"Hotter Than Hell But More Luxurious"

Our stay at the Ritz Carlton Dubai

The title is a classic quote from Bryony which perfectly describes our Dubai trip.

Life is better on the beach! photo credit Ritz Carlton



For the last two nights we checked into the beautiful Ritz Carlton Hotel on Jumeirah Beach.

Casual... photo credit Ritz Carlton

My cousins had stayed here earlier in the year and posted lots of envy inducing photos so I couldn't wait to see the place for myself.

Our room at the Ritz Carlton Jumeirah

Of course as soon as we checked in our first thought was to have a bath.. with champagne and heels... as you do..


We then made our way to the pool for a bite to eat.

photo credit Ritz Carlton

In prep for my upcoming Asia trip I had Nasi Goreng. It was so good but I shall let the photo speak for itself.


Bryony was also feeling the Asian cuisine vibe and went for noodles.


Just before we were about to pack up and leave Sanjay, our hero of a waiter, came out with a surprise ice cream dessert! YES!


Bryony and I were beyond delighted with ourselves with this unexpected treat and it was the perfect antidote to the steamy heat we were about to face in our desert safari.

Desert antics... check out my post here

When we returned from our desert safari we found another little surprise waiting for us in the room...


I think I like this hotel, A LOT.


The following morning after munching away on all the breakfast foods you could possibly think of, we sauntered down to the pool.



We swam lengths and lengths, followed by some aerobics, and a quick jog...


Or maybe that was just a dream I had as I snoozed on our sun bed, just about managing to roll over every so often to apply more suncream.


After our day of lounging and a sneaky bit of shopping we came back to the room to watch the sunset.

View from our balcony at the Ritz Carlton Dubai

Since it was our last night we celebrated with a few bubbles..


Before getting dolled up in our new clothes from the Dubai Mall.


We took advantage of the Ritz-Carlton's lobby for a quick photo op...


Then made our way to met up with our friends Mo and Herb at Neos.


Neos is up on the 63rd floor of the Address Downtown Hotel and it has a stunning view overlooking the Burj Khalifa and the fountains.


Equally colourful was the epic array of martini cocktails on our table...


Cheers to our resident Dubai expert Mo for picking such a good spot!


It was also a fun reunion for Bryony, Herb, and I as we hadn't spent time all together since high school (which was an embarrassingly long time ago now... eek getting old).


At midnight we did a reverse Cinderella and went to the ball... or club in this case as we sadly were not invited to any balls.


The website of Cavalli Club describes it as the "distillation of all things fabulous"


Well that is certainly a phrase I am going to be using in the future.


It did in fact turn out to be a fabulous night as we twirled away under the flashing strobe lights.


Dubai, I want to come back!










Liakada

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures. The hotel looks gorgeous . xx

    Nina
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  2. Lovely post, this place look great!

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  3. Adorable pictures!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  4. awesome shots!
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  5. Looks like a super fun vacation!! I really love the pictures especially the food!!!
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    1. The food was delicious.. hungry just thinking about it haha

      Ash | Liakada

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  6. I love your shot of both your legs in the bath, the hotel sounds amazing

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Thanks so much Suze! I have to admit that took quite a few attempts to get right hahah

      Ash | Liakada

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  7. Great post and hilarious title, looks like a great time.

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    1. Thanks Faslasha, I dont really use bloglovin but will check out your blog for sure :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  8. Go back and take me with you. To that hotel. The room looks amazing, the pools is stunning and the food, yum yum!

    Corinne x
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  9. It's so much hotter right now and I prefer to stay indoors but If you ask me what if I stay in that plcae-- i will definitely give it a go.
    Have a fun trip dear :)

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    1. Aaaaa it was so hot! Don't know how you manage it in August!

      Ash | Liakada

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  10. What a fantastic visit! The Ritz Carlton Dubai looks divine and all of the desserts look delicious. I love he silver sparkly top featured in this post by the way :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. Thanks so much Gabrielle! The top is from River Island :)

      Ash | Liakada

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  11. Wow, looks really special =) Great post!

    Love, Héloise
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  12. Looks like such an amazing time, definitely must go soon!

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    1. It was so much fun! I hope you get to go!

      Ash | Liakada

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  13. Looks like such a fun trip Ash! I stayed at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi in May this year and the decor inside the rooms looks virtually identical! Such gorgeous properties aren't they?! Although I'm jealous about the macarons waiting for you in the room :) Such a nice reunion with friends!

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    1. It was so nice Shikha! I want to go back :) I haven't been to Abu Dhabi but I would love to see it someday.

      Ash | Liakada

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  14. Wow, what luxury! My mouth is watering looking at the food pictures. I love macaroons so much! X

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    1. I knowwww it was so nice, I want to go back!

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  15. Love the photo with the heels, champagne and bath superb. Looks like you had quite the adventure Lucy x

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