My Visit to Dubai

Dubai was a place I always wondered about but not necessarily “dreamed” of going. I didn’t know of too many who visited and I was afraid of how “strict” the country was, based on the cultural standards there. Yes I know - a very closed minded mentality in that aspect; but when SIMPLY invited me to do a speaking engagement there, I jumped to the opportunity. I mean, when else would I have the chance to go to Dubai?

I was so happy I got to visit Dubai because it was one of the most beautiful places I had ever been. I’m glad I was able to see for myself and not judge based on stereotypes. Yes, it was strict; ex. dress appropriate, no alcohol served in a lot of places - but other than that? It was beyond normal. In fact, Dubai was exceptionally respectful with the most amazing service.


We stayed at the Kempinksi Hotel at the Mall of Emirates, which was a stunning hotel. When my husband and I arrived - they had set up beautiful desserts & flowers for us, along with chocolate photo of my family! The food? My goodness, insanely good. We would order the Mediterranean Continental every single morning. In fact, everywhere we ate in Dubai was delicious! It felt like home to me, since they had very similar foods to Armenians.

I did my speaking engagement with SIMPLY, which is always a pleasure and got to meet some of my fans all the way across the world. I was published in about 7 editorial magazines and newspapers! How crazy is that? Never in a million years did I ever think I would have a 2 page spread in the Newspaper.


Now what really made Dubai special, was the Dessert. They treated us to a days event at the Dessert where we went Camel riding & joined an evening show. I had never been to a Dessert before and I couldn’t believe how insanely beautiful it is in person. They took us on a drive on the sand as the sun was setting - I don’t think I had ever seen anything so magnificent before. Seriously, the whole thing was such an incredible experience. I could go on and on about Dubai; but really, you couldn't picture it until you saw it with your own eyes. If you EVER have the opportunity to go, you must visit!