Tag Archive: Dubai

Aug 23

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 before the sail-shaped ‘seven-star’ Burj Al Arab hotel opened and Dubai’s tourism industry exploded. It’s a conversation I now find so tedious …

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May 08

In Dubai, the World’s Tallest Hotel is Our Home for a Few Nights

Burj Khalifa Timelapse from Gran Tourismo on Vimeo. By the time we got back to Dubai, we were destroyed. We were completely and utterly wrecked. All we wanted to do was sleep for a few days, so that was exactly what we did. And in true Dubai style, we caught up on our sleep in …

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Mar 04

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 our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Feb 20

My Year in the Kitchen: Favourite Dishes From Around the Globe

One of the things we love most about holiday rentals over hotels is that we’re able to cook and eat ‘at home’. Because unless you’re Keith Floyd (one of my inspirations as a wannabe cook in my 20s), you can’t just rock up to a hotel kitchen and whip something up. You can, however, do …

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May 19

With holiday rentals, it’s the little things that make a difference

In holiday rentals, sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference to your stay. When you check into a hotel, you come to expect certain amenities depending on the class of hotel you’ve booked. Hotel ratings exist to give you an idea as to the standard of facilities and what you can expect to find …

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