Yes I realise that the film features a trip to Abu Dhabi and was in fact filmed in Morroco but still, I wanted that wow moment when they arrive at the hotel. Whilst our hotel, Le Royal Meridien was amazing and there was a wow moment, it was the wow moment. That came when we visited the Madinat Hotel, part of the Jumeriah brand.
As we pulled up in our taxi for dinner that evening I knew this was the arrival I was looking for. The hotel was the, maybe cliched, vision of Dubai I had in my head. The above photo is taken in the entrance to the hotel a space decorated with water features, plush sofas and traditionally dressed staff and a lot of horses!
|Skirt & Top from Next|
We eventually found our restaurant for the evening, Al Hambra
Al Hambra was a gorgeous and relaxed setting for our evening of Spanish tapas and it felt like we were in our own Spanish villa due to our outside seating area with few others around us. We went for the all you can eat option which gave us an opportunity to try a little of everything and it's safe to say we over ordered, ate too much and some of us drank a little too much sangria.
The staff were fantastic and helped us make our selections and would bring additional plates as we requested and had the right mix of attentiveness whilst leaving us to chat and enjoy our food.
All that was left was to head home and start our tradition of an end of the night life selfie.
I hope you're enjoying these posts from my trip to Dubai and apologise for how long it's taking me but there are A LOT of photos to wade through!