Westin Mina Seyahi | Dubai Marina Resort

There are so many great places to go for leisure in Dubai, and one of them is Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort. Summers in Dubai can be a bit of a challenge, as the temperature outside can reach up to 46 degree celsius. So a beach resort can help you cool down, while still being able to get some colour on your skin and chill out with your friends or family.

In this blog we will talk about the pros and cons about Westin Mina Resort.

Pros

  1. Clean & quiet resort (we would’ve preferred some music in the background though!)
  2. You can choose whichever seat you want and they offer free towels.
  3. Beach access – this would be most preferred during off summer season.
  4. Pool bar access – good selection of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks and the only place you can hear playing some music.
  5. Family friendly – there are 5 different pools of which one is for kids alone.

Cons

  1. For outside visitors to enter the hotel resort you actually have to go through Barasti entrance, not through the hotel’s entrance. My friends and I found this a bit frustrating as this wasn’t mentioned on the website and there was a bit of a walk involved in the sun.
  2. The free wifi didn’t work at all, but thankfully we had TravelWiFi and it worked amazingly!

  1. The entrance fees are quiet pricy, but if you are a visitor in Dubai (only in the summer season 1 Jun – 31st Aug) you can show your Emirates boarding pass and pay only AED 150 AED from 225 AED during weekdays or 350 AED during weekends. Or if you go Sunday or Wednesdays, ladies pay only 100 AED.
  2. A bottle of 500 ml of water is 48 AED, so you may as well buy some water from a local store before you go in because you will drink lots of water!!

 

Nonetheless the overall experience at the resort was very enjoyable, especially when you have good company.

If you’ve been to this resort or you are planning to go we would like to hear about your experience!

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Summer Holidays in Dubai with Travel WiFi

There is nothing better than being able to stay connected to your own wifi when you are in holidays.

The Travel WiFi Worldwide Plans provide an extensive coverage in up to 100 countries and Dubai, UAE, was one of them.

Although I had wifi connection at my accommodation, the Travel Wifi was amazing once I left the house. I was able to use google maps, post on social media, check my emails and look for local information such us restaurants, places to visit and of course best beach resorts.

The wifi plan offers 500 MB/ day,  so I was conscious to make the most of it by using it only when i really needed it. The speed was amazing and so the coverage. The daily plan actually lasted me throughout the day, so for one person this is enough to do your own things.

If you think you need to use more data and you must share it with someone else, you can top - up more data, however this is not officially promoted on Travel WiFi website, so you will need to enquire about it. Travel WiFi is going to have this feature launched by the end of the year so keep an eye on their website.

Below are some of the places where I used Travel WiFi and worked amazingly:

 

Westin Mina Seyahi | Dubai Marina Resort

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 Apres | Dubai Emirates Mall

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This travel gadget is worth your money because you will have the peace of mind of not worrying about data roaming charges and you can take it with you everywhere you go! To find out more about Travel WiFi, check their website: www.travelwifi.ie

Trader Vic’s Happy Hour

If you’re looking for a great spot for happy hour in Dubai to enjoy with your friends, Trader Vic’s is the place to be. Located in the beautiful Madinat Jumeirah from 18:00 – 20:00 you get 50% off on selected cocktails, drinks and bites to eat from the menu.

Went in a group of friends and definitely enjoyed the great vibe, decor, drinks and barbites. It starts getting livelier around 20:00 and the live salsa band comes out to play at around 21:00.

In short, Trader Vic’s is a place with tasty cocktails, lovely live salsa music, amazing atmosphere and its situated in a great location with a beautiful view. Really worth a visit.

 

For more details about the venue click here

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