Category Archives: Middle East

Living It Up in Muscat, Oman – Pure Luxury at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

The Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, sitting just 20 minutes out of Muscat, represents pure luxury in the Sultanate of Oman.  So much more than just a resort, there is no delaying denying where you are – this hotel offers world-class hospitality, the most incredible Omani backdrop and a range of services to ensure […]

A 2.5 Hour Drive from Abu Dhabi but a World Away: Jebel Dhanna’s Beachfront Paradise

danat jebel dhanna resort Abu Dhabi review

Only two and a half hours from the buzz of Abu Dhabi City, you’ll find Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, a welcome reprise from the rush of everyday life. Located on the shore of the mainland, opposite Sir Bani Yas Island, guests benefit from many of the perks of being near this natural reserve without the often-hefty price […]

5 Reasons You Need to Visit Oman Right Now!

5 reasons you need to visit Oman right now

For many, Oman is an unknown quantity.  Located in the Middle East – bordering the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Yemen – with gorgeous shorelines provided thanks to the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea, it’s not a destination that often registers on travellers’ bucket-lists. Oman should, however, be top of your list! This diverse […]

Catch 22 – Dubai’s Newest Addition to JBR

Catch 22 JBR Dubai outside

Located on JBR Walk (Jumeriah Beach Residence), one of our favourite parts of Dubai, Catch 22, a newly opened casual-dining restaurant has opened its doors.  Eclectically decorated, with a beautiful, big tiered deck that faces that ocean, it’s a fantastic place to sit and enjoy the comings and goings of the area.   With a […]

Roving Around Dubai – The City’s Funkiest Hotel

Rove City Centre Dubai review

Sometimes you stay somewhere that is the perfect fit for you – the newly opened Rove City Centre Dubai was exactly that for us.  If I had a hotel soul mate, it might just be it! From the moment we drove into the massive basement carpark to the last minute when we begrudgingly checked-out, we only […]

The Sweet Taste of Caramel – Abu Dhabi Restaurant Review

Caramel Abu Dhabi review

Abu Dhabi has a plethora of world-class restaurants, offering practically any cuisine one could desire. American food may not traditionally stir up thoughts of fine dining but Caramel, on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island, will challenge your perceptions of what American-inspired dining can offer. Set in a moody but welcoming lounge-style restaurant, the restaurant will welcome you […]

How is this my Life? Relaxing at the Waldorf Astoria on the Palm, Dubai

waldorf astoria dubai palm jumeirah Privilee review

It’s funny, when we envisaged our lives in Abu Dhabi, we certainly never imagined we’d be rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous out on Dubai’s Palm.  A year on though, we frequently find ourselves enjoying the best pools and beach clubs in the UAE (thanks to Privilee – the best membership around!) and though we haven’t met […]

Spoilt for Choice – Reviewing the Radisson Blu Sohar, Oman

Radisson Blu Sohar Review Oman

Generally when we book a holiday, we book based on the location and activities we hope to do in that area; for the most part, our accommodation is something that fits in around our other requirements.  This time though, we decided to let our accommodation be the guide and in doing so, booked in to stay […]

The Membership Card You’ll Want to Use: Privilee Review, Abu Dhabi + Dubai

The Palace Downtown Dubai Privilee review Burj

Over the years both Nathan and I have signed up to our fair share of memberships – mostly to various gyms, all of which are eventually relinquished due to lack of use.  Privilee is different though… we’ve finally found a membership card that we love using! What makes this membership so different?  Read on for our Privilee […]

Exploring ‘The Palm’, Dubai – Xclusive Tours Review

Palm Boat Tour Dubai Xtreme review

Looking for a different perspective for your Dubai sight-seeing?  Check out our review of the Xclusive Tours Palm boat tour… Dubai is known around the world for its countless unique sky scrapers; these marvels of engineering dominate the skyline, making the city unlike any other.  The tallest building in the world, the tallest residential tower, […]

Handsdown, The Best Desserts in Abu Dhabi

The Best Desserts in Abu Dhabi

Desserts in Abu Dhabi are serious business.  With such stiff competition and so many residents harbouring a sweet tooth, it’s not surprising to find that the quality of dessert treats in the city is exceptionally high. If you’re looking a sweet addition to your day, read on to discover the best desserts in Abu Dhabi.  The best […]

Tamba: Perfectly Balanced Indian Fusion in Abu Dhabi

Visiting gorgeous locations and reporting back to you all is without doubt, one of our favourite things.  Blogging is a real labour of love though – some posts we write come together effortlessly whilst others take a little more time to craft.  Then there’s this one – how do you write a post reviewing a restaurant […]

IMG Worlds of Adventure Review – Is it Worth the Trip?

IMG Worlds of Adventure review dubai

Anyone that’s spent a fair amount of time in the UAE will testify just how rapidly things change over here – from year to year massive building projects rise from the sand, changing the skyline for the umpteenth time. There’s one type of project that gets us really excited though and that’s the creation of […]

Busaba – The Answer to Your Thai Cravings in Dubai

Busaba Eathai JBR Dubai review

It’s hard to beat a good Thai curry but over the last year in the UAE our Thai-food intake has drastically declined.  There are lots of fantastic food choices here in our corner the Middle East but we’ve struggled to find a stand-out Thai option – that is, until now. We were invited to join […]

48 Hours in Lebanon: An Itinerary and Budget

48 hours in beirut budget and itinerary lebanon

Having moved to Abu Dhabi a little over a year ago with the intention of travelling, we’ve surprised even ourselves by just how much of the world we’ve been able to see. The United Arab Emirates are an ideal base from which to explore and with a long weekend just gone, there was no chance […]

U-Turn: An American Diner in The UAE

Let me start by saying how much we really love a good burger… our love for burgers is on par with our adoration of the United States and all of their ridiculously delicious (and naughty) food in general! Imagine our excitement when reviews for U-Turn Diner started popping up all over Facebook – Abu Dhabi’s very own […]