Activities

Activities, Attractions, Hotel Reviews, reviews

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

Anantara Desert Islands (Sir Bani Yas)

I kept on deferring, it was just too far away. Three and a half hours, with the kids in the car. Then a ferry. Just for a weekend? It took me five years to get over myself and do it. Now I just want to go again. Photo story, review follows […]

June 12, 2015 ×

Activities, reviews

Covent Garden Real Food Market

Covent Garden Real Food Market

From Day One of the Sassy and Lulu hit London trip…. Covent Garden Real Food Market Activity Style: Market/street food Size: Small. 20+ stalls Price: From £4 for a substantial sandwich, around £12 for drink, lunch and a sweet ending. Facilities: Chairs are in short supply – sit on the […]

July 15, 2014 ×

Activities, Photo stories, reviews

Seeking Djinn – Jazirat al Hamra

Seeking Djinn – Jazirat al Hamra

Ras Al Khaimah reserves its place as the most geograpically beautiful of the Emirates. It’s sands are redder, dotted more frequently with the magical ghaf tree. It’s hills are higher, tall enough even to be the only Emirate to ever get snow (the real kind that they don’t get in […]

December 7, 2013 ×

Activities, Other accommodation, Photo stories, reviews

Platinum Heritage Desert Safari

Platinum Heritage Desert Safari

Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to go on a desert safari that wasn’t like all the others in Dubai…. Photostory. Details follow.

November 19, 2013 ×

Activities, reviews

Bastakiya, the village of Lost Souls

Bastakiya, the village of Lost Souls

My husband calls this area the soul of Dubai. Perhaps it is, but I think not. It’s quiet. Too quiet. Just a falafel-throw away are the heaving and heavily fumed streets of Bur Dubai, an area of trade. Banks, bazaars, law courts and embassies are interspersed with crumbling apartment blocks […]

May 3, 2011 ×