“Money can’t buy happiness?…Habibi, come to Dubai!” – Arab proverb
Yes, Dubai is every bit the millionaire’s playground. Glamour and bling and excess are everywhere. But at its heart, Dubai is a very different place. Take a ride to the souks and drink in the incredible varieties of spices, or gold jewelry, or perfume or fabrics. If you dare then run the gauntlet of Karama Market with its welcoming shopkeepers and whispered offers of everything from Gucci bags (“genuine fake!”) to Viagra (“you want help with the boom boom?”). Its heady mix of incense, desert heat and bustling humanity is an intoxicating blend.
Conjuring up images of Arabian silk, our Dubai Dreams melt is alluring and exotic. Sweet fruity undertones are encased by fresh powdered rose that drifts towards an intoxicating heart of amber and guaiacwood. Sweet lily and jasmine embrace the dark aroma of patchouli, before coming to rest on a woody bed of cedar and sandalwood, lightened by sweet vanilla musk.
You can pop bottles in the swim up bar in a hotel shaped like a rocket ship on an island shaped like a palm tree. We’ll be getting down and dirty in the real Dubai…