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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

miss b loves....... a very pink Dubai!

We've just returned from a week in the sun ... and Dubai was certainly looking very pink this October! Breast Cancer Awarenesss Month is in full swing over there and several hotels were illuminated in pink to raise awareness for the campaign, including the iconic Burj Al Arab....

The Jumeirah Beach Hotel looked stunning in vibrant hot pink too! We stayed here during our first visit to Dubai way back in 1996! The Jumeirah Group is not only turning its hotels pink but is organising a host of special activities both in Dubai and globally too. 

Across the city the number of companies and individuals getting involved is so impressive with a wide range of fundraising events advertised in Time Out Dubai magazine ........ from spa treatments to sponsored walks ....... 

I even spotted an advert for a pink bungee jump in the local 7DAYS newspaper but I would definitely prefer to do the sponsoring than the jumping!

You will remember from my guest post here that this is a city where there's no shortage of sweet treats and many coffee shops and cafés are taking the opportunity to raise vital funds for cancer charities in October with pink afternoon teas and delicious desserts....

'So Pink' Dessert buffet at Galéries Lafayette

Bloomsbury's cupcakes are always so eye-catching with their intricate decorations...

Hey Sugar Bakeshop is donating a very generous 50% of the sales of their special cupcakes to charity  .......

....and of course I don't need an excuse to buy cupcakes from one of my favourite places ......I was more than happy to support the cause!

The well-known French fashion brand Promod was just one of the stores showing their commitment to the campaign and has organised events across their stores in Dubai. The company has previously sponsored a number of fundraising activities in the Middle East. 


I like to support stores like Promod who get involved with worthwhile causes, so here's a peek at my purchase ........ a cosy, fluffy jumper to take back to a chilly UK! 

Pink ribbons were distributed to customers....

and finally ...... Friday the 25th October 2013 is 'Wear it Pink' day in the UK. It's so easy to get involved by simply wearing something pink at home, school or at work and donating £2 to help fund breast cancer research. In the last ten years more than £23 million pounds have been raised. To find out more about making the day fun, click here


  1. Wonderful! I think it's great that so many are getting involved, as it's such an important cause to support and reaise awareness. I also love it when companies get involved. Welcome back dear. xx/Madison

  2. Great cause!!! nice post!!!
    Have a nice day! and my g+ for you!!!.)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  3. The cause is great indeed. Nice pictures and the fluffy sweater is a great choice! I'll definitely wear something pink on 25th of Oct!

    Sun and Sany

  4. I love all the ways its incorporated. That hotel looks lovely lit up.

  5. Dubai! Looks lovely! I am not from UK, but I will wear something pink too :)

  6. Wonderful post,really good!
    Such a very big honor for all people.
    Thank you for this post,dear friend:)
    Beautiful images from the real life!

    I am happy for you, your time was a big pleasure:)))
    Sending you Autumn hugs,

  7. I love that they turned the hotel pink! Very cool :)

  8. Great post. It's definitely very pink in Dubai at this time of year. It's fascinating how Breast Cancer Awareness Month is actively promoted annually. There's a Pink Book Sale and Pink Walkathon on the 1st of November.

  9. i seem to only hear about it in america, so i'm glad it's getting world-wide coverage.

  10. Its so great to see so many Pink initiatives in Dubai. Things like this make me appreciate that fashion can actually help in the fight for the cancer cause. Hope you are well sweety and enjoyed your trip :)

  11. This was so interesting Miss B. I always know how it's celebrated here in the States but never around the world. Glad to see this has gone global. On that note, I will have one of those awesome pink cupcakes and how cute is your new jumper. Love them!

  12. Great post...it is nice to hear that Dubai has embraced this important cause. I love your purchase and loved seeing the yummy treats all done up in pink. Thanks for sharing, Miss B!!

  13. Such a wonderful cause and it's amazing to see this huge support and celebration of women in Dubai! Loving all the pink and the sweet treats:)

  14. Pink is everywhere here to support this cause. I love to see it spread world wide. The pink hotel makes quite a statement. I couldn't resist a pink cupcake!! Thank you for sharing this with us. That sweater looks like it will nice and cozy back home.

