United Arab Emirates
Dubai Marina

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39 travelers at this place:

  • Day150

    Dubai - what a craze

    January 26 in the United Arab Emirates

    The megalomania in form of steel, glass and concrete, oversized cars, consume and materialism, cosmetic surgery and entertainment made us feeling out of place - the contrasts to the last 2 months were just too overwhelming.

    A superficiality, rudeness, recklessness, hectic and artificiality leaped out at us in the people's behavior and our host explained us that this is what life in Dubai is about - no place to stay longer-term.

    On the other hand, the spectacular laser show at the Burj Khalifa thrilled us and we could forget those impressions.
    However, the lack of history and culture makes this place still acting as an empty shell. Dubai put up a big front - and we believe that many visitors might better not want to see behind the curtain.

    As Dubai is made for cars only, the cycling was rather annoying and we were quite happy when we left the city behind :)
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  • Day6

    Dubai mall

    March 14, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    Afternoon outing to the mall, its massive, almost too big to navigate, I prefer a smaller mall where you don't need a map to find your bearings.

    People in Dubai, specially the females portrays an image of style & being taken care of; much more than London even. It is clear that there is lots of wealth floating about. I can just sit and watch all the classy outfits. The mall has a huge variety of shops. I was ecstatic to find a french connection; one of my favorite shops. I am slowly transforming my wardrobe from the shorts and vests backpacker look to something a little bit more sophisticated. Roedolf was not impressed with the limited men fashion stores- he was on a jean hunt mission and unsuccessful. He reckons all jeans are made for gays, I think its a combination of he's built and the fact that he is not used to something fitting him properly he's jeans are super old and 4 sizes too big, but he loves it🙈. I enjoyed going with him but still prefer shopping on my own, I am not overly keen on feeling rushed or knowing someone is waiting outside the door bored out of their head!!

    {Issy}
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  • Day6

    Expat living

    March 14, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    We joined Pieter's work team on their regular Tuesday night volleyball league, it was fun and we won all three games. It's great to take part in all the expat activities Dubai offers.

    Barasti next door has ladies night with free flow prosecco till 11pm on Tuesday nights. We moved over there after the game for some shenanigans, we had a great night out dancing in our volleyball kit!

    {Issy}

  • Day3

    Girly time

    March 11, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    Everything I❤!! Started my day with a run on Marina bay, it turned out to be a 10km run as I crossed a few bridges too many, there was a nice breeze and for the first time in months I felt like I am flying. Rushed home a little confused as I did not know how I ended up on the wrong side of the road anyhow enough time to wash my hair and get ready. Oats and berries to refuel and then my other favorite pastime, pampering. We went for mani's and pedi's at Sisters, a wonderful salon with very upmarket facilities, when we arrived we were welcomed with a freshly brewed cappuccino. We picked our colors and we could watch a movie on netflix or just chat.

    Afterwards we strolled through the beach market went for lunch and bought cheesecake at the cheesecake factory for later.

    Then we hopped on the tram to Marina bay mall for some more girly time, the shops are amazing, we had a great time bonding and trying on dresses.

    {Issy}
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  • Day5

    Beach bliss Dubai

    March 13, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    A Complete new experience, a wonderful beach club surrounded by yachts and skyscrapers. A different "idyllic" probably more convenience at your doorstop, its like 400m's from the Devrieses apartment. The world just never seize to entertain. The entrance at the famous Basarati is free, you can enjoy their world class facilities like loungers umbrellas and beach beds. They also have a cool beach bar, obviously we are enjoying a nice cold one to show some gratitude to enjoy this gem in the middle of the buzzing city. Bronzing and reflecting over the past few months, by far the coldest water I swam in the past few months.

    {Issy}
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  • Day6

    Zero gravity

    March 14, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    A day at zero gravity's beach club, this is close to Marina bay. Tuesday is Ladies day, so I get free entrance; a really cool concept, can't believe Bermuda don't have something like this. A pool next to the beach with great loungers and really good facilities. Even cold towels in between to refreshen.
    I walked over at 9.30am to be there when they open to get a nice spot. Roedolf joined a bit later as he met Ben's dad. Enjoyed a relaxing day in the sun.

    {Issy}
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  • Day27

    Guten Rutsch!

    December 31, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    Wir machen uns jetzt gleich auf den Weg zum Burj Khalifa um dort ins neue Jahr zu rutschen. Wir wünschen euch daher jetzt schon einmal einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!!!

  • Day28

    JBR Beach - Beach Day

    January 1 in the United Arab Emirates

    Heute war ein fauler Tag am Strand. :) Wir hoffen ihr seid alle gut ins neue Jahr gestartet.

  • Day4

    Marina

    March 12, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates

    Vinnige draffie op die Marina vanoggend saam 'n paar locals en flashy yachts. Dis baie skoon hier en hulle reken dis die tweede veiligste stad in die wêreld. Die Moslems het defnitief baie gekorformeer hier met die westerse wêreld ek was bang my shorts is te kort om hier te draf. Ek het dit baie geniet.

    {Issy}

You might also know this place by the following names:

Dubai Marina, مرسى دبي, Dubaja Jakthaveno, Marina de Dubái, دبی مارینا, Dubaï Marina, ドバイマリーナ, დუბაი მარინა, Дубай Марина

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