A country that is made of seven Emirates one of which stands out: Dubai. I lived there for 5 years and enjoyed the explosion the country went through from 2006 on, including the massive real estate crash and the turn from a traffic jammed impossible-to-get-a-booking-in city into a ghost town. Dubai is a success story, a camel racing, pearl fishing village that became a 21st century metropolis overnight. Glitzy towers, expansive beach resorts and the world’s largest shopping malls complete this oasis in the desert made of artificial islands, lakes and lagoons. A fascinating if shocking place.
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Amazing facts about Dubai
Find out the most amazing facts about Dubai, a city of superlatives and world records in the United Arab Emirates.
75+ things to do & places to visit in Dubai by a local
After living in Dubai for 5 years, I have traveled back many times. This is the most comprehensive list of places to visit in Dubai you will find.
12 places you must visit in 2020
Here are 12 amazing places to visit in 2020 from off the beaten track destinations to some famous ones that are great for the new year.
60+ Gorgeous Overwater Bungalows in Asia
Dive from your room right into the ocean with these 60+ overwater bungalows in Asia, from the Maldives to Indonesia & beyond.
Dubai day trips – Places near Dubai for a day excursion
As only one of the seven Emirates, there is plenty to see outside Dubai, i.e. neighbouring Oman or Abu Dhabi. Here are the best Dubai day trips for travel.
Review of Etihad A380 Business Class Abu Dhabi to New York
Here is my in-depth review of the flight for Etihad A380 Business Class from Abu Dhabi to New York. How does it compare to other airlines?
Ultimate Guide to Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is a lovely city that offers anything from lush gardens to desert safaris. Here is your ultimate guide to Abu Dhabi, where old meets new.
Guide to the Luxury Restaurants of Dubai
Dubai has a wide range of dining options, these are 5 of my favorite luxury and romantic ones
The award for the best Economy Class goes to…
Who takes the award for the best airline in class? Emirates Airlines Economy Class is my pick, even though there are some negatives
Emirates A380 Business Class Review
Emirates does not disappoint. It offers a great fleet, smart features, good service and acceptable food. On this occasion though, I am slightly confused at the crews weekend choices…
Dubai Travel Guide: Where to go for luxury and what to do for extreme fun
Visitors flock to Disneyland for grown-ups in search of the unique, the fancy and the over-the-top. After 5 years as a resident here are a few of the common, the luxury and the obscene
12 things to know before you go – helpful Dubai travel tips
I lived in Dubai for 5 years and I used to get the same questions over and over again from visitors as they were planning their trip or even from…
Experiencing expat culture shock with the expat sub-culture
As an expat I realized that living in a melting pot of cultures often means creating your own. But what happens to that sub-culture when you enter an eminently English world?