Category Archives: United Arab Emirates

Diving in Fujairah: Al Boom Diving – The Best in the UAE

Many visitors to the United Arab Emirates are surprised to find that this Middle Eastern country is home to a number of memorable dive sites.  Sure, countries like Egypt are known for their diving, but the UAE? Not so much. If you’re looking jump in and see the UAE’s ocean life for yourself, there’s one […]

Glamping at Longbeach Campground – Luxe Adventure in the UAE

With Abu Dhabi just a memory for us now, Sarah S has returned to her temporary home and is out making the most of the cooler UAE weather… Having spent the summer traipsing through Central Asia I find myself back in the desert, longing again for the excitement and adventure of camping.  My boyfriend however […]

Flying with Falcons: A Serene Dawn Hot Air Balloon Experience Like No Other

Jade and Mark recently stopped over in Dubai as they flew through to New Zealand.  Top of their list?  A desert hot air balloon ride with a difference; retro Land Rovers, a luxe breakfast amongst the sand dunes, a glorious Arab sunrise and hot air balloons soaring alongside the iconic falcon – need we say […]

A Stylish Staycation: Reviewing A Day at the Ajman Hotel

There’s nothing quite like a staycation when you live in a part of the world that people dream of visiting.  The chance to escape reality and pretend you’re on holiday, all without the expense of flights and the hassle of extended travel times. After a hard and extra stressful work week, I couldn’t wait to […]

Fun & Adventure in Dubai – 9 Activities to Try

With its towering skyscrapers, fast cars and glitz and glam, one could be forgiven for thinking Dubai’s limited in what it offers the more adventurous travellers amongst us.  In reality though, nothing could be further from the truth! Join us as we explore the best places to head in Dubai if you’re looking for a […]

The Most Luxurious Desert Hotel in the World: Qasr Al Sarab

Located on the edge of the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert, Rub Al Khali, Qasr Al Sarab delivers absolute luxury in a bucket-list location.  We visited to find out if it really could live up to the high praise it receives and we left every bit amazed.  Read on for our review of this spectacular Anantara […]

Dear Leisure Travellers: Why a business hotel might be your best move yet

Though a beautiful resort might be at the top of the wish-list for most leisure travellers, we urge you not to rule out a stay at a business hotel just yet.  Why?  Read on to find out… Business hotels aren’t typically on the forefront of a leisure travellers mind but if you’re looking to save some […]

Take a Break from Reality in Dubai – The Void

Dubai‘s known for pushing boundaries so where better to introduce a new form of hyper-reality.  Combining digital and physical worlds, guests are transported into Ghostbusters: Dimension – the question is though, is it worth your time? Located on the shore of The Beach at JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence), The Void is hard to miss – […]

Stopping Over in Dubai – A Newbie’s Guide

Dubai truly is the epitome of luxury, the cars, the buildings, the hotels and the attractions.  It has so much to offer! If you haven’t visited or you are planning to visit read more to find out how to spend a weekend in Dubai. Living as an expat in a different country is exciting but […]

Exploring Hatta: Dubai, but not as you know it!

What do you think of when you think of Dubai? Towering skyscrapers, architecture that defies engineering, larger than life lifestyles and infinite glitz and glamour? You’d be right but, as with many places, there’s much more to Dubai than meets the eye. For a start, Dubai itself is just a small part of a much […]

Abu Dhabi Eats: Todd English’s Olives – A Taste of the Mediterranean

With our time in Abu Dhabi coming to an end, we’re on a mission to try out all of the amazing restaurants in Abu Dhabi.  Well, maybe not all of them but certainly the ones that have been waiting patiently on our list. First up? Todd English’s Olives – a gorgeous restaurant that absolutely shone, keeping […]

Hanging on by a Thread: Reviewing Aventura – Dubai’s Nature Adventure Park

As summer’s oppressive heat descends upon the United Arab Emirates everyone starts heading inside, seeking refuge in air-conditioned havens… that generally means one of the Emirates’ mega-malls. Not so fast though! What if we told you that one of the best physical adventure activities in Dubai has adjusted their hours to allow adrenaline junkies to […]

Dubai: Home to the Largest Inflatable Water Park in the World!

Aqua Fun Dubai - largest inflatable water park in the world JBR

Dubai is a city that pushes boundaries; if they can build it bigger, better, taller or more complex then you can be certain that this city will! This attitude extends to all facets of life, so it’s no wonder that when the idea of building the world’s largest water obstacle course was hatched, that it was […]

Jebel Jais Via Ferrata – The UAE’s Newest and Best Adventure Activity!

Ras Al Khaimah, with its towering canyons and cloud-peircing mountain peeks feels a little out of place compared to the stereotypical view of the United Arab Emirates.  Dazzling skyscrapers, mind-blowing super cars and endless sand dunes, are all expected, but visitors generally don’t generally associate the UAE with such a natural, rugged beauty. Those that don’t […]

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 […]

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 […]