Happy Monday everyone! If you’re like me, you may be suffering from a case of the Mondays. A good remedy for such an affliction is focusing on something positive. Having just returned from Dubai, I have loads of fun memories to share with you all beginning with the desert of course.
While I was not an avid Sex and the City watcher, I could not help but smile when the ladies went to “Abu Dhabi”. I put this in quotes, as the scenes were actually shot in Morocco…but you get the idea. One of the most notable scenes is the camel riding in the red desert.
While I was traveling to the UAE for business purposes, I had to fit in a little fun.
Believe it or not, there is something incredibly peaceful about the desert. The sound of the wind blowing the countless grains of red sand across the desert is definitely a reminder of how big the world is. When I travel, I typically manage to fit in and avoid the “American stereotype”, whatever that means. Well, when my lovely, local tour guide saw me, he said, “someone is channeling Sex and the City.” I could not help but smile. Apparently my sporting Christian Louboutins in the the middle of the desert was stereotypical. Oops! 🙂
Since I’m channeling my inner Samantha, I suppose it’s time to share details of my outfit:
- Handbag: Dee Ocleppo
- Kimono with matching shorts: Buddha Gypsy
- Shoes: Christian Louboutin
- Turban: Legit haha
While most locals no longer live in the middle of the dessert getting henna, belly dancing, and riding camels, it was so much fun embracing age old traditions.
From viewing a traditional Egyptian dance to the belly dance to desert racing, I had a blast. I must say, having a daredevil who grew up in the desert for a tour guide was quite something. Here’s a clip from the racing portion of my day. As you can see, due to the craziness of his driving skills, it was hard to remain upright…and I loved it.
Then there was a man blowing fire out of his mouth…no big deal.
It was an incredible sight to see, and exploring the desert with new friends was a great way to go. Watching the sun set over the desert, doing a little yoga, and seeing this insane channel abaya was an experience, I certainly will never forget.
And that’s a wrap on my day in the Dubai desert. More to come, friends!
Let’s get connected friends!