Dancing in the Desert in Dubai

One of my favourite activities we did in Dubai was the desert safari. Not because I enjoyed the dune bashing (we didn’t and made our poor driver crawl along compared to the other jeeps due to us feeling sick) but because I have always wanted to goto the desert.

We were picked up from our hotel at 3pm by our driver and driven to the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve which was just over an hour away. When we got there we had to stop for a few minutes so they could let some air out of the tires so we could drive safely on the sand. I have never been to a desert before and it was everything I was dreaming of and more. It was just so…vast. Empty, peaceful and beautiful. Even though we had only driven for an hour, it felt like we were a million miles away from the malls and skyscrapers….

Fairmont the Palm Hotel, Dubai

A few weeks ago we flew out to Dubai and had the pleasure of staying at Fairmont The Palm hotel which is, as the name suggest, on the Palm. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left it was a fantastic experience. We had such an exciting and busy schedule whilst we were there that we didn’t have as much spare time as I would have liked to relax at such a beautiful hotel but we still enjoyed it nonetheless.

Our flights landed super late so by the time we arrived at the hotel it was around 3am and we were exhausted….

Olympos Lodge Hotel, Antalya

Olympos Lodge Hotel is a little piece of paradise located in Çıralı, Antalya on one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. After spending a few days in the busy resort of Kalkan, it was magical to drive down the winding mountain to find a little oasis hidden under pine trees and palm trees. Set in 3.4 acres of gardens it’s a place where nature and man exist in harmony, with great hospitality and delicious food. It’s certainly not a destination for party animals but it’s absolutely perfect for those looking to switch off and enjoy peace and quiet in a luxurious hotel that blends seamlessly into nature…