Holiday season is already upon us, and as many of us are looking for a good read or a film to occupy us on our travels, I thought it was a fitting time to share some of the best reads and films about the Middle East… Continue reading About the Middle East: Best Reads and Films
As long as you have over four hours between flights at Abu Dhabi Airport you can get a transit visa to get out and explore the city. So if you’re stopping over en-route to somewhere else with only one day in the city, here are my suggestions for what to see and do (that don’t involve any shopping or malls!): Continue reading How to spend 24 hours in Abu Dhabi
Little did I know when I first started writing these posts that they would grow legs and just keep on going. Thinking there was very little in the way of Natural Skin Care around, the more I looked, the more I found and the more I wrote, and the more time that passed, the more natural skin care products that began to emerge. I’ve mentioned again and again one particular company that I’ve turned to very frequently, and now they’ve recently launched their very own branded line of organic, natural oils, so today this post is all about these, from my much-loved Treehugger Company, based right here in the UAE. Continue reading Natural Skin Care Products in the UAE – Treehugger Company
OK, I know what you’re thinking… there’s a lot more than 5 iftars in the city to take advantage of… But that’s exactly it, isn’t it? There’s so, so much choice that it’s hard to know where to begin! So, if you’re facing the eternal (if slightly first world) dilemma of where to start with all the iftar (and suhoor) choices this Ramadan, here’s five quick picks arranged by category, including where to find the UAE’s largest iftar: Continue reading 5 Iftars to try in Abu Dhabi
We seem to be members of every hotel loyalty card programme there is going. Since we are fairly frequent travellers, it makes sense to sign up for the various loyalty programmes as you usually get benefits like free wi-fi or room upgrades just for doing it, and that’s before you’ve even started collecting any points. I was aware of DISCOVERY Loyalty since we’d signed up for their programme to get the free room upgrade when we stayed at the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Hotel a couple of years ago, though I don’t think we’ve used the programme since, and I had really just assumed that it was just an Anantara loyalty programme. So when I was contacted recently by the company and invited out to enjoy a luxury experience with them and one of their partner properties, Emirates Palace, I soon learned that it’s not just an Anantara loyalty programme – it’s a whole lot more that you’ll really want to know about. Read on my friend, read on… Continue reading A Luxury Afternoon with DISCOVERY Loyalty
By now, I think you all know of my love for Natural Skin Care for both myself and baby, so on hearing that Four Cow Farm had launched a new range – their ‘Mother’s All-Natural’ Range, I was keen to give the products a go, and excited to find this little beauty delivered to my doorstep one most fortunate day… 🙂 Continue reading Natural Skin Care Products in the UAE: Four Cow Farm
8 Things to Do in Muscat:
Muscat, beautiful Muscat… a great place to relax for a break, but also a fabulous place to explore! Here’s 8 things to do while you’re there… Continue reading 8 Things to Do in Muscat
Muscat is such a great destination for a weekend break from the UAE. At only 45 minutes away by plane, it’s just so easy to get to and is so beautiful whether you want to get out and explore or relax and do nothing at all.
We spent a lovely long weekend recently at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel (a Ritz Carlton Hotel) in Muscat, which has to be – in terms of service, one of the best hotels we’ve stayed in to date…
Online shopping is something many of us miss from home. It’s just so much easer there isn’t it? And there are so many more options. Well, over the years here more and more online companies have been popping up, and while this is by no means a comprehensive list of everything that exists at our fingertips here in the UAE, it’s a list of a few of the best (all web links are in the company title headers).
Continue reading Online shopping, Abu Dhabi
What everyone wants to know – here it is – the truth about living in the UAE: Continue reading The Truth about Life in the UAE