UAE Day 2: The Dubai Mall & Desert Safari

My first night in Dubai was quite horrible. I couldn’t fall asleep because some people online claimed that the hotel we were staying at had bed bugs. Yikes! As it turned out, there weren’t any bed bugs,  and I could sleep peacefully for the rest of our trip.

Even though I haven’t slept in two days, I didn’t feel tired at all, because I was too excited to finally see Dubai. We didn’t have much time to do anything special that day because we already had a desert safari booked for the afternoon, so we decided to go to The Dubai Mall for a few hours to have lunch there and do a little bit of shopping.

I really didn’t expect the mall to be so huge! We got lost a couple of times in there and it probably took us about 45 minutes just to find the food court, haha. We first had lunch at Nordsee and then took a quick look at some of the shops, the aquarium, the fountain, and the ice rink. Yes, they have an aquarium and an ice rink in the middle of the mall! :O

As I have mentioned before, the afternoon was reserved for the desert safari. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. I had so much fun! We first went on a crazy ride through the desert and then settled at one of the desert camps where we watched some performances, ate traditional arab food, smoked shisha and got ”tattooed” by Henna Lady. 


  1. Elex Page
    May 7, 2012 / 9:07 pm

    Those desert pictures look amazing! Looks like you had/are having a ton of fun! Boston Princess

  2. Lucia Montes
    May 7, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    the desert looks very peaceful and beautiful 🙂

  3. Maja
    May 7, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    Waaaa kok noro 🙂 Prov razvidno iz fotk kok super fajn si se mela, me že ma da rezerviram karto 🙂 xx

    • Sandra
      May 8, 2012 / 5:23 pm

      Kaj še čakaš? :PSam je res boljš, da do začetka naslednje pomladi počakaš, ker je zdele že tako vroče, da se skor ne da živet. XD

  4. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012 / 12:52 am

    gosh! that's look awesome trip!adorable pict <3

  5. With love, Ana.
    May 8, 2012 / 9:32 am

    Ohhh, kakšne čudovite slike, bi kar tja šla! <3

  6. Emma
    May 8, 2012 / 5:07 pm

    Your pictures are amazing! 🙂 I want to get a henna tattoo from a professional so badly. P.S The best photo is you and the hookah (I'm assuming it's a hookah? haha!) xo

    • Sandra
      May 8, 2012 / 5:24 pm

      Yes, it is a hookah or a shisha or however this thing is called. 😀

  7. Anamarija Rok
    May 8, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    Božanskooooo, I'd die to go there, pa kamelce wiii <3

  8. Miss Starshiny
    May 8, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    You and your sister are so cute!Desert looks really nice!xxxMiss Starshiny

  9. Adeola Naomi
    May 8, 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  10. Niina - It seems pretty obvious.
    May 9, 2012 / 10:41 am

    Yay for travel photos 🙂 and it looks like such a fun day!And I love your post about what make up you packed for your trip! 🙂

  11. Jayme and Mendi
    May 11, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    So cool!! I love seeing your trip!Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  12. Desert Safari Dubai
    October 25, 2012 / 10:40 am

    Desert Safari Dubai safari ride, night in desert, belly dancing, food each and every thing is perfect

  13. shamraiz
    November 13, 2012 / 4:30 am

    seems you had fun in your trip on desert safari,do you try Abu Dhabi Desert Safari or not if not then make a plan with your buddies and have fun because Abu Dhabi desert safari has some difference thrills then Dubai desert Safari

  14. Muhammad Amjad
    November 19, 2012 / 12:05 pm

    i love your all post but mostly i like your glasses pic.You wear nice glasses.You are great ,you have fond of henna painting i am also fond it.Dubai Mall is so beautiful place.Like he name it is absolutely have great shopping things. Desert safari

  15. Ali Dhow
    February 12, 2013 / 12:42 pm

    Dubai Desert Safari is my most favorite activity.

  16. Dhow Cruise Dinner in Dubai
    February 26, 2013 / 11:39 am

    Those are the best and the desert pictures look amazing! Looks like you had/are having a ton of fun,,,,

  17. Safari in Dubai
    March 1, 2013 / 11:09 am

    Desert Safari Dubai i must say it is nice share where you can enjoy you trip with friends and family.

  18. blogs
    October 28, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Thanks, that was a really cool read! Desert Safari Dubai

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