This weekend we decided to strip back and just relax. No fancy pre-planned Dubai outings, just a relaxed weekend seeing where the days take us. We opted for a chill day on Friday and a beach day on Saturday following a recommendation from a friend to go try out Salt on Kite Beach.
Friday we did the usual go for Jumm’ah prayer in the mosque and then as we were all hungry we went for a real late breakfast in JBR. Luckily for us the chef was happy to serve us breakfast as usually in Lavazza cafe they stop serving breakfast at 12pm and we had arrived at 3pm! I’m glad they allowed us to have breakfast as we definitely were in need of it! We all chose the full english breakfast, which included free coffee, orange juice and yoghurt with granola and berry compote – yum!
Kite Beach is renowned for Kite lovers. You are guaranteed to catch people flying their kites on this beach and it is fun watching the colourful kites swaying around. But that’s not all – it’s also known for water sports, such as surfing and Stand Up Paddling (lol random right?) Click here for more info on Kite Beach.
Unfortunately we got there a little close to sunset so we rushed to Salt to grab some food before heading towards the sand.
We are IN LOVE with Salt. This restaurant has the most juiciest beef burgers we have ever tasted. No seriously they were amazing. We all opted for the original beef sliders with cheese, original french fries and a pink lemonade – DIVINE! I would literally give the food 10/10 – there was nothing I didn’t like about the food….HOWEVER…. About the actual restaurant… They have a beach theme which is fine but they have a real messy way of serving – so you go order at the food truck, you go find yourself a seat and this entails silently fighting with other people to grab seats (you literally have to unattractively hover over people who are eating and then jump on the seats to claim your table lol) and then when your buzzer rings you go to food pick up area and then finally the drinks pick up area – messy right?!?!? I mean all they needed to do is have three members of staff taking orders instead of 10 and then have the extra staff helping you get seated! Oh also there is indoor seating with AC which we were lucky enough to grab – makes eating more enjoyable as you’re not swatting flies off your food lol!
As some of you may know we recently had UAE national flag day where everyone united to raise the UAE flag to respect and praise the efforts of those who created the United Arab Emirates and laid the foundation of the state as it is today. It’s a day of uniting together and sharing the meaning of the UAE flag with those who are new to the nation –
Red represents hardiness, bravery, strength and courage. The vertical red band can also be interpreted as binding all the other meanings together in unity.
Green represents hope, joy, optimism and love. It can also symbolise the country’s prosperity.
White represents peace and honesty. White is the purest colour, and is interpreted by some to symbolise cleanliness.
Black stands for the defeat of enemies, and also strength of mind.
Bellies full we headed off to the beach, rolled out the towels and whilst I lay down on the beach catching the sunset – the men ran off into the sea. It was so relaxing hearing the waves crashing, watching the sun set and hearing the groups of people having fun. We loved it. It’s a great beach area and isn’t as packed as Jumeirah Beach. So you really get to have a proper beach day on this side.
Just to note the wash rooms aren’t the best but they serve their purpose lol! JBR wash rooms are much better!
Once we had decided to make our way out of the beach we were lucky enough to catch a fireworks show – it was at this point we realised it’s 5th November…Bonfire night! Man we really do forget dates from the UK!
After the beautiful fireworks display we jumped into the car and made our way down to Souk Al Bahar for some desert and to wind down before the start of a new working week! We sat in Shakespeare and Co which gave us beautiful views of the Burj Khalifa and partial views of the fountain show – a great end to the weekend and definitely prepped us for the week ahead!