scrapbook: dubai travel diary

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Late last year, I travelled to Dubai, U.A.E during the Formula One weekend race being held in Abu Dhabi! If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen a quick snapshot of my trip… here’s what you didn’t!

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I had an amazing time with friends and had the luxury of meeting some new ones along the way. Dubai is an amazing city with a very distinct personality and style, yet so vast and interesting that you have the luxury of experiencing other cultures while there. It’s almost like a much more refined and exotic Vegas, there is so much to see, do and experience – one trip is never enough.

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Spending time in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi provided me with different views of the UAE. Having travelled predominantly in North America, I actually relished the fact that I was a real foreign traveller and was able to fully emerge within the culture and truly experience a place outside of everything I know and am used to!

I travelled quite a bit in 2014 for both business and pleasure and pray that 2015 brings me the same, if not better experiences! I’m also trying to work on a Dubai vlog, which will be posted on my YouTube channel – I’m such a newb when it comes to editing so your patience is appreciated!

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On the 125th floor of the Burj Khalifa. I literally felt on top of the world .. I kinda was actually 😉
top: topshop | pants: bcbg | earrings: h&m | watch: michael kors | ring: h&m

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A quick snap shot before dinner…
dress: macy’s | earrings: h&m | necklace: juicy couture | rings: h&m | purse: zara | pumps: aldo

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Having drinks at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (Highly recommend!). They have a bumpin’ happy hour and you get to meet travellers from all over the world, while you jam to oldies – damn good time!

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Abu dhabi for race day! One of the best F1 races I’ve ever watched! Click here for highlights and edits!

IMG_8619LOL, you can’t tell but I’m super excited at this very moment!
tank: forever 21 | pants: gojane | sunglasses: ray-ban | rings: h&m | watch: michael kors

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Wondering what in the hell to pack for a trip to Dubai or the Middle East in general? Check out my shopping picks down below!

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”Lao Tzu

xxo.

 

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