This week, I’m so excited to say that business mogul and perfumer Jo Malone makes a return to the podcast, transporting us to the Middle East in this Dubai Destination Special. For avid listeners you might remember that back in Season 2 when Jo joined me as a guest, she talked about Dubai with such love, picking it as one of her all time favourites, she spends about a month each year out there, so I could think of no one better to join us today as we uncover her Dubai travel diaries, her favourite spots, hidden gems and recommendations as someone who knows the city so well.
And later, we’ll be joined Dubai-based travel journalist Sarah Hedley-Hymers, who has her finger on the pulse of everything that is worth knowing about Dubai, and together they both really evoke the sights, the scents, and vibrancy of this Emirati city, and really get under its skin - beyond its glamorous and shiny first impressions, they really reveal its heart and heritage too.
It’s February 2021 right now, and unfortunately that means that for most of us travel is currently extremely restricted, which is especially disappointing as Dubai is such a wonderful spot for some winter sun. But I hope this episode inspires you to visit when we are all able to travel easily again.
So, from desert nights under the stars to the heady aromas of the spice market, abra boat rides across the historic Dubai creek to its beaches and luxury hotels, let’s head to Dubai.
- Dubai desert
- Dubai Creek
- Spice Market
- The One & Only The Residence
- Fish Beach Taverna, Le Meridien
- W Hotel
- Musandam Peninsula, Oman
- Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
- Perfume House
- Abra rides at Dubai Creek
- Dubai Fountain
- Burj Khalifa
- Dubai Mall Aquarium
- The Pointe Fountain
- Food District, The Pointe
- Jumeriah Beach Residence
- Jumeriah Lake Towers
- Streetery, Dubai
- Vietnamese Foodies, Dubai
- Pitfire Pizza, Dubai
- Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
- Al Maha Desert Resort
- Sonara Camp
For more information and inspiration to plan your holiday to Dubai visit www.visitdubai.com or follow them on Instagram @visit.dubai
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Today’s episode was recorded during the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown. It was produced by Holly Rubenstein.
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