DUBAI

textile shopping in Dubai mypoppet.com.au

Textile Shopping in Dubai

Those of you that know me fairly well know that I kinda have a thing for fabric, I have a whole room full of it in fact. So many things about textiles rock my world, the colours, patterns and textures are just a feast for the senses, and of course there is the marvelous inherent potential that every piece of…

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10 Things to do in Dubai for 10 Dirhams or Less mypoppet.com.au

10 Things to do in Dubai for 10 Dirhams or Less

Dubai has a reputation for being a playground for the rich and famous; boasting the world’s only 7 star hotel and more luxury cars than you can poke a stick at, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you need to take out a second mortgage to holiday here. There is no denying that this city does a fantastic job of…

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Aquaventure shark tunnel waterslide

Make a Splash – Aquaventure Dubai

Just mention the word ‘waterslide’ to most kids and their face will light up, so imagine the reaction you’d get if they got to visit one of the biggest and best water parks in the world – Atlantis Aquaventure! I’m a big kid at heart so when the itinerary came through for my recent trip to Dubai and we had…

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Dubai from above - arial photos mypoppet.com.au

Dubai – A Patchwork of Colour in the Desert

There is no doubt that Dubai sits in the middle of a desert, the vast ‘beigeness’ of it was the first thing to strike me as our plane circled the airport. From initial impressions it’s easy to assume that lovers of colour, like me, will struggle in such a neutral landscape, but in fact the opposite is true – Not…

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My Stay at the Taj Dubai – A Hotel Review

Opened for only a few months the Taj Dubai is one of the new hotel offerings in the downtown area. Located just a stones throw away from the Dubai Mall and the iconic Burj Kalifa, it’s conveniently located for both business travellers and holiday makers alike. On my recent trip to Dubai I was invited to stay, enjoy the Taj’s…

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Friday Brunch St Regis Dubai

Friday Brunch in Style at the St Regis Dubai

Friday Brunch is a Dubai institution, it’s the start of the weekend and anybody who’s anybody heads out eat and socialise late into the afternoon. For most of us brunch is a late breakfast, but in Dubai, brunch starts at 1pm and can go on for several hours (it should really be called Linner!) Most Friday Brunch offerings in Dubai…

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Fun things to do in Dubai with Kids

Dubai for Kids

One of the things that I didn’t expect about Dubai was just what a great family friendly destination it is. It’s clean, very safe and super easy to get around. If I was traveling with Emma on this trip we probably would have done all the experiences I’ve covered in my past posts quite happily and easily (except maybe hot…

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Boat ride on Dubai lake fountain

Dubai, an Oasis in the Desert

The first thing that strikes you as you fly into Dubai is the sand. Sand as far as the eye can see. The desert that surrounds this shiny city is vast, beautiful and persistently encroaching into the city with every opportunity it gets. One gets the feeling that given the chance, mother nature could reclaim Dubai on a whim if…

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