Dubai after sunset

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The silhouette of Downtown Dubai as the sun sets.

My best memories from Dubai are for sure those that happened after sunset (sunset in Dubai in November happens at 17:30). Simply because I love twinkling skyscrapers, enchanting views, cool design and amazing food. Taxi cost hardly nothing in Dubai so from our basic and very affordable and comfy hotel Akas Inn in Al Barsha, we threw ourself in to taxis many times a day. Neon passing as we were constantly on our way down Sheikh Zayed road.

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Having our first, cheapest and one of the best meals in “Al Mallah” in the less fancy street called Al Dhiyafa or 2nd December street (two names for the same street).

Two nights we met up with a Danish girl living in Dubai that I got to know through WordPress. We have been following eachothers blogs for a while now and I am really glad we decided to meet in real. Sanne is such a lovely person – sincere, smart and versatile. Under alisa Mitzie Mee, Sanne´s lifestyle blog mainly focus on food but also other topics that occurs in her daily life. Our first “date” was a dinner at the lovely Aquara restaurant in the Dubai Marina. We enjoyed a great buffet, including free flowing cocktails and a magic view. Our evening ended at the tranquil bar “Arabian Courtyards” at hotel One&Only Royal Mirage.

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Dubai Marina by night is nothing but stunning.

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Fancy dinner at Aquara, part of Dubai Marina Yacht Club, with Sanne.

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The dessert buffet at Aquara honestly was one of the best I ever had.

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Chilling out at “Arabian Courtyards” at hotel One & Only Royal Mirage.

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Dubai metro by night.

Me and Louise literally ate ourself around the globe in Dubai. Everywhere we went the food was amazing. We had Lebanese, Pars (Iranian), Italian, American, Chinese, Japanese, South African and two international buffets. Most of the times we ate in very affordable but excellent restaurants in the malls or in the hotels. Each of the large hotels has several restaurants, bars and nightclubs. To have a drink with your meal the hotels are the only option. In other places there are only non alcoholic bevarages served.

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Iranian mezes just waiting to be eaten @ Pars, Mall of the Emirates.

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The best and the biggest sallads are found at “Cheesecake Factory”. I loved my Santa Fee special. Yummy!

We spent one full day downtown Dubai to discover Burj Khalifa, that I wrote about in my last post, and the Dubai mall. That night we ended the evening on the 64th floor in the fancy hotel bar “Neos” in hotel The Address downtown. We had a table right by the window and an enchanting view.

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Burj Khalifa shimmers in the dark.

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Having a cocktail with A VIEW at Neos in hotel “The Address downtown” was a highlight for sure.

I absolutely loved the area Madinat that consists of two large luxurious hotels and a bazaar. The whole area is built up with water channels and restaurant promenades. The enviroment is so beautiful and we spent a whole evening there. We felt like queens in the adorable hotel lobbies and the lights and the fabulous architecture of this place was just magic – from the sunset cocktail at Bahribar and the Italian dinner in Toscana to the Shisha at Barzar.

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Too beautiful to be truth – “Bahri bar” at hotel Mina A´Salam – Madinat.

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Madinat is an enchanting place by night.

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The lobbies in the fancy Dubai hotels was a delight just to be in.

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Thousand and One Nights feel in whole of Madinat.

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Italian at “Toscana” in Madinat.

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The lobby at “Al Qasr” in Madinat.

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Lit up palm trees.

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Shisha time in Barzar – Madinat.

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Life is good.

It was once more time to meet up with Sanne for the weekly Tuesday Ladies Night. After taking a peak at her and her husbands place in Dubai Marina we started our night at a club called XL and finished with dancing at a club called “Boudoir”, the latter situated in the “Jumeirah Beach Resort”. We had such a fun evening 😀

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Twinkling Dubai Marina seen from Sannes beautiful apartment.

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African on the menu at “Tribes”, in the Mall of the Emirates.

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Club XL at hotel Habtoor Grand Beach Resort.

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Sparkling wine free for ladies all night long on Tuesdays in Dubai 😉

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Me, Louise & Sanne having a blast.

And here are some more beautiful lounges and bars that we were lucky to discovered during our trip. I spent quite some time on the great link Platinum list to find out about Dubai nightlife. As a result I think we got to discover a whole lot of cool places 😀

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Another beauty – Nasimi beach by night with Dubai marina skyline in the distance.

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Romantic at “Shades” in hotel “The Address Dubai Marina”.

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Salsa night at “Blends” in hotel “The Address Dubai Marina”.

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Posing at “The Story Rooftop lounge”.

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The Holiday Inn, next door to where our hotel was located, hosted the Thursday club “Analog Room”, an excellent Berlin style deep house club with a relaxed dresscode and energetic vibe. Loved it!

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The DJ 🙂 One of three.

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The magic view from “Uptown” at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

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The Burj Al Arab has never been as beautiful as from the “Uptown” at Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

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A last cocktail with a view with my excellent travel companion and friend Louise 🙂 Until next time!

About Jenny Trozell

Swedish girl with a passion for travelling, Latin dance and meeting new interesting and fun people :-)

Posted on December 4, 2013, in United Arab Emirates and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. What a good life You two have,, and such a nice pictures I see.
    I´m not envious, oh know!
    Love
    Ingemar

  2. Wonderful pics! Very nice to meet you:)

  3. Great post to read. Would love to see more ladies nights blog posts. Maybe interested in guest blogging at our website http://www.bestladiesnight.ae? Let me know! 🙂

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