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 šŸ˜‰
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!

ā€œA good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.ā€Lao Tzu

xxo.

 

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