I have just got back from teaching in Dubai here are my 5 things that have to be seen to be believed in Dubai.

Lucy in Dubai

1. An urban masterpiece, the tallest free standing building in the world, a feat of engineering and technology climbed by Tom Cruise in the last Mission Impossible. You can go to the 124th floor in about 5 seconds in the lift and see Dubai in all its glory, we went at night time and it was if we were inside a giant pinball machine.


2. The Dancing Fountain.The dancing fountain is in the Burj Khalifa lake downtown Dubai right next to the Dubai Mall and infront of the Burj Khalifa. 22,000 gallons of airborne water make this the biggest fountain in the world, the water reaches the height of a 50 storey building, choreographed to music (Lionel Richie was my favourite) with an amazing light show, it can be seen from 20 miles on the ground and can even be seen from outer space.

3.The Dubai Mall Aquarium. Set in the Dubai Mall is the world’s largest viewing panel at 32.8m wide and 8.3m high. Dubai Aquarium has more than 33,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species including over 400 sharks and rays.

4. The indoor Ski Dubai, set in the Mall of the Emirates is an actual Ski slope, they even have penguins!?!

5. 101 Lounge. Eating out, take a taxi to the Royal Mirage The Palace, it’s the oldest hotel in Dubai, at a staggering 18 years old! There you will be shuttled to a jetty picked up by a James Bondesque boat and driven to the 101 Lounge restaurant, set on stilts in the water off of the Palm. At about £80 a head, it’s well worth it. You have to prebook mind.

Lucy and Reena Patel at the Royal Mirage The Palace.

Don’t forget your Bed Head when you’re off to the sun.. I took a supply of Some Like it Hot…

If you live in Dubai and you are interested in makeup artistry, I will be back teaching in October at the Pullman Hotel, Mall of the Emirates, click below for more details.

See ya!