|Outfit of the day, lulz: PJs by Blood Orange|
DAY 1: FRIDAY
2:30 pm. We quickly checked in and got to our room which was just beyond our expectations. The hotel management had generously given us their executive room and I was seriously so grateful for this extra bit of indulgence. We wanted to hang out right there but their Friday brunch was happening (read my previous review here) so we went down to the restaurant to eat (obviously).
2:30 – 3:30 pm. Had a long, relaxed brunch at Fountain Restaurant at the hotel. I loved their sushi from last time so I had a load of that. The dessert menu had new items this time and I was thrilled to find two of my faves: sticky mango rice and stick date pudding. Stuffed myself. Then came back to the room, took a few quick pictures of the bed before destroying it and got down to business.
3:30 – 6:00 pm. We were so stuffed, all we could do was just crash in bed with little to zero movement. After a bit both of us wanted chai and I generously took one for the team and moved out of my food coma to make it for us. Hung out in bed, had my self-sacrificing chai, read my favorite blogs (I have no idea what N was reading), checked Instagram/Snapchat and had the best time.
6:00 – 9:00 pm. Because N has trouble breathing if he doesn’t go to the cinema at least once a week, he booked us in for The Magnificent Seven at the nearby mall and so we drove there, got some cola and watched the movie. It was good fun. Came back and were shocked to discover we were hungry again.
9:00 – 10:00 pm. N ordered room service (which is nearly half the point of staying at a hotel for me, room service is KING) while I did my nails. We decided we wanted to watch another movie so N set up Netflix on TV and we picked Ocean’s Eleven which I hadn’t seen.
10:00 – 12:00 am. Had the most amazing club sandwich (I’m a club sandwich lover) while N had a beef burger. It was so kickass having such comfort food on the couch with an easy watch. We decided Day 1 was a success and went to sleep.
DAY 2: SATURDAY
9:00 am. I woke up before N, made myself some tea and quietly read in bed.
10:00 am. N woke up and ordered me (shameful) to call in for room service breakfast. The staycation was putting me in a zen mood so I tolerated this fascist attitude and called in for an American breakfast.
10:30 – 11:30 am. Had a glorious, big breakfast of pancakes (for me) and eggs (for N). It was such a big spread, I’m glad we only ordered one. Had more chai and decided we were ready to begin doing nothing all over again.
11:30 – 2:30 pm. One of my life dreams is to hang out in a hotel robe all day and so I began preparations to pursue this dream. Got a face mask on, took a relaxed shower, jumped into my robe and then consequently into bed with my book and music. I’d made a tiny playlist before coming and so I put that on – the sound system in the room was fabulous, and it all felt realz goodz.
2:30 – 5:30 pm. N wanted to work on a personal project of his so he decided to go to the Executive Lounge with his laptop. I wanted to dress up for no reason so I stayed back in the room, did my hair, put on makeup, changed into socially acceptable clothes and joined N in the Executive Lounge. They had a ton of snacks out so I loaded my plate, crashed on a couch and spent the most pointless, enjoyable time on my phone. Chatted with friends, read silly articles, again had the best time.
5:30 – 6:00 pm. I wanted to check out the hotel so N and I went for a walk around the property. Randomly checked out the gym, pool, salon, all the restaurants.
6:00 – 7:30 pm. Came back to the room. Bee-lined for the tub/Jacuzzi because one of my missions in life on this trip was to have a killer bath. I’d brought my own bath products, had the most luxurious time (you should really try it out if you haven’t already, the bath salts relax your muscles like a sixteen-hand massage). Came back and hung out like a zombie next to N until he was ready for dinner.
7:30 – 9:00 pm. We decided to try out one of the restaurants at the hotel and decided on the Indian one called Chutney. Had a slow, happy dinner with bhindi, qorma, garlic naan (all very good), talked a lot.
9:00 – 12:00 am. Came back to the room with plans to watch Oceans Twelve. Ordered in Movenpick ice-cream desserts and had them in bed with George Clooney. Called it a night.
DAY 3: SUNDAY
8:00 am. Woke up the next morning, quickly packed, said goodbye to the room and headed down to Fountain Restaurant for our last breakfast. Had a mix of lots of things, felt accomplished in life. Checked out and headed home 🙂
Hope you guys enjoyed our tiny trip.
And in case you missed the swan story on Instagram, check it out here. Until next time.
+ Here‘s Movenpick Bur Dubai’s website if you’d like to check it out.