Day 4 – Dubai
For our fourth day in Dubai we decided to spend the day at the beach. The weather was amazing that day. Therefore, we just wanted to relax, soak up the sun, walk along the beach and swim in the sea. And that’s exactly what we did.
In the afternoon we decided spontaneously to visit the famous “Atlantis” hotel. I think everyone knows the sand palm in the sea, which was artificially made for mainly hotels. Atlantis is the huge five-star hotel at the very end of the palm tree. It is one of the most iconic hotels in the world, I would claim, and incredibly famous in Dubai.
We took public transportation to the Atlantis hotel, which wasn’t the smartest idea. We should have just taken a taxi to be honest. Whatever, we made it. The hotel looked stunning from the outside. We walked along the sea promenade and to a viewpoint, where we could see the skyline of Dubai Marina. We even saw the most amazing sunset that day. We actually planned to see the sunset at Burj Al Arab, but the whole journey to Atlantis took us longer than expected.
Nevertheless, we still took the taxi to a public beach near Burj al Arab. It was already quite dark, but still very nice. If you do not know, which would be shocking, the Burj al Arab is a 7-star luxury hotel. Probably the most iconic, expensive and luxurious hotel in the world. The shape of the hotel should remind of a sail. Just the entire exterior and I am sure the interior even more, is breath taking. The beach was quite nice, but there were so many constructions going on, which ruined the view a little bit. But at that point of time, we didn’t know what we would still going to experience in that night.
It was definitely a day of visiting amazing hotels. For dinner, I booked a table at a restaurant called Paithai. The restaurant is located inside Jumeirah Madinat. Having lunch, afternoon tea or dinner is probably the best way to experience a hotel without staying overnight and paying an incredible amount of money. And I would have never expected that this would be such a good idea. But it was the most amazing night for us during our stay in Dubai.
From the moment we arrived at the entrance of Jumeirah Madinat, we were amazed. The doormen opened our car door and greeted us so kindly. There uniform, their smile, how they spoke to us, WOW! What a service. Then we made our way through the lobby down to the water, where a boat picked us up. Yes, you heard right! A boat picked us up to bring us to the restaurant. It was magical.
When we arrived at the restaurant we decided to sit outside. That was the best way to experience the whole atmosphere. We ordered a Mango-Shrimp Salad, Pad Thai and green curry. The food was really delicious and authentic. Except the lower spice level, I felt like I am back in Thailand. For the entire experience, the atmosphere, the food and the amazing service the price was absolutely worth it. Highly recommended!
After dinner we headed back with the little boat. Form there we decided to have a little night walk through the outside area of Jumeirah Madinat. I really couldn’t believe how beautiful this hotel is and how big! We walked and walked and couldn’t find an end. Actually, Jumeirah combined a couple of hotels in the same. Therefore, we didn’t only see Jumeirah Madinat, but also Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’ Salam, Jumeirah Al Naseem and the Jumeirah Beach hotel, which is shaped like a wave.
We had the whole beach on our own with the most amazing view of Burj Al Arab. We couldn’t believe it. A perfect night and an amazing memory!