  15. Welcome back from Dubai Miss B, everytime your posts make me want to travel over there!:) Is nice that there are so many initiatives there to support the fight against cancer, I'm just drooling over all the cupcakes indeed. Is a great and delicious way to support the cause. I love Promod and the stuff their got, your jumper is very nice. Kisses dear, have a lovely day and weekend ahead! xo

  16. The cupcakes look so delicious... I will certainly wear pink next Friday!

  17. Goodness me, well if that doesn't raise awareness, I don't know what would. It's fabulous that they have gone 'all out' for such a worthy cause and I'm so jealous that you were able to be a part of it. I didn't know about Wear It Pink day. I've invested in a few pink pieces recently so I should be able to get involved!

  18. Wow! It's wonderful to see an entire city taking this cause so much to heart and really embracing the idea of raising awareness through fun and positivity. The Burj al Arab looks incredible in pink. And those cupcakes from Bloomsbury's practically have me drooling!

  19. Thank You for sharing such a nice post! This topic worth speaking about!!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!


  20. October is definitely a pink month. You must really love and enjoy Dubai. It's so nice that the City turned Pink to celebrate this month. Have a wonderful weekend.

  21. Aww...you do love Dubai miss b! I'll be back there in January, so if you have any tips for places to check out that not everyone knows about, I'd really appreciate it. It's just great when everyone gets involved in promoting a cause. Can have those cupcakes anytime! I'm wearing pink on 25 October, promise :) Have a good weekend!

  22. looks wonderful my dear! you are making me want to add Dubai on my bucket list! Hope you have a most FAB weekend!!


  23. Miss B-you travel to the most intriguing places. What a pinky view of Dubai. It looks like you had a fabulous trip. So glad to hear you enjoyed the sun and fun!
    xx, Heather

  24. would love to have some of the pink desser at the galeries Lafayette!!



  25. I really appreciate each support against breast cancer as the mother of our kids died on breast cancer (I´m the stepmother)! Thanks for showing this here.

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


  26. Congrats for this action. I really support all the actions for a good cause. And ofcourse i like pink and I love candy!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  27. Oh lucky you in Dubai again and feeling the sun on your bones. The pink campaign is so great but I think I would give the bungee jump the miss

  28. Looks lamazing over there, great cause and i love all the pink:)
    Aesthetic Lounge

  29. Good for Dubai that it's so clued in and doing so much for such a great cause!
    Mary x

  30. Looks amazing! I love great causes and pink!

  31. Everything looks fabulous and all for a great cause:) Have a lovely week!

  32. What a beautiful (and cute) initiative!!


  33. Oh I love pinky jelly - or jello as they call it here!

  34. i love how dubai is supporting breast cancer with everything pink! my aunt is a survivor so it always touches me to see how people support the cause :)

  35. That's wonderful and so encouraging to see! Thank you! Christa PS. If you cannot get hold on the movie "Ellle s'en va" let me know. I'll try my very best! Christa

  36. Look at those pink cupcakes - they look so yummy! Dubai looks beautiful all dressed in PINK. The hotels and the foods look amazing and what a wonderful cause this is for. I can't believe how much you travel, my friend. You see so many interesting places and eat many delicious foods.

    Have a happy week.


  37. This is an awesome initiative ! (and damn those cupcakes look kinda delicious! )


  38. love the global awareness around this cause. its so important. ANd I love all the different places that are helping out. I loved all the ones you highlighted!

  39. Great cause and so enlightening there are many so involved!

  40. Thanks for your visit hun...I am currently away and will be back to blogging on Friday

  41. I've never seen Dubai "dressed" in pink!! hopefully it raised even more awareness on the cause :)


  42. Props to Dubai
    for supporting such a great cause.

  43. this is such a lovely post dear! Good to know that they support this really amazing cause. Already excited to see your future posts.

    What Kenny Hearts, a Lifestyle Blog by Kenny.

  44. Amazing pics! I love your stories. They are so interesting! Greetings from Zurich!



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