Fun things to do in Dubai with Kids

Must Visit Attractions in Dubai for Kids

Kids will love visiting Dubai’s most exciting family friendly attractions. If you are planning on a family holiday or stopover in Dubai, make sure you include these fun activities in 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…

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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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Shangri-la hotel dubai review

My Little Slice of Shangri-La in Dubai

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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Bedouin campsite in Dubai desert

Arabian Desert Safari: A Dream Come True

When the Dubai Tourism team told me we were going to Dubai, the first vision that came into my mind was the sun setting over the Arabian Desert, I’m just a hopeless romantic and a dreamer. My dream of walking on the warm desert sands has come true yesterday when we were whisked off by Platinum Heritage to experience their…

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Handcrafts in Bastakiya area in Old Dubai

An Amazing Race in Old Dubai

‘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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camel in Dubai

Counting down the sleeps – Dubai, here I come!

It’s less than a week before I head off to Dubai. I really can’t believe how quickly it’s sneaked up on me. I’ve been working very hard behind the scenes creating plenty of crafty Christmas content to schedule whilst I’m away so you don’t miss out on your weekly craft fix, and getting all my ducks in a row before…

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EN tea ceremony classes Kyoto Japan

Experiencing Japanese Traditions in Kyoto

Kyoto is the perfect place to travel at a slower pace and really immerse yourself in some authentic Japanese cultural experiences. Here are some suggestions for where to stay and what to do in Kyoto for a taste of the traditional side of Japan. Stay in a Ryokan On my first visit to Kyoto I stayed at a Ryokan, which…

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Japanese food - sweet treats

Eating in Japan – A delicious guide for the Budget Traveller

So many people have asked me what the favorite part of my trip to Japan was. It was all pretty amazing but the highlight was THE FOOD! You don’t have to spend a fortune when eating out in Japan, even inexpensive options are excellent and delicious. The Japanese really know how to eat, food is a real experience, and it…

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