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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

miss b loves ........winter sunshine in Dubai



Winter is one of my favourite  times of the year to visit Dubai - perfect weather and the restaurant terraces and outdoor bars are all open (in the summer months it's often just too hot to enjoy a meal or drink outside.) 


Jetty Lounge 

Waking up on the 27th December to blue skies was a real treat especially after the constant rain in the UK. It was the perfect temperature for a stroll around Dubai Marina admiring the yachts and futuristic skyscrapers.....





.......and we couldn't resist the mince pies at Costa (sitting in the sun, of course!)




There were festive touches everywhere in Dubai......a giant Christmas tree in the Wafi Mall....






I especially liked these minimalist trees with shoes as decorations in Level Shoe District, Dubai Mall



In Paul café you could even buy a traditional Galette des Rois.......




There's always something magical about Dubai as dusk falls and the lights are switched on (even more so at this time of year)..............


Burj Al Arab 


The clever architectural lighting really enhances the skyline....


Dubai Marina

Grosvenor House Hotel towers


Emirates Towers


The Address Hotel, Downtown Dubai 

The Burj Khalifa always looks stunning day or night........


Walking from Al Ghubaiba metro station to the Creek we passed under these 'sails' which changed from one vibrant colour to another.........




Of course no trip to Dubai would be complete without a little shopping trip.......... 


and when I heard that Victoria's Secret had just opened...... I just had to pay it a visit........





I was looking forward to the new Vogue Café which was due to open by the end of the year in Level Shoe District......disappointing that it was not ready (but on my list for next time!)




On New Year's Eve we headed to Jumeirah Beach for the countdown and the sky suddenly lit up with the most amazing fireworks from the hotels ......

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and we could just about make out the Burj Khalifa fireworks in the distance.


We arrived back home on the 5th January to a huge pile of post including these two cute New Year cards from France............






  

.....and I would like to wish you all a very happy 2013 too!
 

68 comments:

  1. Just looking at your amazing photos makes me want to go to Dubai again soon!! Happy New Year:)
    ~Anne

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  2. You must really enjoy Dubai. It is a beautiful and grand City. rest pictures. Happy New Year!

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  3. Lovely pictures!
    I like traveling in winter to warm places...I must addmit that I envy you... I am going to Kopenhagen in march, and as much Kopenhagen is lovely I would much rather go to, for instance, Egypt in march... Ilina

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  4. Great photos - I am adding Dubai to my bucket list!! xoxoxo

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  5. Amazing, I can't wait to go! Love these pictures xx

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  6. It looks like a stunning trip! I have not been to Dubai yet but look forward to it. Your pictures are gorgeous.
    Jennifer

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  7. Last year I was playing with the idea of visiting Dubai then I forgot about it but now my interest has been renewed! These photos are so impressive. I would love to experience this place. And they have galette des rois! One of my favourite desserts which unfortunately only comes around once a year.

    LUXESSED

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  8. miss b, happy 2013 doll! i missed you! i knew nothing about Dubai until i started following your blog. it is so gorgeous. one of my mom's co-workers is going there (it will be her first time). the architecture is brilliant. Dubai looks like it has plenty room to grow too. companies love it! i don't hear about people from the States going a lot. it's like a hidden treasure still. what's the travel time from london to dubai? i need to pull out a map! hahaha so glad you had an awesome time and THANK YOU for sharing these pics with me and others. otherwise i wouldn't be able to see. you made my day with your comments! i get very bored with covering the same topics all the time so my blog is all over the place with things. i'm so glad you enjoy reading it. i love readers like you that are sincere. that's what makes me feel good miss b. again, happy new year and may it bring you the best of everything your heart desires. ((hug))
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    1. Thanks, Kim. It takes about seven hours to fly from London to Dubai. We flew from Manchester and it took just over seven hours(seven hours and ten minutes!)

