Beyond Dubai: How to spend a day in Sharjah

Sharjah has a bad reputation. Its known as the conservative, religious and aloof older brother in the family of the emirates. People in Dubai look at me strangely when I mention that I would like to explore Sharjah (people who live in Dubai believe that no other emirate is worth exploring for some reason) but […]

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A glow in the dark garden and an underwater zoo…

As a blogger that lives in the UAE, I get a lot of questions from people who want to visit this country and even questions from those that live here. They usually range from the outlandish, “Do I need to speak Arabic to visit the UAE?” to the more sedate, “What are some fun activities […]

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A new addition to the Abu Dhabi skyline

There are so many things I like about living in Abu Dhabi.   “Like what?” For starters, an abundance of excellent food, well constructed infrastructure and the general sensibility of people in charge. “What do you mean?” Well, Abu Dhabi is always on the lookout for ways to increase tourists to the emirate. Instead of […]

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Dubai Versus Abu Dhabi part 2: Which UAE metropolis is the bestropolis?

For those of you who don’t know- I have been competing in a local competition. Let me explain.   As a relatively new UAE resident, I have been participating in an ongoing (semi-serious) competition which would determine which was the best city- Abu Dhabi or Dubai? Even though the criteria was not very well-defined, I was […]

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The 3 differences between traveling and having a holiday…

You’re reading the title and wondering, “There is a difference between the two? What is she on about now?” But let me explain… Last month I didn’t do a lot of blogging and this was because of two main reasons: School was crazy and I was mentally exhausted I was fortunate enough to go on […]

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Why bother visiting Abu Dhabi anyway?

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, has been my home for the last 8 months. It was here that I fell into a heady and passionate love… with the culture, food, people and landscapes. Its safe to say that I love this city.   When people hear that I live in […]

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A flowery miracle in the desert

I always say that ‘anything is possible’ in Dubai and after this weekend, I believe it even more! No one would ever think that 75 million flowers can be seen in a Middle Eastern country… But they exist in full bloom at Dubai Miracle Garden. With a 45AED entrance fee, I wondered what to expect from […]

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