BOX PARK DUBAI IS OPEN NOW

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  What is the Box Park in Dubai? Box Park is a new, open air strip mall type concept that stretches for 1.2 km. It’s a completely new concept for Dubai, apart from the similar set up at North Beach in JBR which opened about a year ago.   Where is Box Park? Box Park ..Continue Reading

CRISPY OKRA RECIPE

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You may have seen this post on one of our social media channels earlier. We apologise for it disappearing from Facebook and then reappearing there! We were having a technical problem that we have now resolved.  Thanks for your understanding. All about Okra  Okra is a long, green, pod like vegetable with ridges down it’s ..Continue Reading

ART DUBAI 2015

What is Art Dubai? Welcome to Art Dubai 2015.  This important event, now in it’s 9th year is a permanent fixture on the Dubai International Events Calendar. Welcome also to corporate entertainment, parties, glamorous locations and the chance to meet some very arty people from all over the world. Read on, take a closer look. ..Continue Reading

QASR AL SARAB

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Welcome to Qasr Al Sarab in the Rub Al Khali (via the Emirates National Auto Museum)   This post is the second part of our Abu Dhabi 2 night trip. The first was at Eastern Mangroves Resort and Spa. Where is the Qasr Al Sarab hotel? In the Empty Quarter or the 2nd largest sand ..Continue Reading

ABU DHABI LUXURY HOTELS

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CRITERIA for choosing Abu Dhabi luxury hotels  There are so many Abu Dhabi luxury hotels. How would you choose which one to go to? Perhaps PROXIMITY to Dubai is important. Sometimes you don’t want to drive more than an hour or so. Hotel SETTING is important. Abu Dhabi luxury hotels have settings that range from desert islands to autodromes. UNIQUENESS of the ..Continue Reading

DESERT PALM BRUNCH

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Where is the Desert Palm? The Desert Palm is a boutique hotel and spa with 2 restaurants, a riding school for the disabled and a fully fledged polo facility with 400 or so horses. We had the Friday brunch at their restaurant Rare which overlooks the polo fields. It’s on the Hatta road, past Dragon ..Continue Reading

ART ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

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Why am I writing about Art Activities for kids? A company based in Denmark alerted me to their arrival in Dubai. They thought my blog would be a good place to showcase  their Art Activities for Kids range. I agreed to attend a local demonstration before I would commit to writing a review. I learnt ..Continue Reading

CHINESE NEW YEAR 2015 DUBAI RESTAURANTS – COMMENT AND WIN

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Fly to China this Chinese New Year 2015 Dubai A FREE 30 mintue flight on iPilot to China or any other destination in the world Could be Yours!   Read about iPilot in an earlier post – iPILOT DUBAI HAS LANDED IN MIRDIF  July 2014 – when I had three winners for 15 minute flights. This ..Continue Reading

MIRACLE GARDEN

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What is the Miracle Garden? A garden that features a range of enormous structures that range from windmills, peacocks, little fairy story houses and even a small Burj Khalifa! All of these structures have been studded with a myriad of flowers that grow for at least 6 months of the year. The phrase riot of ..Continue Reading

BUSHMANS ANANTARA

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What is the Bushmans Anantara? The Bushman’s Restaurant and Bar is the name of the Australian themed restaurant on the ground floor level of the Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. We had the Saturday Lazy Brunch deal, although they also have a great offer for drinks on Wednesdays. Dhs 75 for 3 drinks. ..Continue Reading