My flatmates family landed into Dubai yesterday and today was spent seeing the sights.
We started off with breakfast at Lime Tree Café, the one off jumeirah road. Because, balcony seating –hello!!!! so nice. I have been here 3 years and its still one of my all time favorite places.
After our breakfast we took a walk along kite beach. It really is a pretty stretch of land and it’s one of Dubai’s gems. The sea shells are crazy lots and very pretty, as well as the Burj al Arab that is in the distance !
(I didn’t take any pictures of this part of the day – shame on me.)
Next was finding the spice souk.
The hardest thing about this was finding parking ! But we finally did and our souk adventuring could begin.
The souk is in Bur Dubai area and just off the Dubai Creek. This is the view of the creek from our parking garage.
and the souk!
We found lots of spices and trinkets and cats.
The people selling their items can be a bit pushy, which I don’t like. My yearly visit is enough (at least until someone else visits Dubai and I take them here).
After our bartering and buying of items, we paid the 1 dirham fare (about 30 US cents) to cross the creek in an abra.
I think it’s so fun. And a great view of the creek.
There’s another souk on the other side, not as big and in my opinion not as cool. But we just walked through it to get to Creekside Cafe.
(There was another restaurant just by the abra water taxi parking that we waited to be seated at. It has a great view of the water activity– but it was so busy and after waiting 10 minutes to even be looked at we left)
I have followed Creekside Café on Instagram and had been wanting to check it out for a while. So glad this worked out today!
We ended our day just up the creek, and up the classy scale a few notches, at Dubai Golf & Yacht Club. It has a gorgeous view of the creek, the downtown skyline, and was perfect for the sun set.
First sangria and tapas at Casa De Tapas, and then we had a drink at the rooftop lounge , Cielo, to finish off the sunset. So amazing.
Good night Dubai .