Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Perfect Dubai weekend...

Apologies for the sporadic updates. Numerous client events plus an internal launch have really conspired against me this week. So, the weekend….started brilliantly and continued that way! First stop straight from work on Thursday: Meydan. You may remember that I visited it a few weeks ago whilst the builders were in..this time was swish corporate hospitality all the way. Fabulous is probably the best word to describe the whole experience…from start to finish. From the moment you arrive and are greeted, and escorted to the gorgeous terrace, to the moment you leave, it’s all about quality. The terrace (naturally) looks out onto the stunning course, so we ensconced ourselves onto a comfy white leather sofa, availed ourselves of the free flowing Taittinger and sumptuous food, and settled down for a catch-up, interspersed with gossip. A balmy evening, a warm breeze, a band, you really couldn’t get much better than that. A real: ‘this is why I live in Dubai moment.

Despite a sore head on Friday morning I dragged my sorry self to the pool and caught up with J. He’s given up pretending that he doesn’t love celebrity magazines and actually wrestles them off me now. Then it was spa, followed by a evening in Souk Al Bahar. Much fun.

Saturday was all about house hunting. I’m not due a move just yet but there’s been a recent plethora of new properties in the downtown area and my inherent nosiness meant I’ve been dying to see them for some time. Also a good friend of mine is looking so it was a good opportunity to scout round them. If you’re interested: The Lofts are gorgeous. Similar to other Emaar properties in terms of finish, but the one main difference? The view. Right across to Jumeirah, the sea, the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah beach Hotel, and even the marina. Divine…..

Sun-downers and dinner and goodbye to the weekend. Perfect. FYI: it’s warming up nicely during the daytime. Beach club next weekend, for sure.

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