I’ve been wanting to spend a weekend in Dubai since my first trip in September. The races leading up to the Dubai World Cup gave me the perfect excuse. We went to the races on Thursday evening and then enjoyed a wonderful Spanish brunch at Salero in Kempenski Hotel at Mall of the Emirates. Then we walked it off at Global Village.
A day at the races…
Beautiful entrance to Meydan Racecourse
Horses entering the parade ring before the race
Brunch at Salero…
Salero at Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates
Abu Dhabi City
January 23, 2016
Today, I travelled to Dubai for the first ever meet-up of the Facebook community BALA, Black Americans Living Abroad. We met at Tribes restaurant at The Mall of the Emirates. It was a wonderful afternoon of good food, good people, and good vibes. I was reminded of how important it is to connect with like minded people; sojourners who are traveling the same path.
Wishing you many opportunities to connect with your tribe,
The food was delicious!
Appetizer, grilled calamari
Entree, butter fish
A few of the awesome people I met…
Imagine my delight when I discovered this Twinings Tea Shop beside the famous waterfall in Dubai Mall! It is a veritable temple of tea and we just had to stop and pay homage!
Ordering is no small feat!
Cause true tea affectionados abhor sugar packets
Tea for two
Best. Scones. Ever.
I had a chance to pop over to Dubai during this Eid break. We planned to do the city tour but didn’t get further than Ibn Battuta Mall and Dubai Mall. However, we had a wonderful time and I can’t wait to go back!
On our way to Dubai!
Approaching Ibn Battuta Mall
At Ibn Battuta Mall
Map of the travels of Ibn Battuta
Riding the train to do Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa
Aquarium at Dubai Mall
Waterfall at Dubai Mall
Burj Khalifa...my favorite building