Best Dubai Beach Resorts – from Luxury Seaside Hotels to Romantic Retreats

2017-12-06T23:15:25+07:00By |

The best Dubai beach resorts range from romantic luxury retreats that sprawl along squeaky-soft stretches of sand to big family-friendly hotels with water sports galore and gob-smacking views of Dubai's iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab. It's that time of year when I start getting questions about Dubai. The first is always "what are the best …

Dubai Stopover Guide – How to Do a Dubai Layover Like a Local

2018-05-10T17:39:36+07:00By |

Our Dubai Stopover Guide shows you how to experience your Dubai layover like a local – and we give you a little language lesson at the same time to make your one day in Dubai even more enriching and more fun. Welcome to the first of a series of Layover Like a Local™ stopover guides …

Where to Stay in Dubai in Winter when Cool Weather Makes it Walkable

2017-12-02T19:06:05+07:00By |

Where to stay in Dubai in winter doesn’t have to be limited to the beach. The cooler weather calls for walks in Old Dubai, creekside strolls, getting lost in the souks, gawking at art, picnics in the park, and urban explorations. A seaside hotel with a swimming pool is always a good decision in Dubai, …

Dubai Street Food and Traditional Regional Specialties You Must Try

2018-11-27T10:24:39+07:00By |

Dubai street food and traditional regional specialties that have to be tried – what are my top five? That’s what a reader has asked today in response to our story yesterday on Where to Eat in Dubai and the best street food streets and eating neighbourhoods. Here you go… Yesterday I posted a detailed yet …

Where to Eat in Dubai – Street Food, Eat Streets and Neighbourhoods

2018-10-01T21:12:45+07:00By |

Where to eat in Dubai depends upon what kind of trip you’re doing. If you’re looking for glam, go for fine dining, but if you want a local experience of Dubai hit these neon-lit eat streets and gritty neighbourhoods for authentic street food from across this incredibly diverse region. Where to eat in Dubai depends on what …

Dubai to Musandam Peninsula Road Trip – Driving Arabia’s Norway

2018-10-01T16:37:42+07:00By |

A Dubai to Musandam Peninsula road trip could become one of the most memorable things you do and one of the most breathtaking drives you do in your life. It's winter in Dubai – and the UAE and Arabian Peninsula – with cooler weather and a clarity of light you don't get in the humid months. Now's …

Monday Memories: The Dubai Camel Handler

2015-08-01T16:58:01+07:00By |

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 that kept me coming back to this photograph. Although I …

Our Dubai Shopping Guide and a Lesson in the Art of Bargaining

2018-05-14T12:45:56+07:00By |

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 it right. Here’s our Dubai shopping guide. When we arrived …

Dreamy Dubai Desert Escapes – From Road Trips to Romantic Desert Resorts

2018-05-10T17:42:48+07:00By |

Dreamy Dubai desert escapes range from road trips along sand-swept highways to Liwa Oasis at the edge of the Empty Quarter to stays at romantic desert resorts set amidst dramatic dunes and date palms an easy drive from Dubai. The desert really is on Dubai's doorstep. Just drive half an hour out of Dubai and you’ll …

The Audacious Architecture of Dubai

2018-05-10T17:43:26+07:00By |

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 his father as Terence and I strolled by a construction …

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