DUBAI

Atlantis Hotel The Palm

Atlantis Hotel The Palm

So here we are at the so called “quiet” time of the horse racing industry.   What happens in June and July when Group 1 racing is done and dusted for the year?  Here’s what happens, it’s all cylinders go as usual!  Horses are still in work and the Spring superstars are about to hit the scene.  As for trainers and their families this is what we get up to.

During winter is really our only and ideal time to have a break.  Tracks are wet and we don’t have a high number of horses running each week so it’s the perfect time to get away with the family.  This year we are having a European summer with a stop over in Dubai on the way.

Dubai is a cosmopolitan oasis filled with futuristic skyscrapers that tower over the Arabian Desert.  It is the home of the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa,  only seven star hotel Burj al Arab, the largest artificial island The Palm and Meydan the home of the world’s richest horse race to name a few.

Our stopover happened to coincide with the beginning of Ramadan. Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and religious devotion. They fast during daylight and break their fast with communal meals organised at homes or out at restaurants.  My family and I had the privilege to experience an Iftar with the locals.

With amazing views and a lavish spread of the finest food, Asateer at the Atlantis The Palm was truly a special way of observing the Holy Month. The Palm’s pop up Majlis looks onto the Arabian Gulf while within it’s opulent interior you will find a feast of dishes from around the world.  Whether you go for classic lamb ouzo or a lobster tagine you’re sure to leave satisfied!

These are some of my favourite things to do in Dubai.

 

Aquapark Atlantis Hotel

Aquapark Atlantis Hotel

 

Aquapark Atlantis Hotel

Aquapark Atlantis Hotel

 

Spice Souk Dubai

Spice Souk Dubai

 

Gold Souk Dubai

Gold Souk Dubai

 

Cinnabon

Cinnabon

 

Cinnabon Scroll my favourite treat

Cinnabon Scroll my favourite treat

 

Asateer, The Palm

Asateer, The Palm

 

Asateer, The Palm

Asateer, The Palm

 

Asateer Buffet

Asateer Buffet

 

Asateer Buffet

Asateer Buffet

 

Dessert Buffet

Dessert Buffet

 

Dessert Buffet

Dessert Buffet

 

Dune Surfing in the Desert

Dune Surfing in the Desert

 

Dune Surfing

Dune Surfing in the Desert

 

Dune Surfing in the Desert

Dune Surfing in the Desert

 

Fashion Lane Dubai Mall

Fashion Lane Dubai Mall

 

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Fashion Lane Dubai Mall

 

Fashion Lane Dubai Mall

Fashion Lane Dubai Mall

 

Meydan Racecourse

Meydan Racecourse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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