We might as well have been in the back of a cattle truck

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So many people keep asking us whether we feel different being married and in a word we reply – ‘no’.

I started wondering if this was a good thing, but then again, as other people keep pointing out to us, why would we feel differently?

It’s like they’ve taken the best of what other cities have to offer and crammed it all into one space in the desert.

We’ve been together so long, what could possibly be changed by one day, albeit the best day of our lives?

I keep thinking back to that day with such fond memories, but it still feels like a blur.

Maybe that’s because we’re now on honeymoon in Dubai and about to depart for Mauritius.

In just over a week we’ve gone from being ‘single’ to becoming a married couple and then jetting off. A lot has happened in a short space of time.

Dubai is amazing and has absolutely exceeded our expectations.

It’s like they’ve taken the best of what other cities have to offer and crammed it all into one space in the desert.

We’ve spent four nights here before heading to the Indian Ocean for the final 10 nights of our honeymoon.

We’ve done as much as we possibly can, including a fab Yellow Boats tour of the Dubai skyline, which was stunning.

We also had afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab – the world’s first seven-star hotel, as well as going up the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

That’s the thing about Dubai – they’ve tried to claim as many records as possible and everything is just gleaming and shiny.

There are so many different influences in this city, it’s truly a fascinating place.

We also went on a 4x4 desert safari which involved racing around the sand dunes – an exhilarating experience to say the least.

We were advised to take some travel sickness tablets because it’s like being on a rollercoaster. Given that I’m always sea and motion sick, I took this advice.

Unfortunately, Dubai’s version of ‘non drowsy’ tablets wasn’t quite what we’re used to and Matt and I were zoned out all the way there and all the way back – despite paying extra for our private tour.

Well that was a waste of money given that we could have been in the back of a cattle truck and neither of us would have noticed!