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Emirates airlines yesterday announced they are launching a new route from Stansted airport to Dubai with over 150 connections worldwide. This has created much interest for those that live in Essex and Eastern England, both Peterborough and Milton Keynes are highly populated for UK travellers to fly abroad, plus for international visitors to UK it creates more tourism outside of London city centre, Cambridge is one of the most picturesque cities in the area and has a lot to offer tourists with its old buildings, river Cam, Cathedral and of course the University.

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The daily route will begin from June 2018 using three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. They will feature 6 of the brand new first class suites, 42 seats in business class and 306 in economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

emirates food firstEmirates have recently overhauled their Boeing 777 aircraft with a multi-million dollar upgrade that includes newly-designed seats and upgraded in flight entertainment systems in all classes. Emirates are known throughout their fleet for their excellent service and spacious seats, the most exciting news however is the launch of their new suites in first class, these are a new innovation for Emirates, only launching last month on selected aircraft. They have private suites featuring floor to ceiling sliding doors, sleek design inspired by Mercedes-Benz S-Class and offering up to 40 square feet of space, with a 1-1-1 configuration. The idea to collaborate with Mercedes was a concept to bring together two global brands who are renowned for innovation, comfort and luxury designed with soft leather seating, high-tech control panels and mood lighting.

Emirates airlines are very popular with cruise passengers, especially noting that they offer a grand 30kg luggage allowance p/p. Many cruise lines offer itineraries from Dubai in the Winter months sailing around the Emirate states or sailing further afield to India. Emirates also fly much further afield so you can still travel in absolute comfort to Singapore, Thailand, Australia to join your cruise

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Whether its Afternoon Tea on the 74th Floor of the Jumeirah Etihad Towers, a day sand surfing in the Desert or a ride on the worlds fastest roller coaster, Abu Dhabi has everything to offer!

Each day of my trip in Abu Dhabi was jam-packed full of fun and exciting trips. I didn’t want the days to end but my feet certainly did!

As we were being hosted by the fabulous Celebrity Cruise Line, they gave us all a taste of their wonderful Excursions that are being offered to Cruise passengers in Abu Dhabi.

Day one started with a trip to the indoor theme park; Ferrari World. This is home to the worlds fastest rollercoaster, and yes, I did go on it! From 0-240km in 4 seconds you are given goggles to wear before getting on the ride. The coaster train is of course an extra-long Formula 1 car, as the feeling you get when setting off is supposed to be the same as the F1 drivers feel when driving the cars.

 

Ferrari World Entrance
Ferrari World Entrance

 

Ferrari World
Ferrari World

 

Ferrari World
Ferrari World

 

The Worlds Fastest Rollercoaster
The Worlds Fastest Rollercoaster

 

Arriving back at the station in Ferrari World
On the 4th row – Arriving back at the station in Ferrari World

To be honest, I really wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would have been with Ferrari world. I suggest this be for car fans, men and children. Its something for the boys and their toys. One great thing about this place is that YAS mall is attached to the entrance to Ferrari world, which means ladies, you can shop at some of the best stores in Abu Dhabi, whilst letting the men go free in Ferrari world… BONUS!!

Universal Studios Abu Dhabi will be opening in 2018. I can’t wait for this!!!!

After our trip in Ferrari world, we were then taken to the AMAZING Yas Viceroy Hotel where we had a beautiful hosted lunch in the Italian Restaurant: Amici. This was a beautiful restaurant with wonderful food. One thing to know about the restaurants in the Yas Viceroy Hotel is that they bring in the chefs from around the world, depending on the type of cuisine on offer. So for example, the chef at Amici is Italian and was brought from Italy to provide the best of the Cuisine. It really was a beautiful lunch here and would recommend you visit! You can dine inside or outside in a very tranquil environment.

Yas Viceroy
Dessert at Amichi – Yas Viceroy

The hotel itself is stunning, very modern and being on the F1 Grand Prix track is an added bonus. Guest rooms are guaranteed either a Marina or a Track view. 499 rooms on offer, its a large hotel! #YASVICEROY

Yas Viceroy Hotel & Marina
Yas Viceroy Hotel & Marina
Room view - Yas Viceroy
Room view – Yas Viceroy
Yas Viceroy Swimming Pool
Yas Viceroy Swimming Pool
Yas Viceroy Swimming Pool
Yas Viceroy Swimming Pool
Lounge - Yas Viceroy
Lounge – Yas Viceroy

Guests at the Yas Viceroy hotel can make sure of the shuttles that go 50 times a day from the hotel to the surrounding sights, including Yas Beach. Guests also have the pass to yas beach included when they stay at the hotel. A beautiful beach offering great music and food! open 10am ’til 2am.

 

Yas Beach
Yas Beach
Yas Beach
Yas Beach

One of my favourite trips in Abu Dhabi, was having High Tea at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers. Located on the 74th Floor of one of the towers, the Observation deck offers afternoon tea with a view you will never forget! Cakes and hot snacks are on included when you purchase Afternoon High Tea.

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Jumeirah Etihad Towers Swimming Pool
Jumeirah Etihad Towers Swimming Pool
View from Observation 300 - 74th Floor
View from Observation 300 – 74th Floor
Looking down from Observation 300 - 74th Floor
Looking down from Observation 300 – 74th Floor
High Tea Observation deck 300
High Tea Observation deck 300
High Tea Observation deck 300
High Tea Observation deck 300

Be sure to visit the Emirates Palace Hotel, the worlds most expensive hotel to be built. Everything you see that is the colour gold, IS GOLD! Fun fact: when they change light fittings in the lobby, staff and guests are known to be on their hands and knees picking up the gold that falls! Emirates Palace is also home to the worlds most expensive Christmas Tree. Decorated in Diamonds and Gold, the tree costs a cool $11 million.

You will also find the worlds first GOLD vending machine. This is where you can pick up your 24ct gold bars. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough space in my case to purchase any 🙂

Like other hotels, they have their own private beach and they also have their own camels for you to ride down the beach.

The Emirates Palace Hotel
The Emirates Palace Hotel
The Emirates Palace Lobby
The Emirates Palace Lobby
The Emirates Palace Lobby
The Emirates Palace Lobby
Gold Vending Machine - The Emirates Palace
Gold Vending Machine – The Emirates Palace

The absolutely best highlight of the trip, for me, was the Desert Safari. WOW!!! Here we drove the dunes in a jeep, sand surfed, rode camels and sat on carpets to have lunch. We had the morning until after lunch in the desert, and I wish we could have stayed longer!

The desert is only an hour from Abu Dhabi.

Fun in the Desert
Fun in the Desert
Camel ride in the Desert
Camel ride in the Desert
Camel farm in the desert
Camel farm in the desert
Lunch in the Desert
Lunch in the Desert
Camel farm in the desert
Camel farm in the desert

 

I am already in the process of planning my return trip to Abu Dhabi and cruising from here to see the wonderful surrounding countries. I will for sure be doing these trips AGAIN!

If you have any questions or need me to help with planning your trip, give me a call!

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Explores and travelers alike should definitely make a cruise to Dubai the top of their bucket list.

With the rain, snow and generally cold weather in the UK why not Cruise to Dubai for guaranteed sunshine, with a flight duration of just seven hours (medium haul) this place is not to be missed.

With fantastic 5* Hotels, Shopping Malls, Restaurants, Palm Island you’ll be spoilt for choice. Average daily temperatures of 27oC in the winter, warmer than the Canaries and Egypt, the extra 2 hours of flight will be well worth it. Fly with the 5* Airline Emirates from your local major airport.