As part of our RedFestDXB 2015 collaboration with bloggers, we asked them all to take us to their favourite places in Dubai because frankly tourists spots are overrated and we all know that the real action happens where the locals hang out.

What’s there to do in Dubai when you’re in town for a festival? Visit the Dubai Festival City! And that’s exactly what we did with the Dubai Desert Twins, Jen and Kate. If you’ve been to Dubai, you’ll know that shopping is the most popular activity and there is no shortage of malls. So hanging out at the Fun Fair Zone at DFC is a super fun break from the crowds! From bumper cars to a roller coaster, a ferris wheel and skilled games, we took in the amusement park likes kids in a candy store. The twins’ bubbly personalities made things even more fun, especially when they’re competing for a Mickey Mouse plush toy! As the sun set over the Dubai Creek just behind the ferris wheel, the silhouette of the Burj Khalifa could be seen in the distance, completing the perfect first stop of our Dubai experience. Oh and Kate won the Mickey Mouse plush!

Jen & Kate (Dubai Desert Twins) at Dubai Festival City
Jen & Kate (Dubai Desert Twins) at Dubai Festival City
Jen & Kate (Dubai Desert Twins) at Dubai Festival City
Jen & Kate (Dubai Desert Twins) at Dubai Festival City
Jen & Kate (Dubai Desert Twins) at Dubai Festival City
Jen & Kate (Dubai Desert Twins) at Dubai Festival City
Jen is wearing an Open Cardigan in dark burgundy, a Maxi Dress with Ruffle, and jewelry (bracelet and necklace). Kate is wearing a Maxi Skirt with Crochet Details, a Printed Bralette, a Fringe Poncho, and jewelry (bracelet and necklace).

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