Connect with us

Sweet Spot

BN Travel: #MyDubai- 5 Star Hotels, Ski Dubai…An Amazing Experience! Jennifer Obiuwevbi’s Fun Trip to the Top of the World

Published

 on

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016089There are many words to describe Dubai – spectacular, breathtaking, luxurious, pristine…the list goes on.

My trip to Dubai courtesy of Dubai Tourism was nothing short of amazing and I’ll be sharing this experience with you in 2 posts. This one, to whet your appetite and get you all riled up and possibly jealous of my trip :), and another to give you the full Dubai experience through my eyes.

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016005Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016007Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016011

We arrived Dubai in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and started our foyer to the luxurious tourism destination. After being picked up, all I could do was ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at the ambiance that surrounded us.

My travel companions – Dare & Ngozika from Brooks & Blake, Onyinye of Explore Travel Magazine, Shanel of Genevieve Magazine, Demola of This Day Newspaper, Obinna of Business Day & Idris of News Agency of Nigeria, all agreed that we were in for a treat.

We headed off to our hotel – the 5 star marvel that is the Jumeriah Madinat Al Qasr. This space is made up of 3 fabulous hotels that would be perfect for any family vacation, honeymoon, fun trip etc. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and has the longest beach stretch in the Emirates.

We checked in, and after gushing over our rooms, we made our way to the restaurant for some breakfast. After filling ourselves to the brim, we met with Mariana Sentano from the hotel, who took us on a tour of the grounds on a water taxi, traditionally called the Abra. The ride was filled with a lot to take in – the sights, sounds and ambiance of a 5 star hotel, a trip to the Turtle sanctuary, and of course more food. According to Mariana – “In Dubai, it’s all about food, food & food.

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016013 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016015 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016022 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016025 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016032 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016033

After lunch, we headed off for a quick change, and made our way to the exciting Dubai Mall. I must say, it was extremely thrilling to see the aquarium, and my goodness all the sales! For the Dubai Shopping Festival, every store, no matter what they offer, is on a sale. If you’re big on shopping, you NEED to take advantage of the #DSF!

Of course it wouldn’t be a tour of Dubai if we didn’t visit the dancing fountains. Whatever you’ve heard about the fountains is nothing compared to what I saw. They are so beautiful, and they dance to the music…sort of. And of course we finally got to see the breathtaking Burj Khalifah. This record breaking building holds several spots in the Guinness Book of Records for longest elevator shaft, and of course being the tallest skyscraper in the world. Did you know that 75% of the cranes in the world are in Dubai? If you come in a few months, I’m certain there will be so many new attractions.

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016037

Ready for the mall!

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016035 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016036 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016038 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016039 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016041 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016048 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016051 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016054 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016055

After the fountain show started at 6PM, we headed to a beautiful Thai restaurant called Thiptara at The Palace. They have amazing food – I now have a better appreciation for Thai food and will definitely be trying out more when I get to Lagos.

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016056 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016057

It was a long drive back, but after seeing my bed, I finally got the chance to let it all sink in.Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016058

Day 2 – Nothing short of amazing. We started off early in the day & kicked off on a sky high note at the SeaWings. We literally took a seaplane on a tour of the beautiful Dubai and it was beyond amazing. We got to see Atlantis, the Burj Khalifa and the entire view of Dubai from the air – it’s definitely something you should try on your next trip.

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016059

Day 3!

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016065 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016068

We later went for some amazing sea food at Sea Fu at The Four Seasons. The restaurant served us an amazing menu which will also be presented at the Dubai Food Festival in March. After getting our stomachs filled, we headed to the beach for some hot shots of the beach.

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016090 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016091 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016096 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016099 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016071 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016115Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016084Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016089

The Yummy Meals at Sea Fu 🙂Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016140Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016138Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016142Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016156

Next up – Ski Dubai! Now, my aunt had told me about Ski Dubai when she went on a family trip, but nothing could have prepared me for the cold. I was literally freezing my butt off! My fingers were ice cold & numb, my toes had given up the ghost, but oddly enough I didn’t want to leave. We tried several rides, had a snow fight, and had the time of our lives. I felt like I was a 4 year old at Disney Land. Check out fun videos on our Instagram page – @BellaNaijaOnline for some fun videos with me, Onyine & Ngozika.

Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016165 Jennifer Obiuwevbi of BellaNaija Trip to Dubai Shopping Festival 2016 - BellaNaija - Januray2016167

After all that cold, we decided to heat up with some great Lebanese food back at the Khaymat Al Bahar at the Madinat Jumeirah Al Qasr. I’ve never been a fan of trying out new food, but this experience has swayed my mind a little. Our Russian host Anna definitely got a bit more Nigerian that she bargained for – we taught her pidgin, told her about Pepper Soup and we just might be going on a trip to Russia. Fingers crossed!

This is in no way close to how fabulous these 2 days were, and you will definitely get more photos in my next post. Keep it locked on our BN Travel page for all the scoop!

I’m on my way back to Nigeria  ?  , and even though I miss my family, friends and the general normalcy of Nigeria, I will miss the being at the top of the world!

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

17 Comments

  1. Donald Trump

    January 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

    I love u Jennifer, pls be my baby mama!

    • Seconded

      January 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Seconded, She is sweet.
      I like the girl!

  2. Gypsy

    January 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

    *sigh*…i really wanna travel out too

  3. green eyes

    January 22, 2016 at 11:50 am

    As i was saying when is your next recruitment BN?
    What am i doing in banking when i work 4am till 11pm (as in when I wake up and start getting reading for work and when I finally hit the bed)

    And you I am beefing you seriously…
    Na only una dem make life for?
    It is not fair
    before you go on this trip next time evaluate using the golden 4 way test

    1. Is it the TRUTH?
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

    I tried to answer it for you

    1. Is it the TRUTH? Not Applicable
    2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? NO
    3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? NO, creating beefing
    4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? NOPE

    • nana

      January 22, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      hahahahahahaha

  4. Nne

    January 22, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Jennifer, please do a separate post on how you get your makeup done too?

  5. Jane

    January 22, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Oh the Joy of living here in Dubai
    I get to experience all these every day.
    I live on Palm Jumeirah, close to Atiku Mansion #PunIntended

    • Dee-USA

      January 25, 2016 at 6:53 am

      What was the pun in your comment? Did I miss it?

  6. Seconded

    January 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Seconded, she is sweet.
    I like the girl!

  7. presh

    January 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I love me some Dubai, visited twice still craving for more.

  8. Aleesha

    January 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    jeloxxxxxx!! hahaha. You ladies had a blast though. Nice to finally put a face to the name, Jennifer.
    And I second Nne’s motion. show us how you do your makeup, especially the nude look.

  9. kenneth

    January 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Show us the dubai pics and not selfies of yourself….. i totally got no visual representation

  10. Lolade

    January 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Jenny, which travel agency handled your trip and places to visit. .like planning out your itinerary

  11. ElessarisElendil

    January 23, 2016 at 1:52 am

    ?
    My trip to Dubai courtesy of Dubai Tourism was nothing short of amazing and I’ll be sharing this experience with you in 2 posts. This one, to WHET YOUR APPETITE and get you all riled up and possibly jealous of my trip :), and ANOTHER to give you the full Dubai experience through my eyes.

    I took the trouble of highlighting the vital parts. EEEYAH, the selfies distracted you from reading the text right?? I empathise.

  12. TA

    January 23, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Jennifer!Choi! See enjoyment but it’s all good. Like I always say, if you work hard then you should play hard too. So norrin do you. More pictures!

  13. funmilola

    January 23, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    of course, I’m jealous….. who wouldn’t be?chai!!!!

  14. S!

    January 25, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Please how did you guys get Dubia Tourism to sponsor your trip. I’m looking for a free trip. My pastor says free is better than cheap.
    Help me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get The Pan-Atlantic Advantage

A Full Lifestyle & Entertainment Magazine…We COVET Fashion

Visit www.leadtra.com/conference to Register for the Upcoming Conference

Jokes Alone with guests Mr P, CDQ, & Patrick Salvador!

Star Features

Advertisement
css.php