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Dubai

  • Rooms With A Breathtaking View

    Rooms With A Breathtaking View By Leon Hamilton

    Oct 7, 2015 Guest Blogs

    Everyone has a different checklist of what they want when staying at a hotel. Some want the fastest Wi-Fi connection, others a big buffet selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and me? I just want views I can look at for hours. Here are seven rooms…

  • 10 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids

    10 Things To Do In Dubai With Kids

    Jun 6, 2014 United Arab Emirates

    What a city! Dubai is bursting with entertainment; it’s big, busy and just… wow! There is so much to do within this relatively new family travel hotspot, so give yourself enough time. Don’t just use it for a transit. We spent 3 days in the shopping mall a…

  • 1 Unforgettable Arabian Night: Dubai’s Desert Safari

    1 Unforgettable Arabian Night: Dubai’s Desert Safari

    Jan 5, 2014 United Arab Emirates

    We couldn’t leave Dubai without experiencing the Arabian Desert. See how we discovered the amazing desert sunset, crazy 4x4 trek, camel rides, food and belly dancing.

  • 8 Ways A Family Can Spend 3 Days In Dubai Mall

    8 Ways A Family Can Spend 3 Days In Dubai Mall

    Dec 20, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    We had longed to visit Dubai and were breathtakingly excited to be spending 1 week there. We had been told by other travellers there was plenty to do and the informers were right. There simply was not enough time, especially when the world’s largest shopp…

  • When Was The Last Time You Played With Your Sega?

    When Was The Last Time You Played With Your Sega?

    Dec 20, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    Our third & final day at Dubai Mall. This time for some old school fun. It seemed like a lifetime ago I was playing Alex The Kid and Sonic The Hedgehog on my Sega Master System, and when we heard about Sega Republic in Dubai I had a teen-era flashback. A …

  • KidZania Dubai: The Kids Very Own City In The World’s Largest Mall

    KidZania Dubai: The Kids Very Own City In The World’s Largest Mall

    Dec 18, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    Located on the top floor of the world’s largest mall is KidZania. Our first experience of KidZania was last year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where we visited twice and still didn’t finish all the careers they had on offer. This one in Dubai was no differen…

  • Water & Ice On Our First Day In Dubai Mall

    Water & Ice On Our First Day In Dubai Mall

    Dec 16, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    The world’s largest mall is, well, large. Every week Dubai Mall attracts more than 750,000 visitors. We checked 2 draw cards of this mega mall in 1 day - the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink.

  • Who Can Resist a Hotel With Free Chocolate Hour?

    Who Can Resist a Hotel With Free Chocolate Hour?

    Dec 15, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    One afternoon we stumbled into our family hotel at Movenpick weary and tired from a day full of adventure. At first my eyes were deceiving me as I gazed upon the oasis of multiple levels of flowing milk chocolate. Then I spotted the sticks with strawberri…

  • Watersliding With Sharks On A Man-Made Island

    Watersliding With Sharks On A Man-Made Island

    Dec 14, 2013 United Arab Emirates

    Based on our experience at the original Atlantis resort in the Bahamas we asked if there was a way to top that. And Dubai did it. Situated in Atlantis, The Palm, the Aquaventure Waterpark is the number 1 water park in the Middle East and Europe, located o…