UAE

Qasr Al Hosn Exhibition

There is an updated version of this post since the Qasr Al Hosn Fort, National Council and Cultural Foundation reopened in late 2018. Find…

Staycation: Hyatt Capital Gate

It seems I’ve managed to fall a little bit in love with the Hyatt Capital Gate hotel. After all my time in Abu Dhabi…

Saray Spa, Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi

At the opening of the Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi hotel late last year, I managed to win myself a prize, and I never win…

Emirates Palace: A Picnic at the Palace

After having stayed at home for Christmas last year with the full takeaway turkey meal from the Fairmont Hotel, we’d been wondering what to…

Wahat Al Karama Abu Dhabi

Wahat Al Karama, Abu Dhabi

Towards the end of November 2016, in time for Martyr’s Day on November 30th, Wahat Al Karama, a monument to honour the fallen heroes…

Staycation: Jumeirah Etihad Towers

As a fan of Jumeirah Hotels and with a number of staycations with the brand under my belt, including my own wedding having been…

11 Essential Abu Dhabi Experiences

Following on from my recent post about things to do in Abu Dhabi that aren’t necessarily on the tourist trail (read those here), here’s…

In Pictures: 10 Years in the UAE

On this very day 10 years ago, after having packed up my life, sold some of my things, sent even more to the charity…

Short Break: Sir Bani Yas Island

A short break that has long been on my list, we finally planned a weekend getaway and made it to Sir Baniyas Island. Famous…