Now that my Youtube channel is up and running I will be releasing a four-segment series of my favorite spots in Dubai. This will be great for those of you who are planning a trip to Dubai in the near future and want to know the must-see spots!
I started off in the city of Abu Dhabi, which is the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and is about 45 minutes south of Dubai. I was eager to go there for the sole purpose of visiting one of the most breathtaking mosques, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – the largest mosque in all of UAE. It was an initiative spearheaded by the late Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan, the former ruler of the country.
Its aesthetic and architectural appeal was tremendous. The design of the mosque was influenced by a combination of Moorish, Mughal, and Persian mosques, especially by the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco (remember I posted about that mosque from my trip to Morocco? Click here to read it) The dome layout, the archways, the minaret, the call to prayer, and the overall experience of just being there was unforgettable. You MUST add this spot to your itinerary; you wont regret it. It will likely end up being one of the highlights of your trip.
In terms of dress code, your best bet is to wear an abaya (long cloak) or a long dress with a scarf. I wore a black dress with gold sequin, and I have to say this is one of my favorite dresses EVER. It’s by KAMAL Beverly Hills of course ;) It’s simple yet exquisite. The fabric is a rich silk crepe that is lightweight but not sheer, and the embellishments shimmer so nicely with the different lighting. It also has a waist tie so you can adjust the fitting accordingly.
I really love how versatile the dress is; its fancy enough to wear to a wedding, yet simple enough to wear to a more causal event. It’s available in three colors; black, ruby, and yellow. You can purchase it at their store or buy it online!
Dress: KAMAL Beverly Hills | Scarf: KINZA