Coming home from NYE celebration were very late. It was about 3:30 am, and we were so tired. Though we woke up about 11 am in the morning, got ready and went to the Dubai Mall for breakfast and shopping. Right next to the main entrance of the Dubai Mall is the Aubaine Restaurant & Bakery. It is a french themed restaurant that offers pastries and breakfast.
We started with some delicious bread along with the yummiest jams and some fresh tea from Mariage Frères. I went with the Thé Vert Fuji-Yama Earl Grey Impérial, which is Green Tea from the Mount Fuji in Japan 😉
For breakfast I went with an omelette filled with tomatoes, cheese and mushrooms along with some delicious kale, slow roasted cherry tomatoes and sourdough bread. It was so good 😉 (Didn’t take any pictures). We really enjoyed our breakfasts. The strawberry jam from Aubaine is so delicious, so we both bought some bottles of these 😉
Souk Al Bahar has some very popular picture spots, mainly for Instagrammers. Of course Souk Al Bahar itself is a very popular and freaking beautiful shooting spot for photographers, but then there’s the Monabat Chair and the well-known Hug A Bear 😉
These pictures were taken during NYE 2018.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Dubai has been in mu bucket list for some time, so I was very happy to experience this. Somehow, as 2018 is celebrated as The Year of Zayed, the Father of UAE. In 2018 it is 100 years since the birth of the Sheikh Zayed, and to honor him the NYE 2018 was celebrated in a different way with only LED light show instead of the well known fireworks.
The 6th day and New Year’s Eve was celebrated Downtown Dubai. I did some research about several events before we left for Dubai, and I then found out that Karma Kafé offered a NYE menu, that I booked approx. 1 month before, as they had some early bird prices as well.
Karma Kafé is a Pan-Asia restaurant, placed on the 3rd floor in Souk Al Bahar, with a balcony view of Burj Khalifa and the Fountains. Also you can easily enter the ground floor balcony to have the direct view of Burj Khalifa, which was the reason to book a table here for the NYE.
After the helicopter tour and visiting the Dubai Frame, where we went for a very big walk, my friend was so exhausted, and only wanted to take some rest – actually sleep, and I was bored AF as I wanted to go for shopping on my own. Dubai is one of the safest places in the world, you can go wherever you want on your own. As we’d already been to Dubai Mall several times, I decided to go to the Mall of the Emirates for some shopping. The Mall of the Emirates has more than 560 shops, more than 90 dining options, 5 star hotels and world’s biggest indoor ski – what an incredible view it has!
The Mall of the Emirates is located near our hotel in Al Barsha, but I went there with a taxi, as I was not sure about walking. Going there with taxi still took about 8-10 minutes.
After the shopping I went for dinner at an indian restaurant nearby our hotel – Bombay Urban Cafe.