Of course I spent my 30th birthday on a 70ft yacht in Dubai drinking pink Prosecco with 5 of my It’s a Style Thing squad! How else would I mark this major milestone? Exactly!
I contacted Xclusive Yachts via email last year as soon as this trip was booked. After my yacht experience in St Kitts I knew I had to get involved again. The booking process was easy and they even called my mobile from Dubai to talk everything over and give me advice on the best time of day to sail. They emailed me on the morning of my booking because there was a bad weather warning but luckily the sun was out by the afternoon, so it was just fine.
When we arrived at the stunning Dubai Marina Yacht Club we found the office, signed a few documents and then it was time to go. We had VIP treatment from the beginning with a photographer who took group photos and pictures of us getting on-board, to the red carpet leading us to the yacht and of course amazing service throughout.
There is a no shoes policy on-board so white branded slippers are provided which is pretty cool. The captain and crew introduced themselves and went through all the safety information. Then they set up a bar with the alcohol we had provided. They don’t sell alcohol but are happy for you to bring your own. We played our music through their sound system too so we had the perfect little private party. You can pre-order food and refreshments but as some of the girls in my group suffer from sea sickness we didn’t risk eating any heavy food during our trip.
The weather was great, so we stripped down to our bikinis and took about 100 pictures while the crew kept our glasses full and brought up light snacks.
This 70ft yacht was very impressive! Below deck consists of a master bedroom, double room, a small room with a bunk bed and a toilet and shower. I would love to try an overnight trip with Xclusive Yachts next time. There is a large lounge area on the deck with a dining table next to the captain. The upper deck was amazing, there was plenty of space to sunbath and party, complete perfection!
We sailed quite far out and even had time to jump in the sea and go for a swim. The sun was setting when we got to the famous Atlantis so we got some great shots when it was all lit up at night. The scenery during the sail was breathtaking, Dubai is one of the places you can’t really describe, you have to go and see how amazing the buildings are for yourself. I totally recommend doing this by yacht by the way!
Huge thanks to my friends, It’s a Style Thing Squad, who surprised me whilst onboard with the super bright and fabulous personalised ‘Dom is 30 #Itsastylething’ dashikis. I had no idea this had been organised and they had all picked colours beforehand and had them printed in London. They are so me and looked so awesome in the group pics against the exquisite Dubai backdrop.
Big thanks to the beautiful Laila Loves who told me I needed to book with Xclusive Yachts in Dubai. Massive thanks to Omar at Xclusive Yachts for making the booking process so easy and for the upgrade as a special birthday treat. Shout out to the Captain and crew for keeping us safe, enjoying our loud music and making my birthday super special. Of course big love to the squad for going along with me and my BIG birthday plans and for making it even more special and memorable. This was my best birthday ever!