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Swimming with Dolphins, Exploring the World’s Tallest Building & More! Moremi’s Fun Trip to Dubai – Part 2

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Dubai is such a fun city to explore. I enjoyed every single moment I spent there. From swimming with dolphins at Atlantis, to seeing the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, I had a blast!

The Burj Khalifa experience

Burj Khalifa 1

Burj Khalifa 2

The view from the top was absolutely amazing

Burj Khalifa Insta, FB, Twitter (2)

Obinna

Selfie time! With Obinna Emelike, journalist at Business Day newspapers.

 Flying the World’s Largest Commercial Airliner – Emirates A380

Emirates Flight Simulator 2

Yours truly, Captain Moremi, flew the world’s largest commercial plane. Well, kind of…it was a flight simulator at the Dubai Mall!

Emirates Flight Simulator 1

Visit to Emirates Group Headquarters

We got a chance to meet with Adil Al Ghaith, Emirates’ Senior Vice President – Commercial Operations for Northern and Western Africa.

We talked about the growth of Emirates’ operations in Nigerians and he gave us an in-depth insight into milestones achieved, and the airline’s future plans for expansion in Nigeria.

I was fascinated to find out that Emirates has flown 2.6 million passengers from Lagos to Dubai in the past 10 years! Also, Emirates has continued to increase the frequency and capacity of its services to meet growing demands between Lagos and Dubai. The airline now operates 14 flights per week between the two destinations.

After the meeting, they gave us some really awesome gifts!
Emirates Meeting

Dupe Adeniran (Publisher/CEO, Wedding Planner Magazine), Moremi & Tewa Onasanya (Publisher/Editor-in-chief, Exquisite Magazine)

Enjoying Good Food!

My top three favorite restaurants at One & Only Royal Mirage and Atlantis would have to be Nina, Ossiano, and Nasimi Beach.

Nina

Nina is a colourful Indo-European dining venue. We had dinner here once. Their Indian food was awesome. We ate until we could hardly move!

Dinner with Anthony

Here I am with Anthony Pollocks from the One & Only PR Team. You can tell the food must have been really good! Just look at big the smiles on our faces LOL

Ossiano

Ossiano is one of Dubai’s best seafood restaurants.  I really enjoyed having dinner here and eating while seeing the amazing view of the fish in their tanks, as they swam lazily back and forth the water.

Ossiano 1Osianno 4

Ossiano 3

Ossiano 2Nasimi Beach

What could be better than eating good food at the beachfront while seeing the waves of the ocean dance around in the distance? The Nasimi Beach experience was simply glorious.

The sushi was out of this world! It is officially the best sushi I have ever had.

Nasimi 1

Nasimi 2

That smile on your face when you’ve just had the best sushi! 🙂

Nasimi 3

I had a pretty amazing mocktail. It was so refreshing! I forgot what its called though.

Nasimi 4

Sundowner Arabian Adventures Tour

This tour was organized courtesy of Emirates. We had a blast in the desert! We got to do a bit of exploring, watched a belly dancer perform, and more.

Desert Adventures

Desert Adventures 2

Belly Dancer

Meeting Yemi Alade’s Biggest Fan in Dubai

As we were strolling across the beach in Atlantis, we heard a man singing Yemi Alade‘s “Johnny”! He was a worker at Atlantis. We immediately summoned him to give us a personal rendition LOL. He was so adorable.

Swimming with Dolphins

And now, saving the best for last….drumroll…. swimming with the dolphins at Dolphin Bay at Atlantis!

I was excited, yet kind of nervous. First of all, I can’t swim! Yeah I know I said I “swam” with dolphins, but the truth is I pretty much “waded in the water” with dolphins! Haha. The water wasn’t too deep, so I was able to wade with ease 🙂

Nasimi 5

Nasimi 6

Nasimi 7

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I had an unforgettable experience flying Emirates, and exploring One & Only Royal Mirage and Atlantis, the Palm.

Of course, I will definitely be back to these resorts. Perhaps I’ll come back with the boo… I’ve been dropping hints already 😉

Want to experience this for yourself? Then be sure to book your trip to Dubai via:

Emirates

Atlantis, The Palm

One & Only Royal Mirage

Moremi Elekwachi is a Brand Communications expert with over 13 years of experience both locally and internationally. She is the CEO of Euphorique PR, a full-service Public Relations & Marketing Communications agency that helps clients achieve maximum visibility and impact through innovative strategies that cut through the noise. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Communications from the University of Southern California, in addition to a certification in Integrated Brand Experience from Orange Academy. Prior to establishing Euphorique PR, she worked at prestigious media companies including Wondros (Los Angeles, CA), Wildflower PR, and BellaNaija, where she served as Assistant Editor and Business Development Manager.

10 Comments

  1. ACE

    March 20, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Nice experience cant wait to be there myself. Honeymoon destination!

  2. thathausachic

    March 20, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Lovely pictures but the singing Johnny topped the dolphins for me

  3. Zeal

    March 20, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Wow! I can feel the fun right from my laptop. Mehn, I wanna tour the world o if pepper rest

  4. dee baby

    March 20, 2015 at 10:01 am

    wow…lovely. i wanna wade d waters with the dolphins 🙂 …i must go see n njoy all dis places except the $40,000 hotel suite.. i cant be wasteful.

  5. Sisi

    March 20, 2015 at 11:27 am

    The view from Burj Khalifa at night is even more breathtaking! You should have gone at night

  6. Emdee

    March 20, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Moremi, I am delighted you enjoyed Dubai – I agree it is amazing. However, what you probably did not know (and I am sure you would not promote it so enthusiastically if you did), but all the dolphins in Atlantis the Palm were captured from the wild in the Solomon Islands, to order, by Atlantis. They were not, as has been claimed, rescued, but actually a ban on the capture of wild dolphins which was in place in the Solomon Islands was overturned specifically so that they could capture the dolphins for this place. So, please everyone, if you love dolphins don’t go to this place to swim with them as you are supporting them being captured from the wild. Thanks.

  7. i no send

    March 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    can’t kiss a fish sorry

  8. Nice

    March 20, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Hope you enjoy your trip.
    Just an observation. I always see this kissing of wild animals behavoiur. always made to look cool . Hope you don’t bring back any funny germs

  9. Bash

    March 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Wow cnt kiss a fish……buh nice experience.

  10. Ronnie

    March 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Adventurous

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