Dubai Travel Diary

Hey girls so I finally got round to sorting out my photos to bring you a visual Dubai travel diary post. It’s taken me forever to get this post up and I think I’ve uploaded around 70 photos.  If you girls follow me on instagram you would have seen that Abz and I had an amazing time in Dubai. We absolutely love it out there it’s such a glamorous city with so much to do, just take a look at the photos below to believe it.  We did so much in Dubai but I have selected my best picks for you, along with relevant tips for anyone that’s traveling to Dubai and wants to check out these amazing hot spots…enjoy.


Fortnum & Mason – Afternoon Tea

This is the only Fortnum & Mason outside of Dubai and is definitely worth checking out. Top tip: Get a table on the balcony to get premium views of the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world.

Perfect view of the Burj Khalifa

Doll House Dubai – Manicure & Pedicure

Definitely a must for all Huda Beauty fans. I secretly hoped that I would casually bump into Huda Beauty or Mona Kattan…

Palazzo Versace Hotel – Dinner at Enigma

So on Christmas eve we headed out for dinner at Versace Hotel. Top tip: Go for the short beef ribs on the menu they are delicious and served by the chef.

Burj Al Arab – Dinner at Al Mahara

Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant located in the worlds only 7 star hotel. Top tip: make your reservation in advance and request a table by the aquarium.

Burj Al Arab lobby

Al Mahara bar area

24K gold apple juice

Entrance to Al Mahara with Aquarian as the back drop.

Shakespeare and Co – Brunch

I love this vintage inspired cafe, it’s the perfect pit stop for brunch.

Dubai Mall – Shopping

In between all the restaurants and afternoon teas, I managed to squeeze some time in for shopping. I bought a Roberto Cavalli silk scarf and gold plated Marc Jacob earrings.


Pai Thai – Lunch

Highly recommend Pai Thai located in the Madinat Jumeriah Hotel. We took a short boat ride to the restaurant and enjoyed the beautiful weather and views on the way.


Tresind – Dinner

This is a must for any foodies, it’s a unique dinning experience that fully engages the senses. Our night was filled with live cooking and amazing food.


Emirates Palace – Afternoon tea

Emirates Palace is located in Abu Dhabi which is around an hours drive from Dubai. Top tip: Take a walk outside the palace and see the Etihad towers from the film Furious 7.

24k gold flakes sprinkled on top of the cappuccino.

White – Club

White is one of the hottest clubs in Dubai. Top tip: Make sure you dress to impress as they reject people if you’re not dressed up to scratch.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Place of Worship

This mosque is the 3rd largest mosque in the world, it’s truly breath taking. Top tip: anyone that visits has to wear a hijab, the mosque offers hijabs that you can wear over your clothes before entering the mosque.

Burj Khalifa – New Years Celebration

This is the worlds tallest building  and if you ever get the chance it’s worth seeing the New Years fire work display. We booked a table at Souk Al Bahar and from here got premium views of the Burj Khalifa.


Hope you all enjoyed my Dubai travel diary…

Poonam x



  1. Sonam
    17th January 2017 / 7:09 pm

    This holiday looked amazing!!!!!

  2. 18th January 2017 / 1:21 am

    OMG! I love the Shakespeare inspired cafe! I cannot wait to go to Dubai for that and the boat ride to Pad Thai! I am actually lost for praise words for all those beautiful trip! So glad yoh had such an amazing time!

    • Heel Diaries
      18th January 2017 / 6:42 am

      Thanks Kshama you’ll love it and make sure you go to Pai Thai it’s such a beautiful restaurant and the boat ride is lovely x

  3. karishma
    20th January 2017 / 6:33 am

    Fortnum and Mason looks amazing in Dubai better then the London one!

  4. 11th March 2017 / 10:36 am

    Wow Dubai looks amazing from the view of the Burj Khalifa to those lovely looking cakes at Fortnum & Mason.

    • Heel Diaries
      23rd March 2017 / 4:16 pm

      Yeah it was an amazing holiday we love it out there!

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