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Second part of our honeymoon: Dubai

10. Februar 2019

 


ENG: The second, unofficial part of our honeymoon was a five-day stay in Dubai. As Emirates always fly to the Maldives from Hamburg over Dubai, we decided to put in a little stop on our way back. We were in Dubai last year already and immediately fell in love with the Emirat: There is so much to experience, the variety of activities and luxury hotels is almost unlimited.
We slept at the Four Seasons in Jumeirah, and we loved the service. The hotel has a spacious pool area, multiple restaurants, a large Spa area and a rooftop with an immediate view of the Burji Kalifa. Just as impressive as the view of the tallest building in the world is the view of the vehicle fleet by the entrance of the hotel: It’s incredible how many expensive sports cars and SUVs were there. Despite luxury and wealth, hospitality and respect are always present in Dubai, even though only 15% of inhabitants are actually ‘locals’. I haven’t seen a city as clean and progressive on all my travels. Especially with the Expo 2020 coming up, there are still a number of hotels and other building projects in the making, which leads me to believe that we will also take another trip here next year.

My highlight was the first flight in an aeroboat over Dubai, as well as the private desert safari with an old Land Rover SUV, about which you can find a short video on IG TV. Especially the desert has something magical to me and gives me a very special feeling, and we got lucky again since we didn’t meet any of the Camel Spiders. Dubai has so much to offer culinarily too, and I immediately fell in love with the arabic bread, which I could just eat all day. We also paid a little visit to Nusret this time, which is a restaurant located right next to the Four Seasons in Jumeirah. If you are not vegetarians and like show acts and a great atmosphere during dinner, you should definitely check out Nusret, as even the prices are appropriate and fair for a steak restaurant. Of course we weren’t going to miss going to a mall this time either, as these are practically on every corner in Dubai.

The only little disappointment during our stay was the visit of the ‘old Dubai’ part of town, for which I had just had higher expectations. Of course you can’t really compare Dubai to other, traditional big cities, but the charme and the special feeling in comparison to the old town part of Istanbul for example, didn’t come up for me. Still I can only say that I felt really happy and comfortable in Dubai again, regardless of my outfits or any fears.

In the following I have put together a few photos for you. If you are planning a trip to Dubai or another Emirate yourself soon and have questions, please let me know.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!


DE: Der zweite, inoffizielle Teil unserer Flitterwochen war ein fünftägiger Aufenthalt in Dubai. Da Emirates die Malediven von Hamburg aus stets über Dubai anfliegt, haben wir uns vor unserer Reise dafür entschieden auf dem Rückweg noch einen Zwischenstopp in Dubai einzulegen.  Wir waren bereits im letzten Jahr das erste Mal vor Ort und haben uns auf Anhieb in das Emirat verliebt: Es gibt wahnsinnig viel zu erleben, die Auswahl an Aktivitäten und luxuriösen Hotels ist quasi unbegrenzt.

Geschlafen haben wir im Four Seasons im Stadtteil Jumeirah, wobei uns vor allem der Service unglaublich gut gefallen hat. In dem Hotel gibt es eine große Poolanlage, mehrere Restaurants, einen großzügigen SPA-Bereich und eine Dachterrasse mit direktem Blick auf das Burji Kalifa. Genauso beeindruckend, wie der Blick auf das höchste Gebäude der Welt, ist der Anblick des Fuhrparks vor dem Hoteleingang: Die Dichte an teuren Sportwagen und SUVs ist einfach der Wahnsinn. Trotz des Luxus und Reichtums in Dubai ist die Gastfreundschaft und der respektvolle Umgang immer gegeben, obwohl nur 15% der Einwohner ‚locals’ sind. Ich habe auf meinen bisherigen Reisen noch keine andere Stadt gesehen, die so sauber und fortschrittlich ist, wie Dubai. Gerade im Hinblick auf die Expo 2020 in Dubai sind zur Zeit noch zahlreiche Hotel- und Bauprojekte geplant, sodass wir auch im kommenden Jahr bestimmt wieder vor Ort sein werden.

Mein Highlight dieses Mal war der Rundflug mit einem Wasserflugzeug über Dubai sowie die private Wüstensafari mit alten Land Rover Geländewagen, wozu es bei IG TV auch ein kleines Video gibt. Gerade die Wüste hat für mich etwas Magisches und vermittelt ein ganz besonderes Gefühl, zum Glück ist uns auch dieses Mal keine der berüchtigten Kamelspinnen begegnet. Auch kulinarisch hat Dubai sehr viel zu bieten, ich habe mich vor allem in das arabische Brot verliebt, das ich den ganzen Tag über essen könnte. Dieses Mal haben wir es uns auch nicht nehmen lassen, Nusret einen Besuch abzustatten, da sein Restaurant direkt neben dem Four Seasons in Jumeirah liegt. Falls ihr keine Vegetarier seid und Spaß an Showeinlagen und ausgelassener Stimmung beim Essen habt, solltet ihr unbedingt mal bei Nusret vorbeischauen, zumal auch die Preise für ein Steakrestaurant absolut angemessen und fair sind. Natürlich durfte auch dieses Mal der Besuch einer Mall nicht fehlen, die es in Dubai quasi an jeder Ecke gibt.

