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Fun things to do in Dubai with Kids

Dubai for Kids

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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

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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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Shangri-la hotel dubai review

My Little Slice of Shangri-La in Dubai

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I’m back from Dubai and missing the place already, especially my little oasis in the desert, the Shangri-La Hotel. You’ve all heard the phrase “Never judge a book by it’s cover”, well this really sums up my experience at the Shangri-La Dubai. On the surface it’s a mild mannered business traveler hotel, and to be honest if I was making…

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Exploring Old Dubai

An Amazing Race in Old Dubai

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‘Wow’ is the only word that can describe the whirlwind of sensory overload that was our first day in Dubai. After a long 15 hour flight I was grateful to check into the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai and sneak in a tiny nap before the group set off on our big adventure in Old Dubai. Our first stop was lunch…

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