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HealthyDubai

Healthy Eats in Dubai

It’s well known that Dubai has something like 20,000 eateries. I’d say around 10,000 of those claim to serve healthy food, without really having any idea what the concept means. Some of the lists of ‘healthy’ options are rather interesting…. would you call a place that only serves giant brioche cheeseburgers and freak shakes a […]

Mina

A night out at MINA Brasserie

I’m no food expert. Let’s make that perfectly clear. I like to eat, but I’m not a connoisseur. If anything, I’m slightly picky, which tends to keep me from the really exotic foods on offer here in Dubai. I’m kind of like a 12 year old child stuck in an adult body. So, when my […]

Saray

Saray Spa at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

You may have heard of a little hotel in Dubai called the JW Marriott Marquis. Up until a few weeks ago, it was the tallest hotel in the world, a title that has since been snaffled by the newly opened Gevora Hotel. As the height of a building isn’t actually proximate to the quality of […]

Work Dubai

Preparing yourself to work in Dubai

I would be the first to admit that I might not be the best person to write this post. I’ve only worked in the region for about nine months, and I’m sure there are others who are much more knowledgeable than I am. However, those people haven’t written us a blog post, have they? This […]

WA

A very Dubai Christmas (Brunch) at the Waldorf Astoria

 The Dubai brunch. It is a ex-pat mainstay, and every weekend you can find Brits-abroad getting tipsy and embarrassing themselves in public. They are expensive, rowdy, and they can get messy fast. We not really brunch people. However, it was our first Christmas in Dubai. I’m basically the world’s worst cook. Matt’s sister was visiting […]

Garden

Dubai Miracle Garden

I really didn’t want to like Dubai Miracle Garden. The photos of it looked terrible. A friend had told me it would take 30 minutes max. But, admittedly, I really like gardens. There aren’t really any beautiful gardens here in Dubai. With Anna visiting, we decided we would embrace the tacky factor and head to […]

Puffin

Best of 2017 – Ultimate Travel Ranking

In 2017, I visited 20 countries. I have been very, very lucky. I live in hope, but I really doubt there will be another year where I can travel as much as I did in 2017. Anyway, I decided I would create a rundown of my top 2017 travel destinations, from the best of 2017 […]

Xmas

Where to buy Christmas Decorations in Dubai

A few months ago, I was was looking for Christmas cards to send back to New Zealand with my mum when she visited. I couldn’t find a thing. In the end, we found Christmas cards, at all places, at Emirates Headquarters. Little did I know that a veritable sea of Christmas stuff would soon flood […]

Dead Sea

Three Days in Jordan – Petra and the Dead Sea

Despite our tiredness from our lack of sleep the night before, we set off from the Dead Sea eager to see the ancient city of Petra. I had read online that the roads in Jordan were terrible, so wasn’t expecting a pleasant drive. However, our driver had done some research, and noticed that the Al-Tafilah […]

quick8

Quick 8 Cafe and Restaurant Reviews

As I haven’t had much time to write lately, I’ve got a bit of a backlog of food and dining reviews to get through! Below are some quick thoughts on the places I have visited lately, most of which offer an Emirates Platinum discount. Check out my Quick 8 Cafe and Restaurant Reviews! Maison Mathis, Arabian […]

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