weekend break

Bab al Shams, Desert, embracing culture, hotels, Qasr al Sarab, weekend break

A taste of the desert

A taste of the desert

I had been looking forward to this weekend for over a month. In fact, I had been looking forward to this weekend even before I booked the trip. I knew we would do it. It was going to be hellishly expensive, it would involve an incredibly boring drive with two […]

April 22, 2011 ×

Abu Dhabi, camels, Dubai, Eid al Adha, Emirates Palace Hotel, hotels, waterslides, weekend break

Queen of the Emirates (for a day anyway)

Queen of the Emirates (for a day anyway)

Eid al Adha occurred last week. It is a three-day celebration about 70 days after the end of Ramadan, beginning with Arafat day (named after the awful time Abraham had on mt Arafat thinking he was sacrificing his son to a cruel God – fortunately God was kind and swapped […]

November 21, 2010 ×