Dubai and the ‘Big move’

Its been a long time since I last wrote a blog I have mainly been posting on my you tube channel and face book page beauty by B E X trying to be brave and put myself out there and escape my comfort zone.

Judging from the title as you can imagine I’ve been fairly pre-occupied with a life changing move to Dubai. Well let me start by telling you about the amazing sense of community here (more so than back home) everyone is willing to help in anyway they can by recommending a hair dresser (a top priority for us girlies) the best gym classes, restaurant’s, brunches, night life, beaches, hotels, apps for deals and a filter for your shower to prevent hair loss. Don’t worry I haven’t got a reseeding hair line, they use chemicals in the water here that causes your hair to fall out more than usual. I noticed it more when I arrived 3 weeks ago but its not really affected me and I have very thick hair.

Since I’ve been here it really has been non stop, you work hard and you play even harder. I had the comfort of knowing a couple of people who already lived here so I wasn’t completely alone like most that come here. 80% of people living in Dubai are from all across the globe, which is why everyone wants to help as they have all been on the same boat. The days also go by so quick and before you know it its 1am and your still awake or out with friends.

My tips for the big move     

  • Try and make some connections before you leave then you can connect easily once your out here
  • Don’t be afraid of the unknown and the different culture- embrace it
  • Be willing to try different things like Arabic coffee and the food
  • Go with the flow and be open minded
  • Keep a positive attitude as you will come across negative people
  • Eat the Frog- are really good book and a great way to work by doing the annoying tasks first then its out of the way
  • network, network and network so you can learn and share experiences
  • download  insta-shop on your phone so your grocery shopping is delivered to your door within 30mins! for a fee of 2DHS, 41pence to be specific
  • download Zomato for your local takeaway home delivery
  • enjoy waking up to sunshine every day.
  • Don’t listen to negative comments from people back home, only welcome positive

Oh and for the negative people that think you cant drink out here, think again! I have had more drinks here than I would back home.

So cheers then and I will see you next time

 

xoxo

 

 

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Feel like royalty in the Royal Crescent

Have you ever wanted to visit one of the most famous hotels in the UK and perhaps the world?

At the Royal Crescent you will certainly get your moneys worth! Ok its not cheap by any means and you would need an excuse like a birthday or anniversary room rates start at £360+ a night and that would be a classic room and really if you are going to stay there I would suggest a bigger room that you can enjoy.

When you arrive at the hotel and have planned valet parking you will be greeted by the concierge who will know your name as they like to give the personal touch. They will ask for your car reg number when you make your booking, they are not psychic haha. once you have arrived you will be shown around the hotel and then to your room and left to your own devices. You could easily spend your entire weekend in the hotel and chilling out in the spa but there are many places to explore in bath. Such delights as:

Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Open top bus (Weather depending) , fudge kitchen

One of the main things that everyone wants to do when they visit Bath is to go to Thermae Bath Spa. Its a great spa, it has a large indoor pool on the lower ground floor, a restaurant on the first floor, Wellness suite on the second floor and a open air rooftop pool on the third floor. They also have treatments suites on the lower, first and second floor. They use treatment brands Aromatherapy Associates and Pevonia this place really is fantastic and worth a visit but I will worn you it gets ridiculously busy and at times you will feel like a sardine. On weekends they have people lining up and they have signs that say you have a two hour wait!.. There’s me thinking that you would only find this at Alton towers.

This is the most frustrating thing as you can’t book for just a spa session. I would suggest going in the week and in the evening, bonfire night is a great night as you can look at the fireworks from the roof top pool. I would go but please be warned that you might have to wait.

One of the main things that I love about Bath is the food and the independent restaurants there are over 400 restaurants in this small city but here are my favourites:

Martini’s is a fab Italian and has an amazing atmosphere and everyone that works there is Italian the food is amazing and drinks are great too. This is probably one of my favourite restaurants and you will know why when you go there.

Acorn vegetarian is somewhere I visited recently and it was stunning! my friend and I decided to go all out with three courses as I was told that the portions are quite small. We had matching wine with each course and it was total perfection! I would suggest this place even if you are not a vegetarian as you will be surprised with how imaginative they are with the dishes they make.

See pictures that I took below.

 

 

On the opposite end of the spectrum if you are a lover of steak then you really must try Hudson bar and Grill. This is where I had the best steak that I have ever tried in my entire life you will certainly not be disappointed. Would suggest going for a special occasion her as its quite pricey and you definitely need to book if you are going to go on a weekend.

 

If you have any more questions on Bath and places to visit please comment below and I will be happy to help and make some suggestions.

 

 

Until next time

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xoxo