It's a new year and I'm back in DUBAI. The last time I visited the city was in 2014-- for a whole 48 hours... so this time, I had to have a longer stay.

We arrived to the city late at night, after multiple delayed flights, and our driver took us in a matter of minutes to our hotel, the Shangri La Dubai. It's located near Sheikh Zayed Road, which is the hustling & bustling center of the city. For the first two days of my trips, I spent them between meetings upon meetings, so the location of the hotel was PERFECT to make time to come back and forth between the city. It's also conveniently located next to the Dubai Metro, as well as a number of dining options around and on-site. 

Upon waking up, the hotel offers an amazing buffet with a range of international cuisines, ranging from a DIY juice buffet, to foul moudamas bowls and various spices and vegetable toppings. For anyone who knows me, I'm THE expert on making different breakfast foods, so its safe to say that my breakfast food cravings were content at the Shangri La Dubai.

After breakfast, we decided to tour the hotel, and stumbled upon the hotel's rooftop at 40th floor views of the Burj Khalifa. Night or day, the skyline was just dazzling, and it was honestly so amusing to watch the view of the miniature sized cars on the highways and people walk around, from our distant perspective. If you've ever played frogger as a child, you can imagine the view from above of crossing the street amongst all the vehicles in Dubai's 8 lane roads.   

If you're ever in Dubai for business or leisure, the Shangri La Dubai Hotel will not disappoint! 

Much love,