I might have mentioned that himself and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary this summer.
Instead of buying each other expensive presents, we decided to snag a cheeky week away, on our own, sans children.
It was to be the first break away on our own in 20 years. In my mind we were rehearsing for our retirement, therefore if it didn’t work out, there was till time to do something about it ha!
We stayed in a lovely hotel next to the Marina and with hindsight, we probably couldn’t have chosen anywhere better.
It was perfect for exploring and about a 10 minute walk to the beach.
We went to the malls.
This waterfall was at one end of the Mall of The Emirates.
While this fashion show was occurring at the other end.
Then there was a shark in the tank at The Dubai Mall.
There was the world’s tallest building.
Boat trips across the Abra after exploring the gold and spice souks.
Boat and monorail trips along and around The Palm Jumeirah.
We enjoyed our stay but whilst I wouldn’t be upset if I had to go again, say for work, I wouldn’t go back on holiday.
I felt we well and truly ‘did’ Dubai. We found our own way around and made use of the fantastic metro system, water transport and trams.
We had a great break. However, I found it a very materialistic city and it felt like a very clean, well organised but souless destination.
I know I couldn’t live there, not even for the sunshine.
I loved the Marina but it made me miss walking Jack beside the River Mersey.
Sometimes, it takes a trip like this to make you realise that actually there really is no place like home.
And our retirement?
Well I don’t think it is actually going to be that bad, I have decided to keep himself. I call that a win win ha!
Have you ever had one of those moments when you realise that you are right where you should be?
Have a lovely day!