also went to Dubai earlier this year in May as it’s definitely one of mine and Koreys favourite places to go. We stayed in the Atlantis after hearing amazing things and we weren’t disappointed. It’s a huge hotel with its own small shopping mall and over 20 restaurants, you really don’t have to leave the hotel. This was perfect for us as I was suffering badly with morning sickness while we were there. My favourite restaurant was the Sea Fire Steak House, the food is beautiful and has a lovely atmosphere. Nobu is also on site and well worth a visit, even if it’s just for a drink. The presentation of the food and drink is amazing and well the food, it’s to die for!
I would really recommend this resort for families too as there’s so much to do in the resort you don’t have to worry about entertaining eleswhere. One of our favourite places to go is the water park on site which is free to guests staying in the resort. It has some of the most amazing (and scary) water slides and offers loads of other water activites, this year we swam with dolphins which was incredible.
As well as 2 pools to choose from, Atlantis has it’s own private beach and Nasami beach. Our favouirte was Nasami beach as the service was fab and it had a real buzz to it over the weekend with live music and DJ. It has a restaurant that is great for lunch and dinner, we ate most of our lunches here indoors under the aircon!!