Day trip to the Sand Dunes – Dubai 2017

Day trip to the Sand Dunes – Dubai 2017

Hey guys! Today’s post was really exciting for me to edit! It was my first time to a desert and I was excited to dress for it. We decided to do a quick shoot in the desert because I knew it was going to be breathtaking! I mean, IT WAS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! An experience I definitely wanted to capture.

Desert Style

Before the desert tour, I struggled a little deciding on what to wear. Also, being in the Middle East, you have to be mindful of what you wear. It is always important to be respectful of the culture wherever you go. I thought the desert would be scorching hot and I wasn’t sure if shorts were allowed. So, I chose this maxi skirt I had with me and it was perfect! Something flowy, loose and with light material works very well in the desert. To be honest, a late noon tour was great because the sun was slowly starting to set and it wasn’t very hot anymore.

Desert Style

Desert Style

Desert Style

Desert Style

I try to catch the sunset wherever I travel to. This experience was by far the BEST I’ve had so far. The serenity of being in a desert with such great company and best of all, a beautiful sunset. It was worth the experience!

Desert Style

Desert Style

Desert Style

Desert Style

Desert Style

Quick disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I’ve based this on my experience and wanted to share it with you guys 🙂

What was included – Desert Tour AED275 per person:
  1. The transport to and from the hotel
  2. Sand dune riding
  3. A camel ride experience
  4. Buffet dinner with non-alcoholic drinks
  5. Belly dancing entertainment

You spend about 4 hours in total during this tour. Anything additional such as riding the ATV and alcoholic drinks are charged separately. Pretty good for first timers like me. If you ever visit Dubai, check with your hotel concierge about such tours.

Desert Style

What I’m wearing:

Outfit 1:
Tomas Maier one-shoulder top (more from this designer here)
Asos skirt
Quay x Kylie sunglasses (also in black)
Hermes & Louis Vuitton bracelet

Outfit 2:
Bought this at the souvenir shop on the way to the desert!



  1. October 3, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    OMG! These pictures are so stunning. I’m jealous! Maybe I missed this but where exactly is this?!

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

    • October 3, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      Hi Katie, this is in Dubai Desert Safari 🙂 It’s really an experience! Highly recommended.

  2. October 3, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I love your outfit! You look amazing!


    • October 3, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Thanks Linda. Checking out your blog!

  3. October 3, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    These photos are stunning! I love the white skirt!

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you Emily! The white skirt is from Asos.

  4. October 3, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Great look and photos! And that teal .. I have no idea what that is called but it’s gorgeous! These photos are seriously amazing!!
    xo Jen from

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:01 pm

      Hey Jen, they had plenty of designs and colour. Was so glad I found the teal. Such a trendy colour too 🙂

  5. Ana Prodanovic
    October 3, 2017 / 11:44 pm

    I am going to the desert soon, thanks for sharing these tips! <3

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Hey Ana, glad to help. Let me know how your trip goes! Would love to see your final outfit choice.

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      Thank you Maggie. 🙂 Have a great day! x

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:03 pm

      Thank you for your comment Beatriz! xx

  6. October 5, 2017 / 4:41 am

    Really Appreciate this update, how can I make is so that I get an email sent to me when you write a new article?

    • October 5, 2017 / 12:05 pm

      Hey Elvia, you can sign up for my newsletter. However, I am facing some glitch at the moment and it is not emailing updates to my subscribers. Leave me your Instagram/Twitter and I can update you whenever there’s a new post! xx

  7. jenny heenan
    December 13, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Hi Melissa! Its Jenny from Melbourne ???? Im doing this same tour in Dubai next April, the travel agent booked it in my package and its the same one lol ????????so thanks for this desert tip ????????

    • December 23, 2017 / 10:35 am

      Hey Jenny, I lived in Melbourne for a couple of years! You will have an amazing time for sure ???? Don’t forget to get in early on buying the souvenir! They sell out fast. Have a wonderful trip babe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join us on the list and never miss a post!