DUBAI – Hyatt Regency Creekside

I had to go to Dubai for a doctors appointment so we decided to turn it into a weekend stay. So we booked a night at Hyatt Regency Creekside since it was very close to the clinic.

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Tim enjoyed his stay at the hotel, he went for a swim and a massage. I spent the time with Renee talking and catching up and consuming the stuff in the mini fridge and mini bar. Guess What? IT WAS ALL FREE LOL since we booked a Club Member room.

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The hotel offers a variety of restaurants and we had dinner at La Tablita, an authentic Mexican restaurant. The hotel is huge and has a lot of things to do and the location is really great, it has easy access to all parts of Dubai and also has a mall (Wafi Mall) near by and 15 minutes walk to the metro station.

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Z Hostel – Makati, Manila

Tim and I stayed at Z Hostel in Manila for a couple of nights and it’s one of the best hostels we stayed at. We didn’t pay much and location was suburb. At the roof top they’ve got a bar which turns into a mini club and has an amazing view of the city.

We highly recommend the hostel whenever you visit Manila. Z Hostel offers good breakfast and a nice cozy common area to use your laptop or read a book. The hostel also offers good recommendations on what to do around the city.

Budget : $$

Hotel Service : 8/10

Visited : March 2017

Tips :

  • Check out the area around the hostel. It has one of the best night life in Manila.

*this is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own

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A Luxurious Weekend Stay in Dubai Desert

Tim and I booked a 1 night stay at Bab Al Shams for the weekend. The hotel is expensive and seems far from civilisation but actually it is quite close to Al Maktoum Airport.

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Since we always book our hotel stays with Booking.com,  are now registered as a ‘Genius Member’  so we get discounted rates. We paid AED 855 (£ 176) for 1 night stay with no breakfast. The breakfast was served at Al Forsan which costs AED 130 (£37) per person. Luckily we didn’t purchase the stay with breakfast because we slept till check out. We stayed up late the night before chilling at Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge. We smoked Shisha AKA Hookah and had burgers & pizza for dinner. (So much for healthy eating)

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Hotel check in world wide usually starts at 14:00 but what Tim and I do is, we arrive at 11:00 and use the amenities of the hotel before checking in. However, a room was available upon arrival so we managed to check in early and also got our room upgraded from Superior Room to a Terrace King Room. The room reminded us of the Riad we stayed at in Morocco; the bed was extremely comfy that also explains why we over slept. Tim and I spent most of our time by the pool to get a tan while reading a book but I had to stop because the glue melted and the pages were falling off. (That’s when a Kindle is needed) Anyway the hotel has 3 swimming areas, the first one has a pool bar,  the second one overlooks the desert and the third one has beach chairs to swim and sun bathe.

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We highly recommend you to visit the place, there are lots of activities to do and the hotel also facilitates a lot of desert activities.

Hotel Rating : 5 STARS

Budget : $$$$$

Hotel Service : 9/10

Visited : 30th June 2017

Hotel Activities Include : Spa, Desert Drive, Came Riding Picture with the Falcon and Archery.

Tips : Camel Ride is free from 17:00 – 18:00. At Check In always ask for the free came ride. In addition, if you are an Emirates NBD card holder, you’ll be able to avail 15% discount from all the restaurants in the hotel.

Restaurants : Al Hadeerah, Masala, Al Forsan, Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge, Al Shurooq Lounge, Ya Hala Bar & Pool Bar

Yella Habibi Enjoy Your Stay

*this is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own