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  9. OMG this trip was gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am soooo happy you found me :) Looking forward to see your future adventures!

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  10. As always, great pictures! Thanks for sharing your travels with us. I must visit this beautiful city. I love how you portrayed the city in the winter...my favorite time of year with the crisp, cool air. ;) Have a great day.

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  11. Dubai is such an amazibg city! Fabulous photos!
    Happy New Year dear!

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  12. Dubai has always been a destination I'd love to visit! Some people have said that it is too artificial but it still really attracts me! Great way to start 2013! Happy New Year xx

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  13. Dubai is such a beautiful place, especially at night all lit up. The giant Christmas tree is magical, and those mince pies look so yummy. Some people don't care for mince much, but it is a treat for me. I love the giant crown in the window. I have a thing for crowns, you know? It's always nice to come over here and see all your wonderful adventures. I hope that the new year is treating you kind.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  14. what a wonderful trip!! I'm sure you soaked up all that sun to keep you warm during those cold winters. I have a good friend who just moved from London to LA and can't believe the weather....so happy. Happy 2013

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  15. Dubai looks gorgeous! Definitely on my must visit list! Have a happy new year :)

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  16. a coffee full of love you have there.. I've never been to Dubai (yet).. seems like a nice place for holiday!

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  17. It is a magical place and lucky you to get a little sunshine!! It's 32 degrees, here .. with snow likely. My girlfriend moved to Dubai (her husband works for the airforce) and she loves it. Such a glamorous place and the shopping and food looks amazing. You have everything you need for the perfect getaway!

    xxleslie

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  18. What a wonderful journey! Must be a bit strange having mince pies while practically melting in the sun. :) Thank you for sharing the photos - I've never been there and never really saw enough pictures either, so loved this little visual trip. x

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  19. wow, Dubai looks sooo gorgeous! i've never been but now i really would love to visit! i love seeing all of your travel photos.
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  20. I didn't realize there was so much water there - beautiful!
    Stacy

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  21. I've never been in Dubai! I would love to and now I'm eager to go after seeing all your pics! Can't wait to see more beautiful photos of your trips in 2013!

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  22. Welcome back Miss B : ) I enjoyed your Dubai photos very much, those fireworks look wonderful. I would love to go back to Dubai for a New Year celebration : ) And you received lovely cards from France. Will you share your Dubai shopping with us ; ) I wish you a great 2013 with many memorable trips, maybe you come to Italy too and we meet : )

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    1. My favourite purchase was a gorgeous bottle of Amouage Honour perfume. I hope there will be more travelling in 2013 and who knows, maybe Italy sometime and what a lovely suggestion to meet!

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  23. Hello Darling!
    I've never been to Dubaï but it reminds me of Miami, which I have just visited again during the Christmas holidays. I'll post some pictures of my trip very soon.
    Happy New Year!
    Catherine xoxo

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  24. Looks nice!

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  25. Dubai is such a vibrant city, there are so many things to do but every time I go there is always something new to discover!


    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hi I just found your blog and I am so glad I did!
    Your blog is so amazing and I love this post! These are such amazing photos and i cannot wait to read your next post :)
    I just followed your blog and would appreciate if you could do the same back!
    have a great day!

    The Green Raybans
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  27. Thank you for following. I shall certainly pop over and take a look at your blog as soon as I get a moment!

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  28. I really want to go somewhere totally different from everything I have seen but my husband is this no 1. Europe fan. It´s difficult to get him out of the continent. I think I´ll have to turn to friends soon. Great pictures and a happy 2013!

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  29. Dubai is a wonderful city !!
    i'd love to go there one day
    great pictures

    xoxo

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  30. Gorgeous photos!! Thanks for sharing them with us :)

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  31. Love the photos you really managed to capture the essence and culture of the country. I also loved my visit there.

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  32. Sitting in the sun (on that yacht) would be a great idea right now! What a great trip and I always love that your posts are a little tour! I know I'm late as well, but Happy New Year to you too dear!

