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Hotel Reviews, reviews

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi… On pinching toiletries, Aussie chefs and club life

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi… On pinching toiletries, Aussie chefs and club life

Hotel review – further details and rating follow the post. It’s got to that time of year when every resident of the UAE is dreaming about vacations. Some get them, some don’t. Just two weeks ago, the weather does that thing it does every year – it turned from beautiful-every-day-and-even-better-at-night […]

June 8, 2014 ×

Hotel Reviews, Photo stories, reviews

Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

Four Seasons Hotel, Doha

Once upon a time, there was a girl who looked for the most incredible luxury she could find. She decided that if there was a Four Seasons in any city in the world, she would try and stay there before looking anywhere else. Photostory – review follows the gallery. Four […]

January 13, 2014 ×

News Events and More

Dream Diary October 3

Dream Diary October 3

A couple of decent things worth knowing: Local Eid al Adha When: October 14thish for a few days – but doesn’t matter because we’re all taking the week off! At home: Arafat day followed by two days of Eid Holiday is marked in Dubai by what else but 24-hour shopping. […]

October 3, 2013 ×

Dubai, News Events and More

Stay Different – Summer Deals from Jumeirah

Stay Different – Summer Deals from Jumeirah

Something for my Dubai readers…. I’m sorry I keep on sending you instagrams of lavender fields in Provence, crystal blue waters of Malta, perfect chalky cool whites from Santorini and Mykonos and then posting about icy cold bottles of golden Cava in Barcelona. I’m sorry, because I know that while […]

August 29, 2013 ×

Beautiful places and spaces, Destination Guides

Navigating the green mountain – Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Navigating the green mountain – Jebel Akhdar, Oman

Imagine you’re just a quiet bloke. You live in the hills, just about as far away from civilization as you can manage. Your electricity trickles in on a single wire that hangs from a concrete pole that is currently being used as a butt-scratching device by the neighbourhood goat. Your […]

March 6, 2013 ×

Destination Guides

When running hot water is a luxury I could live without – Wadi Rum

When running hot water is a luxury I could live without – Wadi Rum

I must confess, I’m a little five-star. I think living in Dubai has done it to me – the surreal world where even mall toilets are glossy and four-star hotels have l’Occitaine toiletries to steal from the bathrooms. My husband used to tease me about it, until I dragged him […]

May 14, 2012 ×

Destination Guides

Eid Round-up

Eid Round-up

I may not be Islamic, but I still get their holidays. Being a western expat in a Muslim country, with a husband working for an English firm, and children going to an English curriculum school, we get the best of both worlds – Christian and Muslim holidays. The kids love […]

October 26, 2011 ×