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Hey, guys! In January I mentioned a ten-day trip across the world to the Middle East. Well, if you follow me on any of my social media accounts you know that that trip came and went and extended from 10 days to 19 days in total. Every second of my experience was amazing from the food to the culture to the activities. 15 of my days were spent in Bahrain and the other 4 were spent in Dubai. While the culture was extremely different; learning the religious differences and how the currency worked inspired me to keep traveling.

Bahrain

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Photo was taken at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain

Outfit Details: Off the shoulder, matching two piece and high split skirt – Target (in store purchase)

Sunnies: High Key Gold by Quay Australia x Desi Perkins 

Photo was taken at the Al Zallaq Jayar Beach

Outfit Details: Lace-Up Front One-Piece from Victoria Secret

 

Indoor Skydiving at Gravity Indoor Skydiving 

Photo was taken at the Royal Camels in Al Janabiyah, Bahrain

 This is an activity that is free to the public. It was one of the top rated activities to do in Bahrain. You were allowed to visit and feed the camels as long as you wanted. While you could not ride them (because they are gifts to the King) you were super close to them.

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Photo was taken at The Tree of Life in Jebel Dukhan, Bahrain

The Tree of Life (above) and the Sh. Salman Bin Ahmed Alfateh Fort (below) are two other free activity for tourists to do while visiting Bahrain. Tourists are allowed to come to see the tree and buildings. You are allowed to spend as much time as you want at the locations as long as you are respectful of the area.

Dubai

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Outfit Details: Jean mini dress overalls – from Plato’s Closet & “Who Are You” shirt from Pimkie – City Centre

Shoes: High top Converse – Nike

Sunnies: High Key Desi Perkins x Quay Australia IMG_9392

Burj Khalifa (At The Top) -The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building on the planet, soaring 2,717 feet (828 meters) high with more than 160 stories set in a stepped design that narrows as it climbs, syringe-like, to the sky. Our VIP tickets cost 38.10 USD which is 139.94 AED. If you’ve chosen to visit in the evening, admire the illuminated skyline of Dubai stretched below. Along with the VIP package we got to watch the sunset over beautiful Dubai and break the Ramadan fast with snacks and drinks. There was no time limit so once you went up, you could relax and decide on your own time when you wanted to come back down. This was the number one attraction in Dubai and by the end I understood why. The historical background on the building was amazing and broke traditions by having women play bigger roles in the development than just interior design.

Atlantis, The Palm – Offering 1.5 km (0.9 mi) of beach access, this lavish resort is located on Palm Island, a palm-tree-shaped artificial island just off Dubai’s Jumeira coast. Dubai Marina Mall is 6.5 km (4 mi) away. Atlantis The Palm features the Aquaventure waterpark, dolphin encounters, the underwater Lost Chambers, and 2 outdoor pools. Other highlights include luxury boutiques and a spa.

 

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Ski Dubai (Indoor skiing) -is an indoor ski area with about 22,500 square meters of snow and areas to snowboard, ski, and do snow activities. It is a part of the Mall of Emirates (one of the largest malls in the world). It features 5 slopes of varying steepness and difficulty. A quad lift and a tow lift carry skiers and snowboarders up the mountain. Adjoining the slopes is a 3,000-square-metre Snow Park play area comprising sled and toboggan runs, an icy body slide, climbing towers, giant snowballs and an ice cave. Ski Dubai also houses some penguins who are let out of their enclosures several times a day. Penguin encounters can be booked, allowing the public to interact directly with the penguins. Winter clothing, ski, and snowboard equipment are included in the price of admission.

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Dubai Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner -This adventure leads you to the desert for an off-road adventure from Dubai that includes dune bashing by 4×4 vehicle and a visit to a Bedouin-style campsite, where you can indulge in desert activities like smoking from a shisha pipe, getting a henna tattoo, sandboarding, riding camels, and enjoying live Arabian entertainment (belly dancing, etc). From traversing up and down the golden sand dunes to enjoying a barbecue dinner under the stars, you’ll soak up a bit of regional culture during this memorable day in the Arabian Desert. Although it was Ramadan alcoholic beverages were included in the package. The food was simply amazing and it was an unlimited supply of everything..literally EVERYTHING!

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Outfit Details: Olive green jumper – Forever 21

Sunnies: High Key Desi Perkins x Quay Australia IMG_9075IMG_9108

Overall, I truly enjoyed my trip. The cultural experience was one of a kind and it made me see the world in an incredibly new light. While Dubai was a lot more lenient, Bahrain was definitely more traditional. A lot of my activities were documented because I was not very active on my cell phone (I didn’t have service so I didn’t see the point to keeping my phone out all the time). It was easier to plan this trip without using a travel agent because we could decide what we wanted to do, what day, and for how long. It offered us more of a freedom. If you have more questions on my travel plans, booking, currency, or anything else just visit my contact page. It’s plenty of options available to contact so you can ask there.

Xoxo, Chelsea Malia

One Comment Add yours

  1. Shay says:

    Yay…I loved reading about the trip Supreme. There were a few things I definitely want to put in my to do list. You looked gorgeous and free lol. Can’t wait for me travel adventures. I am definitely inspired.

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