Often the hectic pace of life might throw me off-kilter, but when the Dubai – Sun, Sand And Serenity calls, I must go… Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. There is so much truth in this sentiment.
Sometimes life happens and we lose sight of what’s most important. We start valuing accomplishments and acquisitions over more intangible treasures like creating memories and spending quality time with our loved ones.
It is so easy to lose myself in my crazy work schedule. When I take the time to travel, to re-connect, to recharge, I realise that the success I crave is happiness and it often dwells in the power of a moment.
Taking some time out for rest & recuperation is crucial. It’d been over a year since we took to the skies. Both hub and I weren’t able to plan a holiday with so much going on and our hectic schedules, so we decided on a quick getaway to Dubai last year to get our fix of Dubai’s Sun, Sand and Serenity.
Dubai – The Way I Perceive It
When I touch down at the Dubai International airport, it doesn’t really matter how tired and bogged down I have been; I always feel blissful. And it isn’t anxiety-driven high. It is the high of knowing that the worries of the world are now far behind. Not just me, but for hubby as well 🙂 People say they can smell the ocean. Well, I can recognise the scent of sun-drenched dunes and the peculiar serene stillness of the desert anywhere.
Dubai, to me, is not just shopping, decadence and luxury or the golden spoils that decorate the little shops and souks. Dubai is the epitome of unhurried progress. You can see signs of economic prosperity everywhere. Yet it doesn’t come at the cost of inner peace or contentment. You have to experience the culture to know the difference.
Sun, Sand and Serenity | Dubai Leaves Me Feeling Richer
I always make it a point to visit the local markets in Dubai. Not just the awe-inspiring malls decked with lights and towering spires, but the small shops that are hidden away behind the more opulent tourist guide recommendations. I spend hours going through the wares, tasting the exotic dry fruit, perusing the ethnic jewellery and marvelling at the purity of the saffron strands.
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Another favourite Dubai speciality is the desert safari. There is something so sacred about the far-flung villages that dot the desert. When you navigate the yellow sand and hear the Eagles let loose their haunting cries above. The sense of plenty within fills my cup up to the brim.
I take away the security of always having enough and valuing the simpler things that bring joy. I let the inner child in me take control – at least for a while.
My passion calls for me to embrace chic, polish and glamour. The Dubai desert is my go-to haunt to reconnect with the idea that sophistication and surrender can coexist side by side in harmony. And the synergy is beautiful.