Category Archives: Abu Dhabi

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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tilal Liwa Hotel – Your Desert Oasis

As much as we love Abu Dhabi, sometimes it’s nice to get out of here; as they say, a change is as good as a holiday… even if it is only for a weekend! Fortunately, just shy of two hours from the city, Tilal Liwa Hotel lays amongst the dunes of the Rub al Khai […]

Ramadan in Abu Dhabi – Iftar at Majlis Alfareej

Ramadan (in Arabic: رمضان, Ramadān), known as the Holy Month, is an incredibly important period of time for Muslims.  Over this time, Muslim’s go without food and drink during daylight hours, forsake desires and often help to improve life for others that are less fortunate, showing a great deal of respect and compassion.   Today was […]

Where has the time gone? Another ‘Monthly’ Round-Up

How on earth is it June already?! The plan was to jot down what we’ve been up to over here each month but considering my last ‘monthly round-up’ was posted at the beginning of March, I think it’s fair to say I’ve been pretty unsuccessful in doing so! The past three months have been a […]

Expat Expertise, Abu Dhabi: How to convert your overseas drivers licence

Whilst visiting Abu Dhabi (or living here before your work visa comes through), you’re able to drive on your home drivers licence or an international one.  Once your work visa comes through, however, it suddenly becomes illegal to do so. This post isn’t the most exciting of ones but hopefully it will provide a practical step-by-step […]

BU!

It’s not often a restaurant manages to combine memorable food, sophisticated service, funky design and an energising atmosphere but that’s what one of the highly anticipated newcomers to the Abu Dhabi restaurant scene has managed to do. BU!, located on the 4th floor of ‘the Hub’ in the World Trade Centre Mall, brings modern Pan […]

Fine Dining at the Ritz-Carlton: Brunching Abu Dhabi Style

There are few brands as synonymous with luxury as that of the Ritz-Carlton; even the widely recognised logo, featuring a lion and a crown, gives a nod to luxury and wealth. Brunching is a favourite past-time for many expats living in the United Arab Emirates; this is not your standard run-of-the-mill eggs benedict at 11am though.  Brunch U.A.E […]

Living in the Middle East – Just how safe is it for a woman flying solo?

It’s funny the road life takes you down.  As I sit here typing this, I’m in my apartment in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi City, having just welcomed a single friend to my relatively new stomping-ground.  Though my husband Nathan made the move with me, he’s spent over two of the last six months back […]

The Real Abu Dhabi Experience: An Evening Amongst the Dunes

The United Arab Emirates, with it’s outstretched sky scrapers and vast sand dunes does a spectacular job of highlighting the differences between modern living and traditional ways of life… If there’s one thing you do whilst exploring the contradictory nature of the UAE, make it a desert safari! After being collected from a local shopping centre at […]