Dalia El Ali, founder of Dee by Dalia, has been designing for the past year and half. Dee by Dalia is based in Dubai and specialized in women ready to wear cloth…” I am originally Palestinian Lebanese grew up in Al Ain-UAE”.
Travel Junkie Diary
Here is her Diary
Destination Barcelona, Spain
I have always heard about how beautiful is Spain and the architect is very unique. I love traveling and learning about new cultures especially that Spain in know to have amazing food . Since am child I was inspired by their flamingo dresses and the beautiful fabrics they use
Stayed in ARTS Hotel
The hotel was lovely on the marine and right next to the Zoo .The rooms were specious and luxurious with lovely view of the beach .They had one of the cutest roof pools with a lovely garden around it we used to have breakfast in that garden.
They had a very good sushi restaurant and a lovely bar on the terrace which a lovely view of the marina. The area of the hotel is great there lots of local seafood restaurants on the beach and clubs under it. All the people will be jogging at morning and you will find lots on their bicycles going to work ,it’s very central.
In your suitcase I had two bags. One bag of shorts, swimsuits, t-shirts, nice shirts, flip-flops and my trusty low-top converse. My other bag was my camera-gear backpack and my tripod of course
Diary We went to the Zoo the first day we arrived. The zoo in Barcelona is one of the best we have seen and is wonderful for kids. We would walk around Las Ramblas and watched the entertainments on the streets and street acts. We visited Park Guell and fell in love with spain’s architecture, history and art. It was very inspiring and beautiful. The stair way and the rooms and walls were built in such a beautiful sense of art .
We also went to Montjuic hill by the cable car where were able to view the lovely port and Barc it such a panoramic view that you don’t want to miss. There is also a small garden and hotel there that is lovely to sit and read a book.
Dined in We’ve tried lots of interesting restaurants in Barc there is a very famous one called TICKETS that you need to book a month ahead of time. Their menu is mainly tapas but all made using science methods.The decoration of the restaurant is amazing..there was super funky chairs with different colors and benches upside down its defiantly a must.They had this weird egg shaped jelly olives juice that you have never tried anything like it.
We have also tried PAKTA the chief is very famous and its Asian cousin and lovely presentation..the food is fabulous and the ambiance was great… They even had a caterpillar shaped desert, which was very interesting to my taste buds!
Botafumeiro was a nice old traditional seafood restaurant that we went to and its very famous in Barcelona. The food is very good and fresh the setup is very simple.
Shopped Bohemian neighborhood had lots of fun bars and local shops so its defiantly the place to go for unique pieces. They also had lovely coffee shops a bazaar at Las Ramblas every Sunday that had very unique antiques ,accessories and lots of vintage clot.
Mode of Travel Emirates airline direct flight- it was great and it took 7 hours from Dubai