Destination #5: Dubai
On their way back to New York, the couple stopped at two locations in the United Arab Emirates – first, Dubai. “Dubai always seemed so exotic and exciting. The culture alone is so intriguing,” says Lindsay. For their three-night stay, the couple selected Armani Hotel Dubai, a luxury property situated in the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building with over 160 stories. Since their accommodations were so centrally located, the pair was able to easily access Dubai Mall and the Dubai International Financial Center, which houses over 60 food and beverage outlets. Lindsay and Seth’s favorite meal was at Le Petite Maison, which offers French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine.
In addition to the high-end dining and shopping experiences, the couple also visited the vast Arabian Desert. Though the hotel concierge recommended several excursion programs, the pair opted to take a private tour so they could come and go as they pleased. “It was incredible to see and feel the desert’s whisperthin sand, some of which we brought home with us!” affirms Lindsay. In addition to viewing the sights, the couple partook in adventurous activities including camel riding, sand boarding, and dune bashing – a form of off-roading on sand dunes.