Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Dubai 2015: part two


TOP: Seduce  |  EAR CUFF: Fiel Sol  |  ON NAILS: Face of Australia in Beauty Queen

Mouth-watering colours at the spice market

Dubai's old town (the original coral stone was all rendered over during its restoration)

Picking up some local shoe flavour


DRESS: Suboo (similar HERE and HERE)  |  SNEAKERS: Superga  |  
HAT: Richard Anderson (similar HERE and HERE)


SLIDES: River Island (similar HERE)

Delightful hotel room towel swan

There is an enormous aquarium inside Dubai Mall and it's incredible!


So I visited Dubai's Old Town, which unfortunately isn't all that "old" anymore; it's virtually deserted and consists of a few rendered buildings, with one or two patches revealing the original coral stone (which is thousands of years old, so I'll admit that that is rather impressive!). I then swung by the famous spice market, which was sadly also pretty quiet (I unfortunately visited the city during the EID Festival, which follows the Ramadan month of fasting/avoidance of anything considered celebratory). Although I did manage to find an open store selling beautiful bejewelled flats and snapped up a cute pair in pale pink silk. Hopefully they don't become one of those impulse holiday purchases that suddenly seem ridiculous once you try to fit them into your real-life closet!
I also checked out Dubai Mall, which I was admittedly VERY excited about. Um, there is a giant aquarium inside the mall! Full of sharks and stingrays! I actually really enjoy immersing myself in generic areas like malls and supermarkets when I am overseas, as it allows me to get an idea of what the locals are like, the trends that are popular and, best of all, which crazy foods and products are for sale! I noted that elaborate, coloured eye make-up products took up great deal of retail space and I became obsessed with the flawless, matte skin sported by the Emirati women, despite the overwhelming heat. I've since discovered that there is a specific make-up primer and a certain setting spray that are hugely popular in the U.A.E. and I am going nuts trying to find out which brands they are (please Comment below if you know)!
I have one more Dubai post to come after this, so check back soon and please feel free to Comment if you have any questions about my experience there!

April xx

28 comments:

  1. Great pics and you look so beautiful!
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  2. Wow that place is one of my favorite! You look more than stunning in blue! I love the all pictures! So inspiring!
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  3. Great pictures, I really want to go to Dubai!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  4. Beautiful place.
    Have a nice day :)

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  5. Loving these shots!
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  6. Wow the spice maket is AMAZING.

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  7. Beautiful photos! I wish to visit Dubai one day! <3

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  8. You look great girl! Love the chic and simple outfit in blue. Glad you had fun at Dubai.

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  9. Really wonderful pictures dear! Would love to visit Dubai one day! Totally love the shoes from local store! Such a great memory! :)
    Simimaus

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  10. Gorgeous photos! Dubai looks amazing. I love the colors in the spice market! Your blue dress is so sweet!

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  11. Lovely pictures! I'd really love to visit Dubai one day :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  12. Nice photos :) Kiss kiss from France,Sand.

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  13. looks like you enjoy a lot.. nice pictures.. you are looking beautiful

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  14. I've never been to Dubai but my cousin was there recently and said he was pretty underwhelmed with the old city. It's a shame its all been rendered over.

    Sxx
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  15. Oh wow, such incredible views! I love the colour in all of your Dubai captures and your embellished River Island sliders are so perfect. Also, you have SUCH gorgeous skin - you lucky thing!

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    1. Thank you so much! If you're interested, I have a post about my skincare routine here:
      http://aprilrosepengilly.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/beauty-note.html
      April xx

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  16. I've never been to Dubai but my ex-boss is currently working there and he said it's HOT! I love the picture of the colourful spices, how gorgeous is that?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  17. Hello again gorgeous! I wish a nice day!
    xx
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  18. Dubai must be so impressing and I thank you for sharing these stunning pictures.
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  19. Loving this Part 2 photo diary! Dubai looks amazing!

    Tina
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  20. Wow, amazing photos! I've never been here but I'd love to visit someday. Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. Hello lovely, wow! amazing pictures, I really love the gigantic aquarium!! Amazing, thanks for sharing.xx
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  22. Great photos! Love Dubai!

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  23. great shots! enjoy lovely!
    xMC
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  24. I'm so jealous you wen't to Dubai! The pictures look great - thx for sharing travel photos - it makes me feel like i'm there :)

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