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  33. I'm craving the sun just now, January in Blighty is so bleak.

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  34. WOW, I've never been to Dubai but these photos make me wish I could leave tonight to spend a week there!! How lovely the water photos are with the buildings all alight. Sounds like a positively delightful getaway! Thanks for sharing your photos ... at least we could go there in our fantasies ;) Thanks for stopping by this week, sweet. Always love it (and loved hearing what inspires you!) xox ~S

    SANDY M Illustration
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  35. Merci de tes visites en 2012 .
    Belle année 2013.

    Amicalement,

    manon

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  36. This is so cool, I wish i could be in Dubai, under the sun, with no worries about the weather, cold, snow etc. Lucky Dubai people...
    Sending love and peace.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  37. Wonderful photos! I so want to visit Dubai! On my list:)
    Thanks for sharing! xo Caroline

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  38. Wow - I would love to see that twisty building - very cool

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  39. AMAZING!!!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  40. Great way to start the year! Enjoy :-)
    xoxo
    Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)

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  41. Looks gorgeous - very jealous of you in the sunshine!!

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  42. This is a great post. I didn't know much about Dubai so it is really interesting to see these wonderful pictures.

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  43. It must be an amazing city! I want to visit it too! Great photos! Happy 2013 to you as well! Kisses! xo

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  44. Oh my, B, these photos are simply stunning! They make me want to jump on a plane, and go visit Dubai immediately :) It looks so breathtaking!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  45. What glorious images captured! It looks like you had an amazing time! Now, I'd like to spend more time there and shop. Enjoy your week! xx/Madison

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  46. i would love to visit dubai someday. i have never seen a photo of that twisted building, it's wonderful!

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  47. Looks like an elegant city, love the style of the Jetty Lounge. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment, I appreciate it!

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  48. wow everything is so beautiful <3 lucky you!!

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  49. My family just got back from Dubai and they said it was beautiful! Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog! I'm following you back:)!

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    1. Thank you for deciding to follow!

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  50. How amazing, I have yet to travel there, my Uncle always stops there on his way from Australia to the States.
    Wonderful!
    xo Karolyn
    The Relished Roost

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  51. How beautiful the city looks at night! Cant remember the last time I was in Dubai....it looks so different. Love the jetty lounge

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  52. It looks like the most gorgeous place! I'm starting to be convinced that January is the time to travel. I loved going away this year and hopefully can do it again next, maybe someplace warmer than london like you did!

    xo Mary Jo

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  53. My dear, what a lovely space you have here! And how beautiful these images! Truly a place worth visiting. Thank you for all your kindness! You are very sweet! Millions of kisses, Marie :)

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    1. So pleased you like my blog and I see that you are my new follower - thank you so much!

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  54. It's so different from here - we haven't had sunshine for days!!

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  55. Every time you write about Dubai, my level of wanderlust goes up by about a million... the photos are just beyond gorgeous, it really makes me want to see everything for myself. I have to hold back from opening a new browser window to look for hotels right now!
    xox,
    Cee

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  56. Wow. I'm craving to travel now. Might have to settle for a warm cup of something yummy instead. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, commenting + following. I so appreciate it. Have an amazing week + weekend.

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  57. Lovely pics :-)
    www.ubetterwork.blogspot.com

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  58. So happy to see you're having a fabulous time in Dubai. :) You've seen a lot of places at the best time of the year. Happy exploring. :)

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  59. I've never been to Dubai, but these pics make me want to go! Thanks for sharing. The place looks absolutely beautiful and I am glad you are having a great time :) xo

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  60. I used to think Dubai was definitely not my thing but now, after seeing a couple of super cool posts about that city I'm pretty fascinated. I'm not sure if I will visit some day because my fiance doesn't probably like it but I did enjoy your post A LOT.. and would love to visit a VS shop, hehe.

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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