Die einzige kleinere Enttäuschung während unseres Aufenthalts war der Besuch in ‚old Dubai’, von dem ich mir einfach mehr versprochen habe. Natürlich ist Dubai nicht unbedingt mit anderen, traditionellen Großstädten zu vergleichen aber der Charme und das spezielle Feeling im Vergleich zum alten Istanbul ist bei mir nicht aufgekommen. Unabhängig davon kann ich nur sagen, dass ich mich auch dieses Mal wieder sehr wohl und vor allem sicher in Dubai gefühlt habe, unabhängig von meinen Outfits oder irgendwelcher Befürchtungen.

Im Folgenden habe ich noch ein paar Bilder für euch zusammengestellt. Wenn ihr selbst mal eine Reise nach Dubai oder eines der anderen Emirate plant und Fragen habt, meldet euch immer gerne bei mir.

Habt alle einen schönen Sonntag!

 

Aylin ♥



Photocredit: Tobias Freund ♥

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Summer looks Dubai & Abu Dhabi

15. April 2018

ENGAfter yesterday’s travel report about our stay in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, I’d like to introduce you to my summer looks of that time, because the feedback on Instagram and after the last trend report was so positive. Unfortunately some of the packages didn’t arrive in time, which is why I wasn’t able to show the latest products all the time, but that’s why I looked for fitting alternatives. It was great fun to shoot the looks, whether on the beach, in the desert or the hotels  – both Emirates have wonderful scenery and interesting views.
We enjoyed the sun so much and were able to really charge our batteries for new content, due to this we can start the following weeks full of ideas and enthusiasm.
If you click here, you can read my report from Dubai and Abu Dhabi again, in case you are also interested in some tips regarding the planning of the trip.

Which one is your favorite look? I am looking forward to your feedback. 

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Travel

travel | Dubai & Abu Dhabi

14. April 2018

ENG: Some time has passed since my last detailed travel report, therefore I would like to share my impressions and experiences from Dubai and Abu Dhabi with you. Right at the start I would like to say that I can of course only include the things we have seen during our time in the Emirates and learned from conversations. Before the trip actually happened, we thought about where we wanted to go for a long time and which of the two Emirates would be the better choice for a relaxed holiday by the beach and also sightseeing trips. Since the opinions of friends and family were quite divided regarding the choice, we decided to split the trip and firstly spend some time in Dubai.
I can say one thing straight away: We liked Dubai better!

DENach längerer Zeit ohne ausführlichen Reisebericht möchte ich heute mit euch meine Eindrücke und Erlebnisse aus Dubai und Abu Dhabi teilen. Vorweg will ich gleich dazu sagen, dass ich mich natürlich nur auf das beziehen kann, was wir vor Ort erlebt und aus Gesprächen erfahren haben. Vor der eigentlichen Reise waren wir lange am überlegen, welches der beiden Emirate die bessere Wahl für einen entspannten Urlaub am Strand aber auch für Ausflüge darstellen würde. Die Meinungen hierzu gehen in unserem Freundes- und Bekanntenkreis weit auseinander, daher haben wir uns entschieden den Aufenthalt zu splitten und zunächst ein paar Tage in Dubai zu verbringen.
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Lifestyle, Weekly Focus

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9. April 2018

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ENGHello from Abu Dhabi, where we are arrived yesterday. After five days in Dubai it now took us to Abu Dhabi. We wanted to get our own impressions of the city, after friends and family had very varying opinions on it. While some prefer Dubai, many are convinced of Abu Dhabi being the more beautiful emirat, so we are very excited for the next couple of days and the direct comparison of the two.
I am getting many messages on Instagram asking if I will be writing a more detailed travel report on our stay in Dubai, and I can definitely say YES! We will definitely put together a blogpost on our stay in the emirates, with all my impressions and tips and recommendations for when you are planning a trip to the United Arab Emirates too. I don’t want to give away too much, but so far we’ve had an amazing time, so stay tuned. ;-)

Favorites of the Week: 

To Do: We are currently in the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi with a direct view of the breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which we want to visit today straight away. The hotel doesn’t only have a beautiful pool area and a great section of the beach, but also their own little wharf, to go on canal trip to the nearby ‘Souk’ (traditional market). Our first impression of the hotel is absolutely positive, but more on this will follow after we are back. :-)
Once we are back in Germany we are immediately off to an event on Thursday in Hamburg, which will be at the H&M Showroom, where the new ‘Conscious Collection’ will be presented. I will take you there via my Instagram Stories of course, and I have also fixated my stories from Dubai on my account. Please feel free to take a look.

Favorite post of the weektrend report | white summer dresses

New In: After I had been out off in Milan, Paris and a number of German cities while looking for the DIOR Tote Bag, I finally found it in Dubai. One last bag was available at ‘The Mall Dubai’ and I just couldn’t resist. The new Edited the Label collection is online too, and I immediately fell in love with this One-Shoulder dress, which is available in brown and orange. In addition to that an oversized blouse in white and a casual pair of jeans landed in my basket. Last but not least and as I have mentioned on Instagram, we have decided to get a Leica camera, since our Canon reflex camera was just too large and heavy for our travels. First impressions? We are so, so happy that we decided to go for the Leica Q, the quality of the pictures, the handling of the camera and the functionality are absolutely positive and has more than convinced us already.

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