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Yislamoo – Creative Arabian Art

One of the best aspects of moving to Dubai was the chance to decorate a new house. A blank canvas with fresh white walls awaited me, ready to be adorned. I had only packed a few prints and paintings from New Zealand, so was pretty excited to be able to choose new art pieces when […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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How do I Recycle in Dubai?

Last week, I visited the new La Mer development in Jumeirah. Have you been? It’s very cool, and has a lovely beachside area to relax at for free. Motomachi have opened a branch there, and there is a fabulous Juice Shop called Hola. Better yet, they have recycling bins – something that is often missing […]

Amman

Three Days in Jordan – Amman

Jordan has been one my ‘bucket list’ destinations for a while now. I think I first decided I would like to visit in about 2009, but living in New Zealand, getting to Jordan proved to be impossible. Too expensive, too far, and the Arab Spring meant I was a little bit hesitant to visit that […]

ATMOSPHERE

La Gourmandizes at the At.Mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa

I’ve been a little busy lately. My mum came to visit all the way from New Zealand, so we decided to do a few special things. One of those was high tea. After tossing up between the Burj Al Arab Afternoon Tea and the various events on offer up the Burj Khalifa, we opted for […]

Dessert

Dessert at Al Bayt, The Palace, Downtown Dubai

I like to pretend that I have a world of knowledge about all the interesting places to eat and drink in Dubai. In reality, when some friends and I decided to go out for dessert this week, I just used google. A search for ‘dessert Downtown Dubai’ led me to Al Bayt, in the Palace […]

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Tong Thai at the JW Marriott Marquis

When we first moved to Dubai, someone in our building pointed out the JW Marriott Marquis to us. They said that the hotel was so nice, they had been for a staycation there. Down the road. A five minute drive. There obviously was something in that hotel that was just a little bit special. We […]

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