Category Archives: Dubai

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Freaking Out over Freakshakes in Dubai!

Anyone that knows me, knows that I have a major sweet tooth. In the past we’ve traipsed all over town (and sometimes further afield) to track down a delicious looking treat so when we saw the most amazing freakshakes popping up on Instagram there was no question that we’d be driving over to Dubai – the […]