Relaxation from business seems to be a necessity to our existence; to take an occasional holiday, therefore, is not only justifiable but highly commendable.William Wordsworth
So last week I ticked off a “To Do” from my list before my 40th!! I went to Dubai with two of my best girlfriends!
We had the most amazing time! We relaxed. We laughed. We chatted. We laughed until we cried. We ate. We drank. We swam. We sunbathed. We were tourists. We were friends on holiday.
This holiday was just what I needed. Not only was this a pre-celebration of my 40th birthday; it was a proper relaxation after a stressful work situation over the past year, ongoing illnesses and a lack of a real break. it was 5 days of pure bliss!!
We stayed at the Hilton Al Hamra Golf and Beach Resort in Ras Al Khaimah; about an hour outside of Dubai. The hotel and its staff were excellent; I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. It is a wonderful idea to stay outside of the busyness of Dubai and to have the beach and sea alongside pools and jacuzzis at your beck and call. It is absolute paradise.
We didn’t go all that way without going into Dubai of course! We got our Tourist sides on and off we went for a full on private tour of Dubai culminating in a trip to the 125th floor of the Burj Khalifa and the dancing fountains. We saw everything, photographed everything and have a lifetime of memories.
For all the walking, the driving, the getting in and out of cars all day, whilst tiring it was still incredibly relaxing. How odd is it that doing something out of the ordinary can be relaxing when exerting that much energy on an ordinary day would have you reaching for your duvet by mid-afternoon? What a difference a change in scenery and from the day to day work can make. We all need this from time to time.
This holiday reminded me who I was as an individual. This holiday I was just me – not Mummy, not a Wife – just a friend having the most amazing girly holiday, relaxing and making some amazing memories.
Thanks girls! I commend us for taking time off and I love you!! Xx 😘