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After spending our first day after arriving in Dubai catching up on the ZZZ's and chilling by the pool to get our skin kissed my the Arabian sun, we woke up on Wednesday morning ready for a day of sight seeing.
My brother in law had his car to take us around all sorts of places in Dubai and for our first stop was Le Mer beach for a breakfast and a gander round.

At around 10:30am it was already over 30 degrees which was just heaven. The heat was unreal so we made sure to lather up on sunscreen. My husband made the describing point of the year... 'the sun basically dries up your sweat before it can even make you sticky'. It did exactly that, i didn't feel overly sweaty at all with all of the heat, it was hot and heavy but as it was such a dry heat, i barely perspired... (just a little insight into my bodily functions there for you)

After parking the car, we totted up the escalators to find almost an outdoor shopping mall, with tons of restaurants, bars and shopping stores. It was so quiet that only a few people were in sight, walking in and out of the stores almost felt deserted and that you had the whole place to yourself at this time in the morning.

I really like the fact that the outdoor amusements were almost a little block between the beach and the main road. It was so peaceful and tranquil and felt like you were miles away from any hussle and bussle from the roads which makes it feel super private. 

Walking to our breakfast destination, we walked along side the beach which looked like those tropical screen savers you find on your desktop. The cleanliness was just UNREAL. No litter on the floor, every thing was tidy and well thought out. There were staff around the beach that could help assist you with directions or anything you needed to know. I often saw many of them with brooms keeping the sand off the wooden decking to keep everything look pristine. 

We stopped off for breakfast, i can't remember what the restaurant was called and can't even find it on google maps, sad times :(
& i unfortunately didn't get any pictures because my mouth was too darn quick to get the food in ma belly. Alls i can tell you is that it was a delicious oven baked hot dish with sweet potato squares, tomato and baked eggs, nom nom.
IT WAS DEVINE. The presentation, the service in there was next to non. Our waiter was so polite and friendly and made us feel so welcome. 

After we took another stroll around to take in every little detail. We didn't stay on the beach this day as we planned to come back for a full on lounging by the ocean type morning a few days later. They had fabulous coloured beach huts which of course i had to get a picture with. The colours complimented all of the little details around the beach, such a surf boards, all of the wooden decking to walk on, shower buckets to wash the sea salt out of your hair, a little rock pool beach where you could paddle your feet into and even some swings, which me and Richard took full advantage of.

They of course also had toilets, changing rooms and shower rooms too, so you didn't have to worry about wearing wet clothes home or holding in all the water you would be drinking to stay hydrated.

Later in the week when we came back for a sunbathing morning. From the place we were staying we took a taxi which took us around 10-15 minutes to get to Le Mer including morning traffic and cost us around 20 AED. 

It was a lot busier on the beach but still so much space to feel you have privacy and room. The sand was scorching so i made sure to bring my flip flops that i could easy walk onto the sand with, without burning my tootsies. We took shade underneath a palm tree and soaked up the warmth listening to the music the had playing throughout the beach as well as hearing a few screams coming from the water park that you could see in the distance.

They also have options to hire out sun beds which not many people decided to do. But it is so nice to have the option there if you want it. I like the fact that you have to pay a little towards them as it means there's more chance of you getting one if you want one rather than them being hogged all day by hardcore beach go-ers. 

When getting into the water, boy oh boy, people wasn't kidding when they said it would be like stepping into a hot bath... it was bliss. No shivering, no plucking up the courage to submerge my shoulders, but still cool enough to get some relief from the heat. It was just right. The sand underneath was so soft i couldn't help but dig my toes into it. Then just before we were hopping out of the water we turned to look at the skyline and there behind us was the Burj Khalifa. I so wish i had a go pro that i could have taken in the water with me to show you the view we saw. It was magnificent. Upon seeing this amazing sight we stayed in the water for 10 minutes more then walked out back to our towels, where we were dried from the heat of the sun so quickly.

The sand was no painfully full of pebbles or shells. A few broken pieces of shell to cause a little 'ou' feeling on your feet but nothing that would give you an unpleasant, hobbling walk to the ocean. 

I highly recommend going to visit Le Mer beach if you are visiting Dubai. Usually when going to the beach you have to plan your day down to the T. Wether that being when your going to have food or even having to bring your own food. Having to organise and find the nearest toilets and dreading getting in faREEZING cold water. 
But not at LE MER.

 It was such a wonderful beach that i have to say it was the best beach i have ever been too, a pure haven. 

Thank you so much for reading my first chapter in my Dubai Diaries!

See you soon xx

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