Happiness is when your best friend surprises you with a complimentary breakfast invitation.
My bestie happened to randomly participate in one of the online competitions held by GlamBox Middle East, giving the winning lucky fans a chance to enjoy a day at the pool and have a breakfast at Les Cuisines, Sofitel Dubai Downtown. All we had to do is, like & share the post, mention below the friends name so they would participate too. That’s it!
I really don’t know what was in her mind that she enrolled my name when she could have easily mentioned her husband or anyone else. Well, to our surprise, she won the prize and we just could not stop talking about it. It was such a surprise for us too and I guess I had to be the lucky one here and we had a feeling like it was just meant for the two of us. Anyway, after looking at our schedule we finally decided that we will confirm a day and confirm our reservation.
We are all excited about our day out and are planning on what to wear, when to leave home, what accessories to match, etc., etc., you know how it is when two besties get along alone, nothing can stop them; not even time and when we are together we can go on for hours and hours and end of it we just laugh out loud and wonder were we started.
Finally, we got our reservation confirmed and planned to leave home by 7:30 or 08:00 am so we don’t hit the traffic. Traffic in the morning hours can really get you crazy and if you are in a hurry, then that’s it. I’ve kept my dress & accessories ready & also packed extra clothes incase we get into to the pool which we were not soo sure about as the weather is really hot and we do not want ourselves to end up getting tan or heat rash.
We both started off as planned and got to the hotel using the GPRS as we both were not sure of the location and moreover my bestie is a new driver. It was fun driving thou. We arrived at the hotel and parked our car right in front of the hotel to avail the valet parking, we walked inside the Sofitel Dubai Downtown and were already feeling awesome seeing the ambience and the light music that played along the gallery as we made ourselves to the restaurant.
We indulged ourselves as we relished the buffet breakfast. For a moment, we went back to the holidays we last spent in Mombasa, Kenya. We soo much wanted to take photographs yet got lost in our own world as we enjoyed the delicious breakfst.
After our breakfast we made our way to the pool area. It was hot yet the cool wind and the blue color of the pool brought immediate calmness in my mind and just made us feel soo fresh and relaxed.
As we relaxed beside the pool, we spoke about a couple of things, shared our opinions and time just flew by as we suddenly realised that we had to leave the place before the traffic hits back on the road. So, we decided to leave the place and head back home.
It truly was a day well spent. Looking forward for many more special moments like these…till then its cheers to the best besties!
You can check the overview of the hotel here https://www.zomato.com/dubai/les-cuisines-sofitel-dubai-downtown-downtown-dubai/photos?category=ambience