Giveaway / Living the Dubai Dream with The Home Journal

This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism.

Dubai Tourism embraces Australia’s top talent bloggers, including The Home Journal, in the largest international Blogger Getaway campaign. We will be jetting off to the UAE to experience the diversity and rich culture of Dubai. Oh, and we could be taking YOU with us…

When I first decided to flip my life on its head and launch The Home Journal, never in my wildest dreams did I, one, expect such a loyal and amazing following and two, think I would have so many amazing opportunities land in my lap… or inbox. This week has probably delivered the most exciting of all those opportunities, as The Home Journal has been included in an Australian blogging first.

Drum roll please…

Dubai Tourism is partnering with Australia’s largest blogging community Nuffnang, to embark on Australia’s biggest international social tourism campaign. Nuffnang will send its talent core, Bloggerati, which includes The Home Journal, to capture the excitement and diversity, and experience first-hand the rich culture of Dubai. Yep, you heard me right… The Home Journal is heading to the United Arab Emirates.

I’ve done my fair share of travel over the years and even lived abroad, but I’ve never once stepped foot in the UAE so you can imagine my excitement at being involved in such a mammoth campaign.

Forming a significant part of Dubai Tourism Australia & New Zealand Office’s Digital Strategy, the campaign will see 21 bloggers, two blog readers (get excited as this could be YOU) and Nuffnang staff flying to Dubai in early December 2014. Of the campaign, Nuffnang’s Managing Director Felicity Grey says, “Bloggerati is the most diverse blogging talent groups in the country… so Dubai with its kaleidoscope of attractions makes perfect sense for our group to showcase the breadth of activities available.”

I do like to get the blood pumping so activities like pearl diving, Ski Dubai, flying lessons and dune bashing are right up my alley. Paired with my love of food I can’t wait to explore some of the hundreds of world-class restaurants and stylish bars. To round out my perfect getaway (and I’m probably not alone here) I can’t wait for a bit of retail therapy. From the world’s largest shopping mall, The Dubai Mall, to the cultural souks and bazaars I can’t wait to share every moment of this amazing trip with you all.

To rest our weary heads at the end of what are sure to be jam-packed days, the trip will be supported by the some of the best hotels in Dubai including The Address Hotels & Resorts – Palace Downtown DubaiThe Address Downtown DubaiThe Address Dubai MallVida Downtown DubaiJW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai and Shangri-La Hotel Dubai.

If all this sounds as unbelievable to you as it still does to me, well brace yourselves as I have one more piece of news for you today…

One lucky reader and a friend will also have the chance to share the Dubai experience and accompany myself, and the Bloggerati crew on our trip of a lifetime. The winner will receive flights from their nearest capital city for them and a friend, accommodation, and activities in Dubai.

To enter the competition, simply upload an image, text or video to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram answering the following question:

What do you dream of in Dubai?

You must include the two hashtags #NNDubaiDreams and #MyDubai to be eligible to win. Good Luck!

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