As they say, you can only love someone properly if you love yourself the way you deserve. So before you draw up a list on how to spoil others, stop for a second and out yourself on the top of it. Whether you want to go all out and splurge or keep it basic, we've shortlisted the things totally worth your hard earned cash (depending on how much you have to spare). Here it goes!
1. Get that sports car
Go on, do it! We know you’ve dreamed of owning a sleek and stylish sports car… imagine now being able to get your hands on a head turning one that’s safe and fun! The Italian-made Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the stuff of safe sports car dreams. It’s got everything a sports car is famous for – balanced weight distribution, hi-tech materials including carbon fibre for the drive shaft and aluminium for the engines. The best part? The integrated brake system that allows you to stop just as fast and smoothly, as the speed machine allows you to GO!
2. Strut your stuff
Yeah, the price tag's steep but getting the right kind of red heels can make a girl feel like a million bucks. Slip these on get your pins looking long, lean and fabulous. Carrie Bradshaw would SO approve.
3. Give yourself some TLC
Now this kind of self love will put a major dent in your wallet. But a girl can dream, and if you've planned ahead, actually splurge. Picture having Dubai’s starry moonlit sky as the backdrop for your V-Day date with someone special (could just be you). With the Pearl Spa offer, you’ll get to embark on an exclusive retreat and receive a Swedish massage along with a private swim under the dazzling Dubai skylight. Keep the date going by taking a dip in their private Jacuzzi while you munch on strawberries and have a bottle of bubbly delivered right to you.
120 minutes of bliss, Dhs4,085, Four Seasons Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, 04 270 7777
4. Buy a cute bag
No girl is going to say no to a bag. And getting one that goes from day to night effortlessly, is totally the way to go. Wear it as a crossbody when you want to look casual, and sling it on with an LBD and stilettoes for some serious stylin'. It's just the kind of all-rounder you need in your closet. We love.
Ted Baker, Dhs335.
5. Put a ring on you
So you haven't met 'The One' yet and are nowhere near getting a ring on your finger. Well, who needs to wait for a guy to give you the bling you deserve? The person you're definitely going to spend the rest of your life with is YOU! So go on, spoil YOU!
6. Dine on the beach
Get romantic with your S.O, or have a fabulous night out with your BFF, at the Westin. A four-course meal, your very own butler and fairy lights with the beach as a backdrop... now that's how you treat a girl (AKA YOU) right!
From Dhs2,000 per couple, throughout February, The Westng Dubai, 04 511 7373
7. Give your skin some lovin'
Someone wise once told us that prevention is better than cure. And Rodial's Hyaluronic dragon’s blood night cream (Dhs415) is supposed to rejuvenate you inside out. Before you splurge on the vampire's facial, do this!
8. Download the best App for you rn
Speaking for most of us zombies that dwell in Dubai, we could all do with a little bit of sleep. If your regular playlist or teddy bear isn’t helping you get those Zzz’s, maybe apps like the Calm App or Headspace can be of help! Sleep like a baby while listening to calming tracks, soothing sounds and sleep stories that will transport you into a realm of much-needed deep, wonderful sleep.
Download Calm and Headspace on iOS and Android