Wine & Dine En-Route to Dubai
11 October 2017 TRAVEL
By Natasha Archary
As Kaya FM prepares for the most epic end to the year – The #DubaiIsKaya experience – we thought it would be a good idea to bring you a prelude of what you could expect when booking the trip of a lifetime.
The day is finally here and you board your flight to Dubai on the 27th November and step into a world where comfort comes standard with Emirates. Great care is taken to ensure that your flight is comfortable with Emirates going the extra mile to make every journey a destination itself with fine cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs.
All courses are designed with absolute precision and cater to every taste, whether it’s lunch or dinner the menu includes regionally inspired dishes with locally sourced ingredients and is accompanied by complimentary drinks during the flight. Sip on vintage wines & cocktails as you mentally unwind and get into vacation mode.
With a selection of wines from world-class vineyards in France, Germany, the USA, South Africa and New Zealand, you are at liberty to explore the Emirates wine-list for a glass to compliment every meal.
Wait, we’re in Dubai already?
Was that not the most comfortable 8 hours ever?
Allow yourself a moment to let it all sink in…you’re in Dubai, the tourism hub of the United Arab Emirates. After a relaxing flight, you join fellow Afropolitans for dining alfresco at one of the finest restaurants in the city – and long for a glass of wine to take it all in.
What? No! Alcohol isn’t allowed in Dubai right?
Wrong, one of the biggest misconceptions about Dubai is that alcohol cannot be consumed. And if you do, you will face serious repercussions. This is not entirely true and it’s also nothing like the exaggerated 24-hour booze-fueled party that Fast & Furious 7 painted.
With the large population of expats living in Dubai, alcohol consumption is allowed for non-muslims.
Tourists are permitted to drink in licensed restaurants, hotels and bars but it is an offence to drink in public places.
You let out a sigh of relief and proceed to order from an extensive list of cocktails, wine and even beer. The drinks in Dubai are worth every Dirham. With cutting-edge mixology, jaw-dropping wine lists and expertly curated liquor selections, the options are endless and perhaps the toughest decision would be…where do you start?
Drink in hand, what do you eat? When it comes to food, Dubai is almost too exotic to imagine. With restaurants serving virtually every national cuisine from around the world, the choice is yours.
Dubai is a city of firsts and nothing says quintessentially Dubai better than an Arabian night-style dinner in the desert. A typical evening here involves a traditional Dune Barbeque Dinner Safari and cultural immersion complete with camel rides, henna hand-painting, live folk music and perhaps even belly-dancers.
Are you ready to transport yourself to the city that defies the impossible?