Tag Archives: Dubai

Monday Memories: The Dubai Camel Handler

Monday Memories: The Dubai Camel Handler

On my recently updated photography portfolio website, there are only a few images that have endured from the beginning of my professional career as a photographer and one is of this Dubai camel handler. For me there was always something about the sadness in his eyes...
Our Dubai Shopping Guide

Our Dubai Shopping Guide

Dubai’s reputation as a tourist destination was built on sun, sand and shopping. While there is a lot more to the city than its great weather, beach and malls, if shopping is high on your list of priorities then we better help you to get...
Dreamy Dubai Desert Escapes

Dreamy Dubai Desert Escapes

You could drive from Dubai to the Liwa Oasis to see stupendous desert dunes or you could just drive an hour out of the city and check in to one of two dreamy Dubai desert escapes. Or just do a drive. The desert really is...
The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

Boasting breathtaking skylines of sail-shaped buildings, dancing towers, twisting skyscrapers, and even a tuning fork, the audacious architecture of Dubai makes the city a delight to visit for architects, designers, photographers, and travellers. I will never forget a conversation we overheard one day between a little boy and...
Best Beaches in Dubai

Best Beaches in Dubai

Dubai boasts some stunning beaches. And they don’t all belong to luxury hotels or Sheikhs’ palaces. The seemingly neverending Jumeirah coastline is dotted with plenty of public beaches, punctuated by the occasional harbour. Here’s our guide to the best beaches in Dubai. Creamy sands. Aquamarine...
How To Experience The Real Dubai

How To Experience The Real Dubai

I had one of those conversations the other night about Dubai that I’ve found myself having every now and again since we moved to the United Arab Emirates in 1998 – the year the sail-shaped ‘seven-star’ Burj Al Arab hotel opened and Dubai’s tourism industry...
Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on...
The Dish: A Côte de Bœuf (cote de boeuf) recipe

The Dish: A Côte de Bœuf (cote de boeuf) recipe

When we asked superstar chef Pierre Gagnaire his opinion as to which quintessentially Parisian dish I should cook in Paris for my series The Dish, he hesitated… “Think of a dish that you would tell someone they had to have if they came to Paris,”...
Entertaining Away

Entertaining Away

“Will you be having one of these parties at every destination you visit?” was the most common question I fielded at our buzzy Grantourismo launch party in London on Thursday night. Maybe. For us, entertaining away is one of the most fun things to do...