How could Ramadan affect your holiday?

How could Ramadan affect your holiday?

I was at an Iftar buffet on the first day of Ramadan, when a lady on the next table struck up conversation. She had wandered into the buffet area with [ ... ]

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Diving in the UAE: Heading back beneath the waves

Diving in the UAE: Heading back beneath the waves

I’ve been toying with the idea of guided meditation classes – I struggle to quiet the chatter in my head and I’m keen to just take half an hour to [ ... ]

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A zipline adventure from Dubai!

A zipline adventure from Dubai!

I’m exhausted and I’ve hardly done anything.

It turns out, dropping off a ledge at 1,700m above sea level and whizzing through the air superman-style at 150km per hour,  really [ ... ]

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A weekend at Alila Jebel Akhdar

A weekend at Alila Jebel Akhdar

I’m really struggling to find the words to start this post… I don’t want to sound cheesy or sycophantic, but still convey just how much I have fallen in love [ ... ]

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Hotel Reviews: Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah

Hotel Reviews: Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah

In need of a little weekend getaway, we took the short drive to Al Aqah over the Halloween weekend. The Iberotel Miramar Al Aqah was offering some great deals, and [ ... ]

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Istanbul tulips

The International Istanbul Tulip Festival: Experiencing a Real Turkish Delight

Tulips? Man, they weren’t kidding about the tulips.

In Istanbul, bright swathes of colour line the roadsides and banks of the mighty Bosphorous. Eruptions of deep crimson, blood-red and bright
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Dubai's Great Indoors - or, What tourists do during a sandstorm!

Dubai’s Great Indoors – or, What tourists do during a sandstorm!

Dubai’s indoor tourist attractions are not normally something I pay much attention to, despite the long hot summers, preferring to head to naturally cooler climes or up into the mountains [ ... ]
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