I’ve had a pretty hectic few weeks and I’ve been ridiculously stressed out with work (finally been booked in for my OSCE practical exams at the start of July, eek!) so I decided to have a browse online for holiday which I can’t afford and I came across this competition to win a dream holiday to Dubai. I kid you not, my heart skipped a beat! I have been dreaming on visiting Dubai for years but it’s sadly been a very expensive dream for me.
Tots100 have teamed up with Dubai Tourism and are offering a holiday of a lifetime to one lucky blogger as part of their DXB Dreams blogger challenge. Not only that, they are also offering one lucky commenter the chance of winning a Dubai trip so be sure to get stuck in and tell me all about your dreams too. The competition is quite simple really, you simply have to write a blog, detailing what adventures you would get up to if you won.
As I’ve stated before, I am a massive, huge, gigantic racing fan and Dubai is thee place to be for fast car lovers so naturally, my brain went ‘You are entering this, right?! You’re not seriously just going to sit and look at the pretty pictures? Woman, get writing’.
Not only is Dubai the playground for the rich and famous and the go to for all petrol heads like myself, it also has Ferrari World (technically it’s in Abu Dhabi but I do know they do trips to and from). Let me repeat that. Ferrari. World. Which has the world’s fastest rollercoaster. But HELLO! Ferrari World! With a real F1 simulator! It’s hard to explain to non petrol heads how exciting this is for me but it’s the equivalent of coming downstairs at Christmas to find David Beckham with a bow on under your tree, holding a Tiffany’s box and the Urban Decay Vault.
I’m not just a petrol head, I’m also an animal fanatic which kind of helps with my job seeing as I’m about to qualify as a veterinary nurse so finding out that I could not only go to the aquarium and indulge my nerdy, animal loving side but, as it’s on the ground floor of the Dubai Mall, I could also then indulge my inner shopaholic and go splash some cash. How fantastic! In all honesty, I totally adore aquariums, there is something totally hypnotic about the way the fish glide around so effortlessly with all their vivid, jewel colours. It’s as if you’re transported to a completely different world.
Obviously, Dubai is one of the most lavished, luxurious places on the planet but that doesn’t mean you should fork out for everything. The best things in life are free, right? So, a wander around the city, taking in the sights would definitely be high on my list of things to do because I just love being a total tourist. From watching the Dubai Fountain dancing in the afternoon sun (because only mad dogs and English men go out in the midday sun, you know) to marvelling at the amazing architectural masterpiece that is the Burj Khalifa. Of course, a laze on one of the many beaches would definitely be mandatory but, as I’m pale enough to pass as Casper the Friendly Ghost’s body double, sunbathing is not always the best option for me. Instead, I would be enjoying a frolic in the sea, covered in my factor 50 and then enjoying a good book before starting off on another adventure. The desert perhaps? I am a lover of nature and I’m more used to greenery of the countryside than the sand dunes of the desert so it would be an amazing change of scenery for me.
Enough daydreaming for me! The furthest I’m currently going is Silverstone in July which I am ridiculously excited about! Fingers crossed for a sunny one!
I will be doing another Formula 1 related post soon (sorry) because I have just updated my tshirt collection and, honestly, it is A.MAZ.ING!
I will be disappearing and reappearing with my posts so apologies in advance for more sporadic posting but my career comes first. So many animals to help, so little time.
If you are also wanting to enter via your own blog post or through the comments, please check out the full terms and conditions here.
Thank you for reading and I’ll hopefully (fingers crossed) be back again very soon!